Marin Country Day School seeks motivated educators to support elementary classroom teachers. The Support Teacher position is ideal for individuals beginning a career in education and/or in a credential or graduate program. This is a part-time teaching position beginning in late August 2018 and ending June 2019. The position reports to classroom Lead Teacher and Division Head
Support teachers are paired with a mentor teacher in a self-contained classroom of approximately 18-20 students in grades K-2. The support teacher remains in that classroom for the academic year. In grades 3 and 4, the support teacher is also paired with a mentor teacher but works across the grade level in two or three different classrooms. Observing and collaborating with mentor teachers and participating in all aspects of school life, support teachers gain valuable experience and training. Support teachers receive observations and feedback and also participate in weekly meetings with a cohort. Meeting topics include information and discussions about classroom management, curriculum planning, social emotional development, technology use, students with learning differences, and assessment.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Meeting with classroom teacher at least once a week
Assisting teacher with whole group, small group and individual activities as determined by the classroom teacher
Being aware of and responsive to the needs of head teacher and of children
Assisting with classroom organizational and clerical responsibilities
Providing supervision and support during lunch
Supervising the playground and other duties as necessary
Attending weekly support teacher seminars and completing related assignments
MCDS is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the principles and practices of diversity throughout the school community.
Our Statement of Community and Inclusion* highlights our mission:
Our school is a community that:
Inspires children to develop a love of learning,
thoughtful perspectives and a diversity of skills;
Nurtures in each of them a deep sense of respect, responsibility and compassion; and Challenges them to envision and to work toward a better world.
“Ours is a Community that would be uncomfortable without diversity and, therefore, has been intentional about creating and nurturing a diverse group of adults and children who share the core values of respect, responsibility and compassion. As such, to realize successfully our mission and values, each of us must actively help build and cultivate our multifaceted community by developing cultural competency.”
Minimum of undergraduate degree
Desire to pursue a career in education
Strong preference for individuals in credentialing and/or advanced degree programs in Education
Additional Salary Information: Salary and benefits at high NAIS levels
About Marin Country Day School
Marin Country Day School is an independent K-8 coed day school enrolling 595 students at a 35-acre campus in Corte Madera, California. Our school's mission, underscored by our core values of respect, responsibility and compassion, asks children to become skilled learners and ethical human beings, motivated to make a difference in the world.
Founded in 1956 by an adventurous group of parents and educators who believed that learning is a joyous and lifelong process, MCDS provides a distinguished education based on distinctive values, aspirations and practices. Students at MCDS enjoy the benefits of innovative teaching, enhanced understanding of how children learn, tools for clear and creative expression and an increasingly diverse student body.
Our rich and well-considered core curriculum includes a rigorous grounding in traditional academic disciplines: English, Spanish, mathematics, science and social studies. Art, athletics, drama, music and outdoor education are integral parts of the program. In addition, Aikido/Energy Time, developmental physical education and age-appropriate curricula covering nutrition, human sexuality and substance abuse promote health and wellness.
We strive as well to prepare our students to participate thoughtfully and meaningfully in the changing world of the 21st century, and to give them flexible skill sets that will serve them in a world that is more competitive and technologically integrated. Woven into the program are initiatives promoting ecoliteracy, global awareness and engagement and facility in the use of technology. Ongoing review of the core program assures that the curriculum is dynamic, incorporates current pedagogy and best practices, and is well-aligned through the nine grade levels.