The Marin School, an independent college-preparatory high school in San Rafael, California, seeks a full-time English Teacher.We seek an experienced candidate to work collaboratively with the current English/Drama teacher in developing and teaching an English program.
Teach five sections of English. English courses at TMS are writing and analytical skills-based and are led in a seminar style. In addition to an academic content background in literature, candidates should have a strong background in writing and in the teaching of writing.
Structure courses to involve collaboration with the current English/Drama teacher to insure the implementation of a strong curriculum.
Be an advisor to a group of 8-10 students; responsibilities include weekly meetings, mentoring of students, and conferences with parents.
Conduct ongoing assessment of student skills and learning and modify instructional methods to fit individual student needs.
Adapt the curriculum to the needs of neurodiverse students with varying abilities, and be able to accommodate students with a variety of learning profiles.
Maintain strong, professional relationships with colleagues in an environment where listening, critical thought, respectful debate, and compromise are welcomed and essential.
Communicate timely and proactively with parents about student progress.
Collaborate with other members of the faculty, administration, and staff on experiential, interdisciplinary, and community-based opportunities that add to the school community.
Participate in all faculty and staff meetings.
Supervise and/or participate in non-academic activities such as lunch supervision, chaperoning for dances and other activities, overnight trips, and service days.
Lead and participate in an overnight grade-level trip in the fall semester.
Create and implement a five-day “Outside the Walls” program in the spring semester that offers students an immersive and experiential learning experience.
3-5 years teaching, minimum
Advanced degree in English, Composition and Rhetoric, Comparative Literature, Teaching or Education preferred.
Experience teaching students in high school (preferably an independent school setting) or college with varying learning styles and using multisensory teaching techniques.
Experience in course design, planning, and implementation.
A willingness and ability to reflect on one’s own curriculum and teaching; a willingness to adapt both to meet the different needs of students.
A desire to work in a diverse and inclusive school environment.
A commitment to work collaboratively and innovatively with colleagues.
An ability to communicate respectfully, proactively, and honestly both orally and in writing with parents, colleagues, and administrators regarding curriculum and students.
A positive attitude, excellent written and oral skills, strong organizational skills and success within a work setting that requires collaboration, cooperation, flexibility, and collegiality.
Position begins August 16, 2019
Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for four references to firstname.lastname@example.org. EEO.
No calls please.
About The Marin School
The Marin School currently serves approximately 100 students in grades 9-12. We honor each student's unique learning style and act in accordance with an unshakable belief in the potential of each and every student. Our motto is "Small School. Big Impact." Class size at the school is small by design (7-10 students), to allow teachers to fully understand their students and give teachers the ability to personalize their instruction with experiential learning, innovative lessons and non-traditional, yet effective, learning opportunities.
The Marin School faculty is made up of passionate, skilled, motivated, inspiring teachers who love what they do. We wholeheartedly believe in each student's unique potential and seek faculty members who are equipped with the experience, talent, tools, skill and enthusiasm to meet the needs of multiple learning styles.