Elementary Head Teacher at Mills College Children’s School

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Mills College Children's School

This wonderfully unique position in the Mills College Children’s School, the oldest laboratory school in the West, will be filled by the individual who shares our commitment to inquiry-centered learning for  both children and adults. The Mills College Children’s School follows a constructivist model of education for infant-toddler through fifth grade programs. The successful candidate will be strongly committed to teaching children and adults and leading teacher-led regional improvement of teaching. Apply here: https://mills.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=0992C1E940786F914F2E613876A8916C?JOBID=108291&fbclid=IwAR2zmzKZGOmdymaW7A-BVVZzy01W5EmczthmcODSkKRnzytTcfnoWYdYAZ0

Work Schedule
Mills College Children’s School follows the Mills academic calendar, mid-August to mid-June, (exact dates will vary from year-to-year). May require participation and support of auxiliary events (e.g. recruitment/admissions, development/fund-raising, academic conferences).

Representative Duties

Responsibilities include:

  • Curriculum – Plan and implement a curriculum based in the best-available knowledge of children’s learning and linked to the Early Childhood foundations and California state frameworks. Regularly work with colleagues of the Children’s School and School of Education to study children’s classroom learning in order continuously to improve instruction at the school and contribute more broadly to the knowledge base of teaching.
  • Student Teachers – Supervise, teach, and evaluate student teachers, supporting their integration of learning theory and classroom practice.  This work includes daily evaluation meetings and weekly participation in the Theory and Practice seminar.
  • Communication – Maintain active and open communications with parents/guardians of the children and with the other members of the Children’s School staff and School of Education faculty. Elementary Head Teachers are full members of the Children’s School teaching staff and will participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of activities and support of children and student teachers. This includes home visits, parent/teacher conferences, newsletters, parent meetings, and weekly staff meetings.  Both written and oral communications skills are essential and valued.
  • Professionalism – As a teacher in the laboratory school, the successful candidate will be a member of a team committed to advancing knowledge about teaching and to principled practice.  The position is based on the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with professional colleagues, parents, students, and children within a diverse and multicultural environment.
  • Perform related duties as needed.


  • Five or more years recent successful classroom teaching experience
  • Knowledge of and commitment to a constructivist model of education
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Master’s degree in Education
  • Ability to exhibit strong service orientation for all levels of College constituencies and members of the public
  • Ability to take appropriate steps to promote and sustain effective working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment
  • Position is contingent upon fingerprinting/background check clearance and tuberculosis clearance.

Apply here: https://mills.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=0992C1E940786F914F2E613876A8916C?JOBID=108291&fbclid=IwAR2zmzKZGOmdymaW7A-BVVZzy01W5EmczthmcODSkKRnzytTcfnoWYdYAZ0

To apply for this job email your details to wwalker@mills.edu

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