Website Marin Country Day School
3rd Grade Science and K-2 Culinary Farm Teacher, Sustainability Co-coordinator
100% Starts August 2022
Reports to Lower School Division Head
Marin Country Day School seeks a gifted educator who is passionate about teaching Culinary Farm students using a rich and rigorous curriculum. Culinary Farm teaches children how to interact with food in healthy, sustainable ways for nutritional and environmental purposes. Students have hands-on experience planting, caring for and harvesting healthy foods, while learning about the larger system of food production whether in Culinary Farm class or at recess. We seek an educator with a demonstrated background and or interest in cultural competency, curriculum development, technology integration and environmental sustainability. Also, we seek an educator with the belief in teaching with the interests of the whole child in mind. Our approach and philosophy center around collaboration, thoughtful innovation, team building and leveraging diverse and multiple perspectives.
About Marin Country Day School
MCDS is an independent, K-8, co-educational day school enrolling approximately 595 students from across the Bay area, drawing equally from San Francisco and Marin.
Our mission at MCDS is to create an inclusive community of learning that inspires curiosity, empathy, and action.
We actively seek diversity in our administration, faculty and student body. As a school, we affirm that human diversity includes, but is not limited to: age, family structure, gender, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, and learning style. As our Statement of Community and Inclusion indicates, “Ours is a Community that would be uncomfortable without diversity and, therefore, has been intentional about creating and nurturing a diverse group of adults and children who share the core values of respect, responsibility and compassion.”
At MCDS, every employee is integral in creating a learning community in which all seek to improve as practitioners, learners and team members, and we support our outstanding faculty and professional staff through our strong professional development program.
Teaches and plans for Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade Culinary Farm classes and 3rd grade science classes
Serves as Lower School Sustainability Co-coordinator, working with all constituents to weave sustainability practices within the fabric of the school
Leads Recess time in the garden
Completes garden work to prepare space for teaching and support the kitchen’s sustainability efforts
Works with teachers from other disciplines to plan transdisciplinary curriculum
Creates a supportive and inclusive classroom environment that honors and nurtures each child’s individual identity
Develops warm and respectful relationships with students
Identifies and responds to individual students’ learning differences and creates enrichment opportunities
Collaborates with Student Support Services to meet the needs of individual learners
Communicates with parents/guardians and outside professionals regarding individual students as needed
Participates in regular team and/or department meetings and weekly faculty meetings
Attends Back to School Nights
Participates in student admission process
Supervises students at recess, carpool, etc.
Participates in assemblies and other special events
Serves on committees as needed
Bachelor’s Degree, Masters and credential preferred
Relevant teaching experience
Commitment to professional growth, reflective practice, and growth mindset
Strong ability to work collaboratively
Robust professional development program
Faculty and Staff of Color Affinity Group called Fusion
Active SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) and White Anti-Racist groups
Ability to design innovative curriculum in collaboration with colleagues
Strong and supportive professional community with a growth mindset
MCDS is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the principles and practices of
diversity throughout the school community. Compensation is competitive.
Please send cover letter, resume, and statement of educational philosophy.
Postal: Search Committee/Culinary Farm Teacher
5221 Paradise Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925