We are seeking engaging, creative and innovative team members who will support our students and parents to carry forth the Episcopal tradition, Mission, Philosophy and Core Values of our school. St. Matthew’s is an equal opportunity employer.
Model the school’s philosophy in working with students, parents, colleagues and administration
Work with the Lower School Director to carry out the academic program: curriculum development and implementation, classroom management, student assessment and parent communication
Collaborate with grade level colleagues, as well as work closely with other lower school faculty around teaching and learning
Facilitate the emotional and social development of each student
Support students in achieving their full potential of development and growth, through observation of students’ behavior and needs, and consult with the school counselor and Director of Learning Services
Write two progress reports, a mid-year and year-end checklist and narrative report, and hold parent-teacher conferences
Attend and participate in the following: chapels, faculty in-service meetings, student assemblies, and other school functions, as requested
Attend weekly faculty meetings and actively participate in curricular discussions
Participate in professional development opportunities and keep current on educational issues and trends
Qualifications and Salary
A minimum of two years prior experience in an elementary school is essential. A master’s degree and California or other state teaching credential are preferred, but not required. This position is competitively compensated with benefits. Salary is dependent upon personal qualifications and experience.
Interested candidates should address cover letter and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include "Lower School Lead Teacher Position" in the email subject line.
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School Mission Statement
The School’s mission is to inspire, through an academically challenging course of study, the intellectual curiosity, confidence, moral courage, and character that prepare students to be leaders of positive change in the world.
About St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School is an independent, Episcopal day school, founded in 1953 and located on a beautiful and historic campus in downtown San Mateo, 19 miles south of San Francisco. The School serves over 300 students in Preschool through Grade 8 with a program rich in tradition, innovation, and purpose.
The St. Matthew’s experience begins with our commitment to academic excellence -- students learn to use their minds well, in the context of a school community devoted to the whole person – heart, mind, body, and spirit. Our Episcopal tradition provides an authentic language for teaching values and forming character. The result is an education that equips young people with the knowledge, skills, and experience to serve as leaders, in their further education in high school and college and in their communities through life.
The School's mission is to inspire, through an academically challenging course of study, the intellectual curiosity, confidence, moral courage, and character that prepare students to be leaders of positive change in the world.