Saint Mark’s School is an independent, Episcopal coeducational day school in Altadena, California. Founded in 1960, the School serves the needs of approximately 300 Preschool through Sixth grade students from diverse ethnic, racial, religious and economic backgrounds. The School’s mission is to develop the unique intellect and character of each student in a nurturing environment committed to academic excellence, respect for diversity, responsibility, and spiritual growth.
The school is seeking a high energy, well organized teacher who has a proven success teaching young learners. The ideal candidate will be able to incorporate several styles of teaching and use varied approaches in a responsive classroom. Qualified candidates should demonstrate a growth mindset, flexibility, a commitment to ongoing professional development, strong communication skills, an ability to work as part of a team, and the skills to engage and inspire students.
Lower Elementary Teacher – Kindergarten
Full time; Exempt status
Elementary Teacher FTE (Certified)
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Must love working with children
Creative, energetic, patient, resourceful, flexible and cheerful
Superior organizational skills
Minimum requirement of a bachelor’s degree in education and a multiple subject teaching credential
Responsive Classroom and Singapore math training (preferred)
Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
Plans and implements developmentally appropriate curriculum and activities designed to promote academic, social and emotional growth for children, keeping in mind the stated goals and philosophy of Saint Mark’s School.
Provides a stimulating learning environment where children can develop their potential and experience growth.
Identifies and provides for the learning needs of individual children, reaching a range of learners within the classroom
Prepares and administers assessments with the aim of evaluating and communicating the progress of the students
Communicates effectively with children, parents and colleagues in a professional and positive manner. Communicates student progress clearly and accurately in verbal and written form, including progress reports, emails, parent conferences, and meetings
Demonstrates professionalism through punctuality, collaboration, organization, participation in meetings and staff development opportunities and maintains a respectful attitude in professional relationships
Participates in Back-to-School Night, Admissions Open House, kindergarten
Kindergarten admissions events and other school events as necessary
Plans and supervises field trips and classroom activities to extend student learning
Keeps current in contemporary and developmentally appropriate pedagogical thinking, strategies, and techniques through reading of professional journals andattendance at professional conferences, workshops and courses
Serves on committees and engages in professional group work as necessary
Supervises and mentors a teacher intern, working collaboratively to meet the needs of the students
Ensures the health and safety of children through visual supervision and by appropriately responding to injuries as well as unexpected circumstances.
Integrates meaningful and appropriate use of technology within the curriculum and maintains and updates teacher web page as required by the division head.
Follows guidelines of Emergency Preparedness Plan and takes responsibility forstudents’ safety in an emergency situation or drill
Completes required training each year (CPR, first aid, mandatory reporting etc.)
Other duties as assigned
Salary: As per pay scale
Benefits: A full benefits package includes medical, dental and vision coverage and a TIAA/CREF retirement plan.
Submissions: Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and current resume to Lower School Head Kelly Mancuso at email@example.com. Job description available upon request.
Non-discrimination policy: Saint Mark’s School is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of mental, physical, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.
Physical Requirements: Jobs include some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; some stopping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling; hearing, speaking, observing and significant fine finger dexterity. Specific abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Generally the job requires 15% sitting, 40% walking and 45% standing and the ability to life or move up to 50 pounds. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations, a generally hazard free environment, and in a clean atmosphere.