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 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.
Applicants should have at least 3-5 years teaching experience, preferably at an independent school and with grade levels K-8; and ideally hold a B.A./B.S. degree with significant coursework in mathematics, writing and reading. An advanced degree in education is highly preferable, as is experience working with gifted students as well as those with learning challenges. The individual should have experience with one or more of the following: a specific learning disability in the area of reading, written expression, and/or mathematics, ADHD, anxiety, sensory processing disorder, social communication disorder, executive functioning impairment etc. Applicants should have a high comfort level and facility with technology as it pertains to learning support. Strong interpersonal skills, a good sense of humor and flexibility are essential.
The individual should possess a strengths-based perspective in working with students to build a repertoire of learning strategies. It is essential that the individual be able to: 1) engage with students, collaborate with teachers and be responsive to input from the Learning Support Coordinator; 2) determine objectives to reach students’ learning support goals; 3) track, measure and communicate student progress.
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; 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; embrace learning as a lifelong process with a commitment to ongoing professional development.
Sonoma Country Day School is an equal opportunity employer and opportunities are open to all individuals without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or handicap.
Please do not call the school. If you are interested in this position, please send your cover letter and resume to Shaun McTigue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Salary Information: This is a part-time position with working hours between 8:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Learning Support Teacher is paid an hourly wage based on the number of learning support sessions that occur each week. The Learning Support Teacher is also paid to attend mandatory meetings and staff trainings at a specified rate of pay.