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Primary Teacher (1st-3rd range) for the 2013-2014 school year

We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative individual who loves children and values the unique contributions of each child in our school community. At Sonoma Country Day School, 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 rigorous 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.

Applicants should have a teaching credential; 3-5 years teaching experience, preferably at a private independent school; and ideally hold a B.A./B.S. degree with significant coursework in mathematics, writing and reading. An advanced degree in education is highly preferable, as is experience with curriculum mapping. In addition to teaching academic classes, all faculty share in daily supervision duties at the school. Strong interpersonal skills, a good sense of humor, and flexibility are essential.

This individual will have strong math instructional skills as well as excellent skills in teaching literacy and writing. Candidates should be strong writers in their own right. Emphasis will be placed on the ability to develop and implement a dynamic curriculum that will meet the varied needs of the student population through multiple learning modalities. Assessing students and differentiating instruction within a given class level is essential. The applicant should be able to demonstrate a strong background in current best practices in education and effectively apply these to her/his teaching. 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 are vitally important parts of our program. Training in our Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program is required and provided.

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 and 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.

This full-time position does include benefits. Hours are minimally 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a weekly faculty meeting until 4:30, although team planning meetings may require additional time. Occasional evening and weekend commitments are required throughout the school year, as well.

Sonoma Country Day School is an independent, coed, prep school for kindergarten through eighth grade. 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

Sonoma Country Day School 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 handicap.

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