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The Middle School (grades 6-8) is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced educator to provide leave coverage teaching eighth-grade English, starting on October 7, 2023 and continuing through February 14, 2025. The long-term substitute will have four class sections with at least two class periods for preparation in a rotating block schedule. The substitute will meet regularly with the grade-level team and the middle school English department to discuss curriculum, pedagogy, student progress, and special initiatives. The eighth-grade English curriculum asks students to learn to take a stand and develop their own ideas regarding complex issues of culture and justice through readings and writings.

The ideal candidate is dynamic, highly collaborative and committed to professional growth in their discipline and in their teaching practice. We look for educators who are passionate about teaching, experts in their fields, and dedicated to helping all students achieve. We want to meet teachers who will embody the heart of Menlo School by promoting collegial, respectful and supportive relationships and who are dedicated to helping all students achieve their best.


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 and inspiring 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 an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. This includes facilitating student discussion and integrating class texts with dialogue surrounding dynamics of power, culture, and justice.
Work with technology and its applications in the classroom, including the use of MacBooks, Canvas Learning Management System, and Google tools, Standards-Based Grading Software.
Manage frequent and ongoing verbal and written communications with students, parents and colleagues, including writing progress reports and report cards.
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 English, preferably in the middle school setting
A broad knowledge of and experience with current best practices in curriculum and instruction, especially standards-based learning
Ideally, familiarity with reading workshop, including guiding independent reading and book clubs

We offer:

An exceptional work environment and caring community
Excellent professional development opportunities
Highly competitive salary
For full-time employees: a comprehensive benefits package, including generous contributions to a retirement plan  for eligible employees and their families. Learn more by going to




To be considered for this position please submit your resume and cover letter through our portal.


We look forward to hearing from you!

About us:


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.


Our equal opportunity employment policy:


Menlo School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants. We administer all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or domestic partnership status, disability, protected veteran status or military status, genetic information, or any other category protected under applicable law.


Pay range:

In the spirit of pay transparency we share the base salary range for this position for the 2024-2025 academic year. Our Faculty have a wide range of experience. We have teachers who are relatively new to the profession and those who have expertly taught for over 30 years. The full pay range, which encompasses all experience levels is $90,100 – $174,900. Within this broad range, we pay each Faculty member in accordance with what could be reasonably expected based on an individual’s experience level. Base salary is exclusive of fringe benefits, retirement plan employer contributions or potential stipends (for eligible employees). Pay ranges at Menlo are reasonable estimates of what the School anticipates paying for a role but are not guaranteed. If hired at Menlo School, your final base salary will be determined by factors such as skills, education, experience, job level, part-time status and number of months of work per academic year. In addition to those factors, we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity with our current employees as a part of any final offer. Please keep in mind that the generous range mentioned above is the full base salary range for the role. Hiring at the maximum of the range is not typical for Menlo School in order to allow for future and continued salary growth.

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