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

Website Marin Primary and Middle School

Starting: August 15, 2022

About Us

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.

Our Mission

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

We treasure childhood. We honor and enjoy children’s natural curiosity, competence, and exuberance.

We teach to reach children. 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.

We teach children to reach. 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.

Job Description:

The Preschool Floating Substitute Teacher is present at school every day with a flexible schedule designed to provide coverage when needed for classroom teachers due to absences, staff meetings or professional development activities. The last hour of each day is spent providing coverage in our preschool aftercare program.

The specific schedule for the floating sub will be determined by the Preschool Director and will vary from day to day. Hours of employment: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The position requires the development of a strong, supportive relationship with the preschool director and teachers in all preschool classrooms, as well as an understanding of the overall program at each of the different age levels. The Floating Substitute will participate in preschool meetings and staff training, and work with teachers to celebrate creativity, exploration, emergent curriculum, and the positive development of the whole child through social, emotional, and academic skills. At MP&MS, teachers work together to understand every student from multiple perspectives, build meaningful relationships with students and their families, maintain high standards, and promote a love of learning.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Report to the Preschool Director each day upon arrival to receive room assignment for the day.
  • Provide for the safety and well-being of students at all times by maintaining a safe, secure, and nurturing environment in which students can grow in autonomy as they learn, work, and play together.
  • Support classroom teachers in the implementation of their plans and daily activities to actively engage students in making connections, solving problems, and thinking independently.
  • Support classroom teachers in maintaining an inviting, organized, and developmentally appropriate learning environment that reflects the program’s learning objectives.
  • Interact with students in a manner that respects individual learning styles, temperaments, and developmental stages and demonstrates an understanding of best practices in early childhood education.
  • Build relationships with the students in which each child feels understood, nurtured, and challenged, and within which each child’s emerging identity is respected.
  • Create a positive relationship with parents to facilitate the effective and timely exchange of information, while understanding that the head teachers in the classroom are responsible for overall communication.
  • Defend the dignity and worth of each member of the community and create an environment that fosters respect, understanding, and acceptance of differences; always model appropriate and ethical behavior.
  • Collaborate enthusiastically with a team of faculty, staff, administrators, and parents to nurture children both inside and outside the classroom, including recess, lunch, arrival, and dismissal times.
  • Participate actively in faculty meetings and work collaboratively with colleagues on committees and through other means to further the development of the school’s program.
  • Participate fully in the life of the preschool, including field trips, student performances, and other events.
  • Pursue professional growth opportunities on an ongoing basis.

Position requirements include but not limited to:

  • A minimum of 12 ECE units to meet State of California requirements for preschool teachers
  • Previous experience teaching in an early childhood setting
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including collaboration, patience, discretion and good judgment

Physical Requirements:

In the course of a workday in the Marin Primary & Middle School preschool, a teacher should expect to:

  • Sit
  • Walk
  • Stand
  • Lift and carry up to 35 pounds on a routine basis
  • Lift and carry up to 50 pounds in emergency situations
  • Bend from the neck
  • Bend from the waist
  • Squat
  • Climb
  • Kneel
  • Crawl
  • Twist from the neck
  • Twist from the waist
  • Withstand exposure to noise, which may be excessive on occasion
  • Use both her or his hands for a variety of tasks, including:
  • Pushing
  • Pulling
  • Grasping
  • Fine manipulation
  • Reaching, both above and below shoulder level
  • Using a keyboard

In addition:

  • Regular attendance and punctuality are necessary for the performance of this job
  • Most tasks require visual perception and discrimination.
  • Some tasks require oral communications ability.
  • Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds.

The frequency with which any teacher may need to use any of the skills and physical requirements listed above vary on a daily basis. However, any of them may be necessary at any time on an emergency basis, and there are some situations in which one or more of them may be necessary for an extended period of time.

It is desirable that a preschool teacher can drive cars and other vehicles.

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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