Marin Horizon, located in Mill Valley, California, is a progressive toddler – 8th school with over 275 students. The curriculum is “Montessori inspired” and features an exceptionally strong inquiry-based program with a long commitment to developing every student’s academic tenacity and critical thinking skills. The school views character education as central and strives to develop each child’s academic skills, inner strengths, creativity, and social conscience.
Marin Horizon School seeks an experienced social studies teacher to begin April 2019. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching about American history, working with middle school students, and developing positive relationships with parents and colleagues. The position requires excellent collaborative and communication skills, a flexible and positive attitude, and the ability to learn quickly.
Curriculum, Materials, and Classroom Management
Teach content and skills based on Marin Horizon School’s thematic and project-based history curriculum. These include content based on a three-year cycle of world history including Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and the United States.
Establish an inspiring classroom setting that is organized and engaging, with systems and procedures that manage student behavior, movement, and learning.
Teach using various methodologies, including lectures, demonstrations, discussions and laboratory experiences.
Establish a powerful classroom culture where children have high expectations for themselves and for others, are self-motivated and self-directed, and where children value and love learning.
Develop and implement individualized learning plans, small and whole group lesson plans and classroom activities consistent with Marin Horizon instructional guidelines.
Collaborate with Marin Horizon team members on curriculum.
Adapt English and history materials and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments and lesson plans that guide and challenge students based on essential questions.
Parent Education, Meetings, and Conferences
Provides students and their families with regular and timely information on classroom activities and student progress; finds ways to involve parents/guardians in their students' education.
Prepare documents and reports necessary to facilitate parent teacher conferences or other meetings requested by parents or school administration.
Serve as an 8th grade advisor
Attend weekly team and faculty meetings
Actively participate in professional development
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor's Degree in related field required; Master's Degree preferred
3-5 years teaching experience
Sensitive to the needs of children from diverse backgrounds
Must possess a growth mindset and can use feedback to refine practice