Website Marin Primary and Middle School

Title: Grade 3 and 4 Associate Teacher

Supervisor: Lead Teacher; K-8 Division Director

FTE: 100%

Salary range: $50,000 – $56,000

The Associate Teacher position provides an opportunity for individuals who are interested in exploring a career in education to experience, in a mentor relationship with a lead teacher, the mission and structure of a K-8 independent school. This position provides the opportunity for the associate teacher to experience the reality of life as a classroom teacher.

The Associate Teacher is expected to:

  • support and contribute to lessons in math, literacy, or STEM/STEAM.
  • work closely with the lead teacher and division to coordinate curriculum and instruction.
  • communicate closely and effectively with the school community, building positive connections with students, faculty, staff,and families.
  • learn and respond to the academic and social-emotional needs of our students.
  • support the classroom procedures and management style established by the lead teacher.
  • substitute teach when the lead teacher is called away from the classroom for any reason.
  • assume responsibility for specified duties, including lunch and recess duty, arrival and departure duty, and other duties regularly assigned to members of the faculty and staff.

The Associate Teacher must be able to:

  • provide for the safety and well-being of all students at all times through the creation of a safe and secure environment in which students can grow both academically and socially-emotionally.
  • assist the lead teacher in the preparation and closure of the classroom during teacher work weeks in August and June.
  • attend weekly faculty meetings and faculty in-service days and participate in professional development opportunities.
  • attend various school functions throughout the year including Back-to-School Night, admissions events, Open House, and other evening gatherings.
  • participate in field trips.
  • assist the lead teacher in the preparation of progress reports, parent/teacher conferences and presentations for Back-to-School Night and other such events.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a related field
  • An interest in exploring the teaching profession
  • Prior experience working with children

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, 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 an accommodation for pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

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