K & 1 Humanities Maternity leave teacher

Mount Tamalpais School (MTS), a K-8 independent school serving up to 240 students in Mill Valley, California is looking for a maternity leave Kindergarten and First Grade humanities teacher.  This teacher will have the opportunity to work with outstanding co-teachers and a dynamic leadership team to teach reading, writing, and social studies at two grade levels.

Our mission calls on us to develop “knowledge and goodness” and to be “inspiring and nurturing” in our work as educators.  To this end, this humanities teacher will teach in both kindergarten and first grade and co-lead the kindergarten homeroom.  While implementing the Readers and Writers workshop and a a phonics program, we are also working to incorporate more project based learning, interdisciplinary experiences, and technology integration.  We also place a significant emphasis on social emotional learning through Responsive Classroom and Toolbox.

MTS, known for its departmentalized structure, is at an exciting place in 2019 and beyond.  With a phenomenal budget for professional development, dynamic leadership, and a clear vision for the future, a humanities teacher who is excited to evolve a strong program will thrive.


Job Responsibilities

  • Co-teach kindergarten and first grade humanities courses

  • Co-lead kindergarten homeroom

  • Other on campus duties assigned to all faculty

  • Be a part of the lower school team, reporting to the Head of Lower School

Position Requirements

Education and Experience

  • A BA or BS in a relevant field.  Advanced degree(s) preferred

  • Two years of teaching experience

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to work with a wide range of individuals

  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills

  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively

Position Dates

  • We anticipate the position starting in late September or early October and ending near the end of February.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Mount Tamalpais School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MTS adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on race, color, creed, age, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnicity or national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, any protected military or veteran status, physical disability, or any other category protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.