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

Website Mark Day School

8th Grade Math Teacher

Part-Time Position Beginning August 2023


Mark Day School seeks a collaborative, innovative educator with a passion for teaching Algebra and mathematical thinking skills. 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 anti-racist education. 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 willingness to collaborate in partnership with the wider school community.


Algebra and Mathematics at Mark Day School

Skills, understandings, and attitudes developed throughout eighth grade include broad metacognitive skills, such as a growth mindset, self-advocacy, time management, and collaboration.  Students learn Algebra 1 and mathematical thinking skills over two years in grades seven and eight and leave Mark Day School prepared for Geometry in high school. 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 as well as apply mathematical models to make decisions. Teachers work to challenge each student within a differentiated instructional program.


Specific Role Description

This is a part-time role teaching one section of 8th Grade Algebra 1 to a group of 18-20 students. The class meets three days a week, once for 45 minutes and twice for 75 minutes. In addition to class meeting times, the teacher would collaborate with a grade level 8th grade math colleague and attend faculty meetings as appropriate.


Opportunities and Responsibilities

  • 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 anti-racist education.
  • 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 math department 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
  • Weekly faculty meetings
  • Recess supervision


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 in Spanish
  • Proven track record of working effectively to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racist education
  • Strong skills with 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 $68,000-139,000 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