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Website marincountryday Marin Country Day School


August 2023

Reports to Lower School Division Head

Marin Country Day School seeks a gifted educator passionate about teaching 1st-grade students using a rich and rigorous curriculum. 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 School is an independent, K-8, co-educational day school enrolling approximately 590 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.


Head teacher in a self-contained classroom. Responsible for working with a group of 18-20 students in literacy, math, social studies, and social emotional learning
Plans and collaborates with the other two lead teachers at the grade level
Supports, supervises, and mentors an Associate Teacher
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
Participates in regular team meetings and weekly faculty meetings
Attends Back to School Nights
Supervises students at recess, carpool, etc.
Chaperones grade level or classroom field trips
Participates in assemblies and other special events
Serves on committees as needed
Participates in Admissions Day and/or other admissions events


Bachelor’s Degree, Masters, and credential preferred
Relevant teaching experience
Commitment to professional growth, reflective practice, and demonstrating a 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) group
Active White Anti-racist group
Ability to design an 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.

MCDS uses a salary scale that is based on years of experience and ranges from $65,605 to $131,209.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to employment@mcds.org.



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