• Full Time
  • Larkspur, CA
  • This position has been filled

Website Marin Primary and Middle School

7th & 8th Grade Math Teacher and 7th Grade Advisor

Pay Range: $62,400 – $110,000

Starting August 2023

We inspire joyful learning, honor each child, and build connections to empower all students to make a difference.

We honor and enjoy children’s natural curiosity, competence, and exuberance. Using teams of teachers and educational methods tailored to how children learn best, we connect with our students, build trusting relationships, and make learning relevant, memorable, and fun. Asking not “how smart is the child” but “how is the child smart,” we guide our students to see their full potential, and we equip them to pursue it with passion and purpose. We inspire children to make a difference. We value academic excellence, personal integrity, and community action and encourage our students to become informed, engaged, and ethical global citizens.

At Marin Primary & Middle School, we believe that it’s deep connections-between students, with teachers, and with ideas-that help kids know themselves and push through boundaries in school and in life. Every day we strengthen these connections so our students are able to tackle new ideas and challenges, pursue their goals with optimism and courage, and apply all they learn to the world they’ll inherit.

Serving 320 students in preschool through grade 8, Marin Primary & Middle School’s vibrant learning community is located in the town of Larkspur, just 4.5 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Taking advantage of both the beautiful outdoor environment of Marin County and the cultural offerings of metropolitan San Francisco, MP&MS asks its students to Be Connected, Be Curious, and Be Courageous.

At Marin Primary & Middle School we make education meaningful, while encouraging pride in self, respect for others, and enthusiasm for learning.

The middle-school math teacher is an experienced, passionate, and creative educator who inspires and engages students, fostering appropriate academic rigor alongside excitement and curiosity. The teacher is responsible for leading an inquiry-based, hands-on program in math for seventh and eighth grade students. Each grade level offers a foundational math class and a more rigorous math class; seventh graders will take either Pre-Algebra Foundations or Pre-Algebra, while eighth graders will take either Algebra Foundations or Algebra.

The teacher also serves as an advisor for 12-14 students. Advisors are the primary liaison between school and home, and advocate for their advisees. They stay connected to all aspects of their advisees’ school lives, connect with their teachers, and support them to meet academic, social, and emotional goals. Advisor teams meet weekly and collaboratively utilize curriculum to maintain a level of consistency across advisory groups.

Teachers at MP&MS work as members of subject area and grade-level advisory teams, sharing the responsibility of creating a strong sense of community and planning a dynamic, cohesive curriculum. Teachers build meaningful bonds with students, maintain high academic standards, teach children to engage in respectful and kind behavior, and promote a love of learning.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide for the safety and well-being of all students at all times; create a learning environment in which students grow in autonomy as they learn together.
  • Serve as the math teacher for seventh and eighth grades, including leveled classes at both grades, and collaborate with math teachers at other grade levels to ensure programmatic continuity.
  • Adapt the curriculum and activities to reach the range of individual learning styles, experiences, and abilities within each class.
  • Build relationships with students to ensure that each feels understood, nurtured and challenged while supporting and respecting each child’s emerging identity.
  • Assess and document student progress in a systematic manner, including communicating progress and growth with families at conferences and on report cards.
  • Create opportunities for children to understand and become increasingly responsible for the many communities in which they live within the wider world.
  • Defend the dignity and worth of each member of the community and foster respect, understanding and acceptance of differences; always model appropriate and ethical behavior.
  • Participate in the life of the middle school and the whole school through activities and responsibilities such as recess, lunch, assemblies, field trips, overnight outdoor education trips, electives, student performances, and school wide events.
  • Participate actively in faculty, departmental, and grade-level advisory meetings and collaborate with colleagues on efforts to further program and student development.
  • Pursue professional growth opportunities on an ongoing basis.

Qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least three years of teaching experience at the middle school level with a focus in mathematics
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Solid classroom management skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including patience, discretion, and good judgment
  • A commitment to DEIB work in a school setting

ADA Requirements

  • Marin Primary & Middle School is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.
  • For the purposes of the ADA, the “Duties & Responsibilities” listed are essential job functions
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/classroom and office work environment, with typical school-related noise and other disruptions
  • Both sitting and standing are required during a regular workday
  • Normal vision and hearing abilities are required to interact with students, parents, faculty, and staff, and with school equipment
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time
  • Ability to turn, bend, and reach
  • Ability to move oneself around the campus
  • Ability to drive to other locations for meetings, conferences, etc.
  • Position requires adaptability, analyzing, assessing, calculating, decision making, dependability, good judgment, reading, memorizing, social skills, speaking, multitasking, and writing

MP&MS is an equal opportunity employer. All individuals have an equal opportunity for employment based on qualifications and merit, regardless of religion, race, sex, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military service status, or any other factor prohibited by state or federal law. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, and other conditions of employment. MP&MS also makes reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities and for employees who request accommodation for pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

MP&MS welcomes and encourages applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

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