Marin Horizon School, located in Mill Valley, CA, is a progressive, toddler – 8th grade school with over 275 students. The Montessori-inspired, 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 social studies teacher who demonstrates a desire to create engaging, differentiated curriculum that is inquiry-based and promotes critical thinking skills. In addition to having strong teaching and relationship-building skills, the ideal candidate will have experience teaching about ancient civilizations, Asian and American history, and working with middle school students. The position requires excellent collaboration and communication skills, a flexible and positive attitude, and a growth mindset.
Curriculum, Materials, and Classroom Management
Teach content and skills based on Marin Horizon School’s thematic and project-based history curriculum. These include content based on a three-year cycle of world history including Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and the United States.
Establish an inspiring classroom setting that is organized and engaging, with systems and procedures that manage student behavior, movement, and learning.
Establish a powerful classroom culture where children have high expectations for themselves and for others, where they can embrace mistakes as learning opportunities, and where children value and love learning.
Teach using various methodologies, including lectures, demonstrations, discussions and simulations.
Develop and implement inquiry-based small and whole group lesson plans and classroom activities consistent with Marin Horizon educational philosophy.
Collaborate with Marin Horizon team members on curriculum.
Community-Building, Meetings, and Conferences
Consistently communicate student progress and classroom activities to families in order to involve parents/guardians in their student’s education.
Provide timely feedback to students to promote their personal and academic growth.
Assist in the development of and participate in school functions, including but not limited to Back to School Night, admissions open house, curriculum night, parent education events, and school-wide community-building events.
Prepare necessary documents and materials to facilitate parent-teacher conferences or other meetings requested by parents or school administration.
Student Support and Assessments
Collaborate with learning specialist to support students’ various academic needs.
Assess students regularly (informally and formally), examine assessment data, and refine learning plans to differentiate instruction for each student.
Prepare student progress and assessment reports in a timely manner.
Coordinate with outside support specialists as needed.
Serve as an advisor
Chaperone at least one overnight outdoor education trip
Actively seek and participate in professional development
Attend weekly team and faculty meetings
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor's Degree in related field required; Master's Degree preferred
3-5 years teaching experience
Demonstrated commitment and experience with culturally responsive teaching practices
Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds
Must possess a growth mindset, be highly collaborative, and can use feedback to refine teaching practices