Marin Horizon School (Mill Valley, CA) is a progressive, toddler – 8th grade school of about 300 students. The inquiry-based curriculum focuses heavily on hands-on, collaborative learning in order to develop students’ academic and social-emotional skills. The school views character education and self-advocacy as integral to growth in and out of the classroom and acknowledges diversity, equity, and inclusion as necessary elements of a strong community.
We are looking for a creative and dynamic Second/Third Grade Lead Teacher who demonstrates a desire to create engaging, differentiated curriculum and foster a caring and vibrant classroom community. The ideal candidate has experience with Lucy Calkins’ Readers/Writers Workshop, Responsive Classroom, an interest in curriculum design, and acknowledges the importance of social-emotional learning across all learning experiences.
This position is responsible for 3rd grade math and language arts instruction and works collaboratively with the 2nd grade lead teacher, as well as a shared assistant teacher, to plan and implement mixed-age science and social studies curriculum across the two classrooms.
Curriculum, Materials, Classroom Management
- Plan and implement third grade whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction in mathematics and language arts, following the Readers and Writers Workshop model.
- Collaborate with other 2nd/3rd grade lead teacher to plan and lead science and social studies in mixed-age groups
- Assess students regularly, examine assessment data, and refine lesson plans to differentiate instruction for each student while working collaboratively with Learning Support teachers
- Establish a classroom culture that creates community and embraces mistakes as learning opportunities by following Responsive Classroom, restorative justice, and best practices
Community-Building, Professional Development, and Other Responsibilities
- Consistently communicate student progress to families in order to involve parents/guardians in their child’s education
- Assist in the development of and participate in school functions, including but not limited to Back to School Night, admissions events, parent education events, and school-wide community-building events
- Chaperone at least one overnight camping trip
- Actively seek professional development
- Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
- Bachelor's degree in related field; master’s degree preferred
- 3-5 years teaching experience in lower elementary school
- Demonstrated commitment to culturally inclusive teaching practices
- Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds
- Experience with Responsive Classroom and/or Readers/Writers Workshop
- Must possess a collaborative, growth mindset intent on refining teaching practices as well as a desire to work with and learn from adults and students alike
Our mission is to challenge students to be self-reliant thinkers and lifelong learners. We inspire academic excellence, nurture students’ natural love of learning, and encourage them to be confident, creative individuals who are responsible to each other, the community, and the world.