AT12Nueva's programs, teachers, and students provide a living laboratory for both new and experienced teachers to explore and develop their teaching gifts. In a supportive environment of lifelong learning, teaching associates can draw on the rich mentoring they receive from the classroom and specialist teachers with whom they work to stretch their teaching in new directions.

Committed to supporting and preparing the teachers of tomorrow since 1967, Nueva provides Associate Teachers with experience in all facets of teaching and faculty life. They witness and participate in exemplary teaching practices, including Nueva's unique programs such as Lit Club, social and emotional learning, and design thinking.

Associate Teachers spend two years at Nueva, learning under the mentorship of experienced teachers. We have Associate Teachers in all divisions: lower, middle, and upper school. Faculty members work in grade-level and division teams to design programs and curricula, and Associate Teachers actively participate in this process, bringing fresh ideas, perspectives, and energy to their teaching teams. Associate Teachers benefit from this professional collaboration, and in turn, the program, the students, and the broader Nueva community are enriched by their contributions.

Diverse and Inclusive

Emplymt ATBeverly 300pxAs rich and diverse as our student population, our team of Associate Teachers represents educators from all backgrounds and stages in their careers. For example, we have mid-career job changers, such as those leaving the corporate world from finance, technology, or law, who are searching for a more meaningful application of their talents and who bring a diversity of experience, skills, and perspectives to classrooms.

Those entering education from such fields as psychology and behavior therapy bring crucial critical-thinking skills, analytical minds, and social and emotional functioning, which are invaluable to working with Nueva's gifted students. Associates who come to Nueva from public schools, afterschool and enrichment programs, sports coaching, or classrooms in other school settings bring backgrounds in curriculum design and classroom management, as well as a desire for experience in a constructivist, student-centered classroom.


Brimming with experience and inspired by innovative ideas and techniques, Nueva associate teachers are eagerly hired by both public and independent schools throughout the Bay Area and nationwide. While most associates go on to teach in their own classrooms, some continue studies in pursuit of advanced degrees, while a few choose to embark on other careers inspired by their work with our students.

Among independent-school communities that have been enriched by our associate teaching alumni are Maryland's The Park School, New York's Bank Street School for Children, and California's Katherine Delmar Burke School. Associates have also gone on to share their teaching gifts with many public and international schools.

How to Apply

Applications for the Innovative Teacher Program are accepted throughout the year, with interviews beginning after January 1 for the following year. For any questions about the Innovative Teacher Program, please contact Jennifer Min, Interim Director of the Innovative Teacher Program, at




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