Who We Are| Founded in 1931 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Mayfield Junior School is a leading independent, Catholic school serving kindergarten to eighth grade boys and girls. Mayfield is distinguished by the Holy Child educational philosophy of Cornelia Connelly, the Society’s founder. Connelly’s pioneering belief of developing the whole child as an intellectual, spiritual, creative and athletic person set the standard for Mayfield 87 years ago. This belief guides the delivery of our innovative educational program today and inspires the trajectory of our vision into the future.
Within an academic course of study specifically designed for each developmental stage, students are challenged to reach their individual potential. Character development is an essential component of our school and reinforced at every opportunity.
Who You Will Be Partnering With | Mayfield’s welcoming and diverse community—students, faculty, staff, administration, parents and alumni—is one of faith-in-action wrapped in a spirit of joy. Contributing to the lives of others is a tangible expression of God’s love for one another.
Our ‘One Mayfield’ culture fosters respect, excellence and meaning. The school community values its rich tradition and purposefully sets its sight on defining what is best for students. Faculty and staff are called to implement the school’s Mission every day by nurturing the growth of each student through dynamic learning opportunities.
Reporting to the Middle School Director, this full-time learning support position starts August 1, 2018.
What You Will Be Receiving| Mayfield Junior School offers a competitive compensation package and wide-ranging professional development opportunities. In a collegial and supportive environment filled with forward thinkers, faculty and staff are provided the tools and resources enabling each the opportunity to thrive.
Where You Will Be Working| The San Gabriel Mountains provide a picturesque backdrop to our neighborhood campus located in the vibrant city of Pasadena. Mayfield Junior School is just 10 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles, south of the world-famous Rose Bowl, east of bustling Old Pasadena and west of the California Institute of Technology. Get to and around Pasadena thanks to Mayfield Junior School’s close proximity to convenient transit and light rail options.
To qualify for the position, the following apply:
Current and valid teaching credential
Reading specialist credential preferred, or progress towards one or more of the following certifications: reading specialist, math specialist, GATE certificate
2 or more years of teaching experience
Willingness to support Mayfield Junior School’s Mission, Philosophy and Holy Child goals
Professionalism and excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Skills and qualities of a successful candidate:
A sound knowledge of childhood development and pedagogy
Ability to provide support and challenge to students in all levels K-8 (majority of students K-4) in literacy and math, mainly in small groups
Familiarity with growth mindset, deeper learning and design thinking
Ability to differentiate the curriculum and meet the needs of diverse learners, helping every child reach his/her potential
Strong knowledge of and ability to integrate current technology (Macs and iPads) throughout the curriculum, Apple teacher certification desired
Ability to maintain and communicate student records of progress to parents and teachers
Excellent collaboration skills: working with teachers, directors, guidance counselors, and other members of the support team
Flexible and creative team player
Sense of humor and love of the range of age groups
Supportive, nurturing, warm personality
Experience in a faith-based or independent school a plus
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and a teaching portfolio if available. In lieu of portfolio, applicants are encouraged to submit photos of their classroom or student work, videos, links to personal websites or other relevant materials to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No phone calls, please
Mayfield Junior School is an Equal Opportunity Employer