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The Branson School is a coeducational, college-preparatory day school of 370 students, grades 9-12, located in Marin County, California. Branson’s mission is to develop students who make a positive impact in the world by leading lives of integrity, purpose, learning, and joy. Branson is an ever-evolving educational community that challenges and supports students as they grow into confident, thoughtful, ethical people. We encourage students to be brave in whatever they do – in the classroom, on the field, on stage, in the community, even with their peers. Branson also believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to create a truly excellent learning environment and a vibrant, caring community. From the classroom, to affinity spaces, to athletics, clubs, and beyond, we aspire to ensure that every member of the Branson community feels a deep sense of belonging and inclusion.


At the heart of Branson is the trusting, dynamic relationship between dedicated teachers and students. The Branson faculty and staff value student-centered teaching and decision-making, continual growth, and collaboration. They respond to challenges with open minds and creative spirits, and they fully participate in the Branson community in a multitude of roles. They are widely regarded as outstanding, innovative leaders in teaching and their areas of expertise. Branson faculty and staff work and collaborate together on our beautiful, 17-acre campus, where a shared sense of purpose and love for their students create a joyful and tight-knit community.


Mission Statement

Branson develops students who make a positive impact in the world by leading lives of integrity, purpose, learning, and joy.

Diversity Mission Statement

Branson believes that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to create a truly excellent learning environment and a vibrant, caring community.  We aspire to have every member of the Branson community feel a deep sense of belonging and inclusion.

Core Values: Honor, Purpose, Courage, Kindness


The History of the Fellowship

Through the generosity of Robert and Colleen Haas an endowed teaching fellowship has been established in memory of Mrs. Bess K. Gallard. Mrs. Gallard, the mother of Mrs. Haas, was a teacher in the Los Angeles unified school system. The Gallard Teaching Fellowship recognizes and duly honors her lifetime of dedication to children of all racial and ethnic backgrounds.The history of the fellowship has been a partnership between Branson and Morehouse & Spelman. Currently Branson has expanded this opportunity to any graduating seniors or recent alums from HBCU’s to promote racial and cultural diversity in education.  Additionally, it is Branson’s hope that Mrs. Gallard’s teaching philosophy, via the Fellowship, will inspire and encourage each Gallard Teaching Fellow to devote his or her life to the profession of teaching.


Position Description

Depending upon background and qualifications, the Teaching Fellow teaches in one or more academic departments and/or supports an administrative department at the school. The Teaching Fellow is expected to observe and team-teach under the guidance of a mentor with the intent of eventually teaching one or more classes. He or she will also work under an Administrative mentor and is expected to job shadow members of the administration and staff of that prospective Administrative Department.  Annual Salary $65,000.00 plus housing option.


Work Requirements

The Teaching Fellow may handle a wide range of tasks related to teaching and administration. This person must be team oriented, organized, energetic, and enjoy the challenges of working with diverse groups of people. He or she must have the ability to remain composed in a fast-paced environment and able to manage discreet projects.


This role requires that the individual be a self-starter with the ability to immerse his- or herself in the Branson Community.  Most importantly, the Teaching Fellow must enjoy the independent school environment and interacting with teenagers.


Responsibilities of the Gallard Teaching Fellow

Critical features of this job are described below. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Functions & Responsibilities:

General Responsibilities:

Observe and team-teach under the guidance of a mentor teacher with the intent of eventually teaching one or more classes.
Attend meetings with mentor teacher to discuss performance and curriculum development.
Observe classes in a variety of academic departments.
Develop and teach elective courses.
Advise and mentor students.
Observe/job shadow members of the administration and staff.
Coach a sport and /or advise a student organization.


Other Responsibilities

Support the Diversity Committee initiatives and work on specific projects as needed.
Handle other duties as assigned


Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from HBCU College.
Exhibit a personality that demonstrates enthusiasm and the interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents, and the community.
Self-starter who can work effectively as a team member and independently.
Collaborative, conscientious, and results-oriented.
Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Strong attention to detail and the ability to organize efficiently and effectively.
Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as required
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Physical Requirements

Medium work.  Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
Must be able to reach and extend arms in any direction.
Must be able to push and pull equipment.
Must be able to stand for long periods of time, have good mobility skills and be able to walk long distances.
Must be able to sit for extended periods.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Branson is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants, employees, volunteers and interns, and the School makes decisions based on the merits of each candidate. Branson prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s race, color, religion (including all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy and breastfeeding), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality) national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status or registered domestic partner status, uniformed service member or veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, or any other basis protected by law. The School will afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants, employees, volunteers, and interns as to all terms and conditions of employment, including, without limitation, compensation, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, and termination.

For Consideration

We encourage those that align with Branson’s shared commitment to its Mission Statement, Diversity Mission Statement and Core Values to apply by uploading a cover letter, personal statement and resume to Michelle Jones, Director of Human Resources at

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