• Full Time
  • Atherton
  • This position has been filled

Website Menlo School

Menlo School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for students in grades six through twelve. Located in Atherton, California, and established in 1915, the School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National and California Associations of Independent Schools.

Menlo is dedicated to providing a challenging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding creative arts and athletic programs. The School helps students develop positive values and nurtures character development in a supportive environment that upholds the highest moral and ethical standards. Our program encourages students to reach their fullest potential and to develop the skills necessary to respond intelligently and humanely to the complexities of a diverse and increasingly interconnected world.

At Menlo School, equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging are at the core of our organizational identity. Through our daily efforts, the School demonstrates a shared commitment to the development of all stakeholders by supporting a campus ethos where equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging reflect the major cornerstones of our community.

The Middle School (grades 6-8) is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced educator to provide full-time leave coverage teaching sixth grade Social Sciences, starting on October 3, 2022, and ending on April 21, 2023. The long-term substitute will have four class sections with at least two class periods for preparation in a rotating block schedule. Additionally, the substitute will be a co-advocate for 9 sixth graders and have an extracurricular assignment and lunch/recess duty. The substitute will meet regularly with the grade-level team and the middle school Social Sciences department to discuss curriculum, pedagogy, student progress, and special initiatives. The sixth grade Social Sciences curriculum fosters critical thinking and exploration of multiple perspectives through argumentative writing, reading, and speaking.

In our hiring process, we are looking for a long-term substitute who can:

Implement learning experiences and assessments and evaluate student performance in a standards-based system, using a set of established core competencies
Facilitate a dynamic, inspiring, and engaging classroom, using a wide variety of creative and learner-centered teaching methods
Support the organizational, academic, and emotional needs of middle schoolers through a genuine love of middle school students
Differentiate classroom materials and presentations as needed to allow for learning differences among students
Show a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging
Work with technology and its applications in the classroom, including the use of MacBooks, Canvas Learning Management System, and Google tools
Manage frequent and ongoing verbal and written communications with students, parents, and colleagues
Work collaboratively with other faculty members towards a common goal through active listening, sharing, and reflecting
Model high ethical and moral standards


Bachelor’s degree required
At least one year of experience teaching Social Sciences/History, preferably in the middle school setting
Broad knowledge of and experience with current best practices in curriculum and instruction, especially standards/skills-based learning (Common Core and C3 Framework Standards) and assessment

We offer:

An exceptional work environment and caring community
Excellent professional development opportunities
Highly competitive salary
A comprehensive benefits package for employees and their families
Generous contributions to 403b retirement plan
Free lunch on campus when school is in session
On-campus child care center
Many other perks and benefits

Working Environment and Physical Demands:

The job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment, but there may be possible exposure to childhood diseases and illnesses
Exposure to heated/air conditioned and ventilated facilities with average interior dust with occasional exposure to outdoor elements
Exposure to a normal school environment that is usually quiet but sometimes noisy
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a school employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions

Reasonable accommodation may be requested to enable individuals to perform the essential responsibilities of the job:

Ability to sit, stand, move, communicate, manipulate art tools, speak, hear and read during the course of normal activities
Able to use computers and other tools
Able to move items weighing up to 10 pounds
Ability to think and concentrate for sustained periods of time
In-person attendance necessary to provide an effective level of performance during regular school hours

Menlo School is an Equal Opportunity Employer