Sonoma Country Day School is a transitional kindergarten through eighth grade independent, coed day school located in California's wine country. We draw students from Sonoma and Napa Counties and send graduates to top national and local public and private schools. SCDS is the only independent elementary school of its kind in Sonoma County. Visit our school’s website to learn more at www.scds.org
Job description: We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative individual who loves working with children and values the unique contributions of each child in our school community. At Sonoma Country Day School we create the environment to teach and model integrity in personal behavior, tolerance and respect in interpersonal relations, engagement in learning, and the pursuit of each child’s capacity for excellence. We are committed to providing students with a challenging and exciting academic program, opportunities to develop their artistic and creative natures, ideals to open their potential for leadership, and self-confidence to express their uniqueness.
The applicant should have a strong background in current best practices relating to Humanities and be able to apply these to teaching. Strong communication skills with parents and students and the ability to collaborate with other members of the faculty are a must. Creating a warm, engaging classroom environment in combination with an academically demanding curriculum are vitally important parts of our program.
This individual will be committed to the education of all students; share our school vision of high standards of learning; cultivate and promote a safe, caring and supportive learning environment; differentiate instruction to meet students where they are; treat people fairly, equitably and with dignity and respect; recognize and value cultural differences; set high professional standards for self; utilize ethical principles in decision-making; communicate well both orally and in writing; demonstrate leadership; demonstrate strong organizational skills; work well with others; accept constructive feedback; solve problems creatively; seek out and implement innovative learning opportunities; be able to handle stress; be open to new ideas and change; and embrace learning as a lifelong process with a commitment to ongoing professional development.
Applicants should have 3-5 years teaching experience with middle school students, preferably at an independent school; hold a B.A./B.S. degree in English or history with significant coursework in the writing process. An advanced degree in English or history is highly preferable. Strong interpersonal skills, a good sense of humor, and flexibility are essential.
This is a 70% position. Hours are minimally 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a weekly faculty meeting until 4:30 although team planning meetings may require additional time. Occasional evening and weekend commitments are required throughout the school year as well. There may also be an opportunity to supplement this position with other duties based on your experiences.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.