Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Teacher

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Sonoma Country Day School

Sonoma Country Day School (SCDS) is a transitional kindergarten through eighth grade
independent, coed day school located in California’s wine country. We draw students from
Sonoma and Napa Counties and send graduates to top national and local public and private
schools. SCDS is the only independent elementary school of its kind in Sonoma County. Visit
our school’s website to learn more at
Position Description
We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative individual who loves children and values the
unique contributions of each child in our school community. We create the environment to teach
and model integrity in personal behavior, tolerance and respect in interpersonal relations,
engagement in learning, and the pursuit of each child’s capacity for excellence. We are
committed to providing students with a challenging and exciting academic program,
opportunities to develop their artistic and creative natures, ideals to open their potential for
leadership, and self-confidence to express their uniqueness.
SCDS has a thriving, well established Social and Emotional Learning program and is looking for
someone who will continue to develop and implement a dynamic curriculum that meets the
varied needs of our student population. SEL is a core tenet at our school, and the instructional
methodology by which we instill our Guiding Principles of Integrity and Relationship into our
program. The SEL teacher will work with students and teachers to teach skills such as
self-awareness, managing emotions, social awareness, relationship management, mindfulness
training, human sexuality and personal development, drug and alcohol education, goal setting,
and good decision making skills, as well as building strong, positive relationships with and
among students.
Desired Qualifications
Applicants should have 3-5 years teaching experience with elementary and middle school
students and hold a B.A./B.S. An advanced degree in education or related field is highly
preferable. Strong interpersonal skills, a good sense of humor, and flexibility are essential.
Applicants should have a strong background in current best practices relating to social and
emotional learning and be able to apply these. Strong communication skills with parents and
students and the ability to collaborate with other members of the faculty are a must. Creating a
warm, engaging classroom environment in combination with an academically demanding
curriculum are vitally important parts of our program.
This individual will be committed to the education of all students; share our school vision of high
standards of learning; cultivate and promote a safe, caring and supportive learning environment;
treat people fairly, equitably and with dignity and respect; recognize and value cultural
differences; set high professional standards for self; utilize ethical principles in decision-making;
communicate well both orally and in writing; demonstrate leadership; demonstrate strong

organizational skills; work well with others; accept constructive feedback; solve problems
creatively; be able to handle stress; be open to new ideas and change; embrace learning as a
lifelong process with a commitment to ongoing professional development.
Salary, Benefits, and Expectations
This position offers a competitive salary and includes benefits. Hours are minimally 7:45 am to
4:00 pm with a weekly faculty meeting until 4:30, and team planning meetings may require
additional time. Occasional evening and weekend commitments are required throughout the
school year, as well. More detailed information can be found in the SCDS Employee Handbook.
Equal Opportunity Employer
SCDS is an equal opportunity employer and opportunities are open to all individuals without
regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or
To Apply
Please do not call the school. Send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to
Mark Bosick, Middle School Division Head, at Please reference “SEL Teacher” in
the subject line of your email.

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