Website Mount Tamalpais School

Mount Tamalpais School seeks a full-time Grade 2 Homeroom and Humanities parental leave teacher from March to June 2024.

Position Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have teaching experience and a B.A./B.S. in a relevant field. A successful candidate in this position will:

-Collaborate with the Grade 2 teaching team
-Serve as a Grade 2 Homeroom teacher who is committed to the social and emotional development of students
-Exhibit a passion for Grade 2 Humanities (phonics, reading, writing, social studies) content knowledge and a range of effective pedagogical approaches, and a sincere appreciation for the Grades 2 age group.
-Demonstrate commitment to equitable and culturally responsive teaching practices
-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 enhances students’ learning experiences and growth
-Show initiative in seeking out opportunities for professional growth, leadership, and community building
-Communicate with families regularly through school platforms and email.
-Lead/Support grade-level events such as conferences, field trips, and arts performances, subject-area celebrations


How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as your anticipated contribution to the MTS community given the job description, your resume, and a list of three references to Meagan Andrews, Head of Lower School, via

All application information is kept confidential until candidates reach the semi-finalist stage of the hiring process and/or grant permission to contact references.

Mount Tamalpais School (MTS) is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at MTS are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, religion, and genetic information. Candidates of color and from other groups traditionally underrepresented in independent schools are encouraged to apply.

School Information:
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 240 students.

At MTS “Learning is revered, and education is joyful.” We lead with kindness, honor childhood, and practice active inclusion. In our rich program, we celebrate the journey and encourage all learners to 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.

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 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.

MTS is committed to a diverse and inclusive community. We are seeking a person to add to, and enhance our work in diversity, equity and inclusion as well as cultural competency. A successful MTS educator is collaborative, flexible, creative, organized, passionate about their teaching subjects, is a lifelong learner, is a clear communicator, utilizes culturally responsive and identity safe teaching practices, and cares deeply about each individual student.

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 authentic passion for teaching upper elementary students, you are encouraged to apply. MTS values opportunities to connect with candidates who bring their individual experiences and perspectives to our teaching team and community.

MTS is an exciting place to be in 2023-24 and beyond, with a phenomenal budget for professional development, an exciting new Strategic Plan, and dedicated leadership. A Lower School teacher will thrive who is ready to strengthen our core and provide an academic environment where students feel seen, valued, heard, loved, and well-prepared for their ongoing endeavors.

Thank you for your interest in Mount Tamalpais School!

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