Grade 6 Science Teacher, Family Leave Replacement (50%)
Reports to Upper School Division Head
Overview of School
Marin Country Day School is an independent, coeducational day school with an enrollment of 590 students in grades K-8. We enroll children from both San Francisco and Marin County and actively seek diversity in our administration, faculty and student body.
The school's mission asks children to become strong learners and ethical human beings who are prepared and motivated to make their world a better and healthier place. In addition to an engaging curriculum balancing academics, arts and athletics, our current strategic initiatives focus on technology, environmental sustainability, and community and global connections.
MCDS is particularly concerned with supporting its outstanding faculty and professional staff and places a strong emphasis on professional development. Every employee helps create a learning community in which all seek to improve as practitioners, learners and team members. Members of the faculty and professional staff are bright, collaborative and passionate.
MCDS is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the school community.
plan and teach classes two sections of 6th grade science
coordinate curriculum with two other 6th grade science teachers
work with teachers from other disciplines to plan transdisciplinary curriculum
work with individuals and groups of students during tutorial periods
regularly post homework and class materials to Google Classroom
prepare progress reports and conference notes
communicate with parents and outside professionals regarding individual students as needed
Grade Level, Team and Department Responsibilities
participate in regular team and department meetings focused on grade level logistics (e.g., field trips, special events) and on students
attend Science Department meetings
collaborate with department members to develop and refine curriculum and assessments
Division and School-Wide Responsibilities
attend weekly faculty meetings
participate in student admission process
supervise students at recess, carpool, school dances, etc.
participate in Upper School and all-school assemblies
Our school is a community that:
Inspires children to develop a love of learning,
thoughtful perspectives and a diversity of skills;
Nurtures in each of them a deep sense of
respect, responsibility and compassion; and
Challenges them to envision and to work toward a better world.
“Ours is a Community that would be uncomfortable without diversity and, therefore, has been intentional about creating and nurturing a diverse group of adults and children who share the core values of respect, responsibility and compassion. As such, to realize successfully our mission and values, each of us must actively help build and cultivate our multifaceted community by developing cultural competency.”
a minimum of three years teaching experience in middle school
minimum Bachelor's Degree; Masters preferred
strong background in environmental, life, physical and chemical sciences
Marin Country Day School is an independent K-8 coed day school enrolling 560 students at a 35-acre campus in Corte Madera, California. Our school's mission, underscored by our core values of respect, responsibility and compassion, asks children to become skilled learners and ethical human beings, motivated to make a difference in the world.
Founded in 1956 by an adventurous group of parents and... educators who believed that learning is a joyous and lifelong process, MCDS provides a distinguished education based on distinctive values, aspirations and practices. Students at MCDS enjoy the benefits of innovative teaching, enhanced understanding of how children learn, tools for clear and creative expression and an increasingly diverse student body.
Our rich and well-considered core curriculum includes a rigorous grounding in traditional academic disciplines: English, Spanish, mathematics, science and social studies. Art, athletics, drama, music and outdoor education are integral parts of the program. In addition, Aikido/Energy Time, developmental physical education and age-appropriate curricula covering nutrition, human sexuality and substance abuse promote health and wellness.
We strive as well to prepare our students to participate thoughtfully and meaningfully in the changing world of the 21st century, and to give them flexible skill sets that will serve them in a world that is more competitive and technologically integrated. Woven into the program are initiatives promoting ecoliteracy, global awareness and engagement and facility in the use of technology. Ongoing review of the core program assures that the curriculum is dynamic, incorporates current pedagogy and best practices, and is well-aligned through the nine grade levels.