Marin Country Day School seeks motivated educators to support elementary classrooms. The Support Teacher position is ideal for individuals beginning a career in education and/or in a credential or graduate program. This is a full time teaching position beginning in late August 2017 and ending June 2018. The position reports to classroom Lead Teacher and Division Head.
Support Teachers are paired with a lead 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 lead teacher but works across the grade level in three different classrooms. Observing and collaborating with lead 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 other Support Teachers. 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 with whole group, small group and individual activities as determined by the lead classroom teacher
Being aware of and responsive to the needs of lead 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
How to Apply:
MCDS is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the principles and practices of diversity throughout the school community.
Please send cover letter and resume by email, fax or postal.
Marin Country Day School is an independent K-8 coed day school enrolling 560 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.