• Full Time
  • San Rafael, CA
  • This position has been filled

Website Mark Day School

7th and 8th Grade Math Teacher and Student Mentor

Full-Time Position Beginning August 2024


Mark Day School seeks a collaborative, innovative educator with a passion for teaching math to middle school students. Join us and teach in a community characterized by academic excellence, student-centered teaching methods, close collaboration between colleagues, a block schedule, a 1:1 laptop program, and a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Teachers challenge, nurture, and engage all learners by mixing traditional best practices with progressive, student-centered approaches such as project-based learning, student-centered inquiry, and differentiated instruction. The successful applicant for this position will help advance the school’s mission with positive energy, creativity, dedication to a diverse and equitable community, love for children, a strong work ethic, and a desire to collaborate in partnership with the wider school community.


Students complete Algebra 1 alongside mathematical thinking skills over a two-year program in grades seven and eight. We offer leveled Algebra sections including an enriched path. We also offer all students flexible access to enriched content so that all students can access advanced learning through extended challenge opportunities. We have found excellent uptake of the enriched material across the entire spectrum of our students. Graduates leave Mark Day School well prepared for Geometry or beyond in their first year at area independent and public schools. Students learn to apply creative mathematical problem-solving in both theoretical and real-world contexts, persevere in solving novel problems by employing a variety of mathematical tools and strategies, communicate and critique mathematical thinking and reasoning, and collect and analyze data. The middle school math team is currently engaged in professional development to refine our approach to providing differentiated challenge to all.


Opportunities and Responsibilities

●      Teach two sections of 7th grade and two sections of 8th grade mathematics and serve as middle school mentor group (advisory) leader.

●      Challenge all students with high academic and behavioral expectations while maintaining a climate of responsibility, safety, kindness, enthusiasm, and fun.

●      Model personal standards of excellence: warmth, clarity of expectations, consistency, and accountability.

●      Participate fully in a learning community committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

●      Employ equitable and culturally responsive teaching practices.

●      Apply a wide range of highly effective approaches to teaching, balancing enduring and innovative best practices.

●      Collaborate actively with 7th and 8th grade math colleagues.

●      Engage in ongoing professional development.

●      Form supportive and responsive relationships with students and families.

●      Differentiate instruction to challenge every learner and provide constructive, timely feedback that fosters a growth mindset.

●      Build a strong, positive classroom community in which students advocate for themselves and others.

●      Use school technologies to enhance student learning, faculty collaboration, and responsive communication.

●      Work with learning specialists, counselors, and parents when necessary to design differentiated programs for students who require specialized support.

●      Collaborate with colleagues to carry forward major project initiatives in the cross-disciplinary literacies as well as enhance the students’ overall experience.

●      Observe, evaluate, encourage, and monitor students’ academic and social development and progress.

●      Communicate proactively and regularly with students, parents, and colleagues regarding students’ progress and needs.


Additional Responsibilities Include:

●      Back to School Night

●      Parent information evenings

●      Admission tours, open houses, and assessments

●      Committee work

●      Weekly faculty meetings

●      Recess supervision

●      Chaperone one outdoor education trip


Education, Experience, and Qualifications

●      Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution

●      Relevant teaching experience with a minimum of two years preferred

●      Relevant subject area knowledge

●      Proven track record of working effectively to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

●      Strong skills in curriculum design, initiative, follow-through, organization, collaboration, and communication


Compensation and Salary Range

Mark Day School places faculty on a published internal salary scale with steps based on years of experience in education. Full-time employees also receive individual benefits through the school as well as generous professional development support. The Mark Day faculty salary range for full-time faculty positions is $72,500-152,000 depending on experience.


More About Mark Day School

Mark Day School is a vibrant and diverse community, and all community members continue to work towards the furthering of an inclusive and supportive school.  The school is an equal-opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and multiculturalism.  Mark Day School’s compensation and benefits are very competitive by both NAIS and regional standards.  For more information about Mark Day School, please visit our website (www.markdayschool.org).


Interested candidates should visit our website and send a letter of interest and resume via email to usresumes@markdayschool.org