Website Mount Tamalpais School

The Position

Mount Tamalpais School (MTS) seeks a full-time 6th Grade Humanities Teacher and Advisor starting August 2024.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience, a B.A./B.S. in a relevant field, and be an accomplished teacher of writing.

A successful candidate in this position will:
-Exhibit a passion for content knowledge and a range of effective pedagogical approaches for the subject and age group.
-Demonstrate commitment to equitable and culturally responsive teaching practices so that every student can see themself in their classroom, the curriculum, and the pedagogy.
-Cultivate an inclusive, collaborative, and challenging learning environment that reflects the MTS values and allows a diverse student body to grow and thrive
-Integrate technology in effective ways that enhance students’ learning experiences and growth
-Possess a growth mindset and commitment to personal and professional development
-Collaborate effectively with other community members both within their own department and in the School community as a whole.
-Serve as an advisor who is committed to the social and emotional development of students and community building
-Communicate with students and families regularly through school platforms and email.
-Support grade-level events, including outdoor education
-Bring skills to contribute to our rich programming outside of the classroom (e.g. sponsoring a club, leading an outdoor education trip, etc.)

Our teachers have a genuine love of middle school students and are excited to work with all types of learners. MTS recognizes that many highly-qualified candidates may not check every criteria listed and that many experiences and qualities that promote exceptional teaching are not included in this list. If you meet many of the requirements and bring an authentic passion for teaching middle school students, you are encouraged to apply.

We offer:
-A tight-knit professional community that is mission-aligned and a joyful place to work
-Highly competitive salary
-A comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, retirement, and dependent care benefits.

MTS is an exciting place to be in 2024-25 and beyond, with a phenomenal budget for professional development, an exciting new Strategic Plan, and dedicated leadership. A middle school teacher will thrive who is ready to provide an academic environment where students feel seen, valued, heard, and well-prepared for their ongoing endeavors.

To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to We look forward to hearing from you!

The School
Located fifteen minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Mill Valley, Mount Tamalpais School (MTS) is a k-8 co-educational independent day school serving ~270 students.

At MTS, we envision a world in which Education Inspires Action. We get closer to this vision by creating the conditions in which Learning is Revered, and Education is Joyful. Everything we do at MTS is with open arms, hearts, and minds. To this end, we Lead With Kindness, Honor Childhood, Practice Active Inclusion, Celebrate The Journey, Ask, “What’s Possible?” MTS students, well prepared for their future while remaining young at heart, bring a multitude of diverse and unique backgrounds to our community. They are motivated learners who love engaging in learning.

MTS Professional Community members are passionate about both what they teach and who they teach. Our departmentalized program allows all teachers to share their passion while focusing their professional growth. Regardless of department, MTS educators are dedicated to the social-emotional development and wellbeing of our students. Likewise, all adults on campus share a continual commitment to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school community.

Our Equal Opportunity Employment Policy
As an academic institution, the School strives to provide equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, age, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, and breastfeeding), reproductive health decision-making, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. The School prohibits discrimination or harassment based on these classifications. Discrimination and harassment based on a perception that anyone is in any of these protected classifications, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as being in any of these protected classifications, are also prohibited. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and other stated conditions of employment.

Pay Range
Salary will be determined by education and years of experience and will range from $80,000 – $120,000

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to

Tagged as: K-6, Middle School