Mandarin Teacher (leave replacement)

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Sonoma Country Day School

Sonoma Country Day School is a transitional kindergarten through eighth grade independent, coed day school located in California’s wine country. We draw students from Sonoma and Napa Counties and send graduates to top national and local public and private schools. SCDS is the only independent elementary school of its kind in Sonoma County. Visit our school’s website to learn more at

We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative individual who is committed to adolescent education to join our faculty as a maternity leave substitute Mandarin teacher from August 17, 2018, to an expected end date of November 16, 2018, with the possibility of an extension. This individual will be creating and delivering engaging lessons for students in all grades K-8. This individual will be responsible for working with the Mandarin teacher before the time of the leave in August to learn the curriculum and understand the expectations of material to cover. This individual will be expected to communicate professionally, both verbal and written, with students, parents, and colleagues regarding their students.

This individual will be committed to the education of all students; hold a school vision of high standards of learning; cultivate and promote a safe, caring and supportive learning environment; treat people fairly, equitably and with dignity and respect; recognize and value cultural differences; collaborate and communicate with students, families, and the broader school community; set high professional standards for self; utilizes ethical principles and decision-making; communicate well both orally and written; accept responsibility; demonstrate leadership; demonstrate a work ethic required for high levels of personal and organizational performance; work well with others; accept constructive feedback; solve problems creatively; be able to handle stress; be willing to examine one’s own assumptions, beliefs, and practices; take initiative to address challenges and issues.

Qualifications:  Master’s degree in Mandarin or Education. Experience teaching Mandarin.

Experience must include:

  • Instruction in teaching Mandarin to elementary or middle school age students
  • Creating lessons for all different types of learners. Experience differentiating lessons for learners in the same classroom according to beginner, intermediate, or advanced level upon entry to class.
  • Experience integrating technology into the Mandarin curriculum. Use of an interactive board for students to actively manipulate materials on the board. Using different online resources to help with differentiating the various learning levels of beginners, intermediates, and advanced students throughout the K-8 grade levels.
  • Experience with administrative organization and leadership, such as organizing and leading an event that required working with other individuals as well as requiring both verbal and written communication.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. SCDS is an equal opportunity employer and opportunities are open to all individuals without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or handicap.

How to Apply:

Please do not call the school. If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and names of three references to Juna McDaid, Middle School Division Head, at Please reference “Mandarin leave position” in the subject line of your email.

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