Full Time (Part-Time available for the right candidate)
Start Date: August 2021
Located in a bucolic area of San Rafael, Marin Montessori School’s Junior High seeks a math instructor to join our passionate team of educators. The Junior High serves students in grades 7 through 9. Its innovative academic program features a land and farm-based science curriculum, micro-business design and management, and an English curriculum that is integrated across subject areas. The successful applicant will be passionate about mathematics and math instruction, excited to work with young people, and eager to contribute to a vibrant school that is truly a learning community.
With 230 students in our lower school and 50 in our Junior High, sought-after graduates, over five decades educating Bay Area children and teens, and located on two bustling, beautiful campuses in Corte Madera and San Rafael, Marin Montessori School is a flourishing community.
MMS recently completed a $3.5mm capital campaign and the expansion of our Corte Madera campus, creating a stunning waterfront and nature-rich elementary wing. A recognized not-for-profit school committed to inclusion: $1mm of MMS’s $9mm annual budget is awarded in tuition assistance every year. As a Green-Ribbon awarded school committed to making a positive impact on our environment, MMS was proud to welcome former Vice President Al Gore as the keynote speaker in 2019-2020; he spoke on climate change and youth activism at the school’s annual fundraiser in support of tuition assistance. This coming spring, chef and food activist Alice Waters will serve as the keynote speaker.
This is an especially thrilling time to join MMS, a school with recognized accreditations from both AMI (Association Montessori International) and CAIS (California Association of Independent Schools). With recent articles in the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review touting the benefits of a Montessori education, along with the knowledge that students from our Junior High program are thriving and matriculating to outstanding high schools, Bay Area families are increasingly interested in making MMS their long-term school. Marin Montessori is a community of passionate educators, engaged students, and enthusiastic families.
Lead Algebra and Geometry classes
Work closely with colleagues to consider experiential approaches to the application of mathematical thinking to hands-on work
If full time:
Occasionally teach elective offerings fitting your interests and expertise
Other duties include conferencing regularly with students, writing student evaluation reports, advising 6-8 students, and collaborating with the Junior High team of teachers.
Preferred Experience, Qualifications, and Attributes:
Interest and demonstrated ability in teaching and supporting adolescents
Willingness and interest in implementing an integrated, individualized approach to math, connecting abstract concepts and hands-on learning
Ability to teach to a diverse range of student abilities and levels
Commitment to working on a team of teachers and administrators always striving to model professionalism and healthy collaboration in service of the school’s mission and students
Experience with fostering and maintaining supportive and professional relationships with enthusiastic and engaged parents.
Previous teaching experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including digital communication skills
Mature, responsive temperament to model steadiness for the energetic community
Highly ethical and honest
Growth mindset: a love of brainstorming ideas, collaborating, learning through feedback, and always striving for excellence and growth
Montessori training and completion of the Montessori Orientation to Adolescence
MMS is committed to authentic AMI Montessori education. If the ideal candidate is not Montessori trained, they will need a depth of passion for experiential education and teaching adolescents.
Salary and Hours:
This is an exempt, full-time position. For the right candidate, part-time is an option. The salary and benefits package is very competitive.
How to Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Marin Montessori School is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of age, ancestry, color, religious creed, denial of Family and Medical Care Leave, disability (mental and physical), marital, familial or parental status, medical condition, genetic information, military and Veteran status, national origin (including language use restrictions), race, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, and gender expression, political affiliation or sexual orientation.
Additional Salary Information: This is an exempt, full-time position. For the right candidate, part-time is an option. The salary and benefits package is very competitive.
About Marin Montesssori School
Marin Montessori School's Mission:
"Education for Life"
The mission of Marin Montessori School, in adherence to the principles of the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) as envisioned by Dr. Maria Montessori, is to nurture the development of each child in our diverse community to his or her fullest potential – an independent, responsible, compassionate, learned individual who thinks critically and realizes clearly his or her role in the world. Thus, our mission is to provide education for life.