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Middle School Science
Teacher 2023-24

Terra Marin School is a progressive TK-8th grade school that seeks to constructively and positively contribute to the personal and intellectual growth of our students. We are committed to exposing our students to a challenging, innovative curriculum in a collaborative, supportive community.

Teachers are the heart of our community. Teachers mirror and model the core values of our school by fostering their own curiosity, critical thinking, open dialogue and good humor. Our teachers seek to recognize and honor the gifts of each student as they strive to continually challenge students to new levels of mastery, and guide our students in their journey to be engaged learners, self advocates, and stewards of our natural environment.

Terra Marin School Fast Facts:

 

Independent, co-educational school

Located in scenic Mill Valley just north of the Golden Gate Bridge by San Francisco (School provides a morning and afternoon shuttle from San Francisco)

Unique to our Program: One day of each week, the science teacher conducts outdoor science classes for the lower school in small groups of 10-15 students, as part of our lower school outdoor school activities. 

Terra Marin School Middle School Science Teacher Description:

Terra Marin School is seeking dedicated and experienced individuals to join our school teaching team as a Science Teacher who will teach 6th-Grade Earth Science, 7th-Grade Life Science, and 8th-Grade Chemistry four days a week in a school science classroom, and also offer science education to our lower school students in collaboration with other teachers one day each week in an outdoor setting at regional parks. We are looking for bright, enthusiastic, educators who believe in our vision and mission.

Responsibilities

  • Teach 6th-Grade Earth Science, 7th-Grade Life Science, and 8th-Grade Chemistry

  • One day each week, lead lower school science classes in outdoor park settings in collaboration with other lower school teachers

  • Collaborate with other teachers to design and implement an interdisciplinary, thematic-based, curriculum

  • Use class discussion based teaching methods such as the Harkness Method (if you are unfamiliar, we can offer training)

  • Overtly support and act in accordance with the school’s mission and values

  • Demonstrate appropriate planning and preparation for instruction

  • Develop and maintain a classroom atmosphere centered on intellectual inquiry and student engagement.

  • Foster the classroom community through compassionate, and supportive practices

  • Uphold professional standards of personal presentation, punctuality, professional courtesy, and discretion

  • Honor the confidentiality of school and student information

  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues

  • Engage in self-reflection and professional development through goal setting, professional development opportunities, and ongoing dialog with other teachers.

 Qualification Requirements

  • A passion for working with young people

  • An openness to professional development and continuous learning

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • A pleasant approach to work

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • A minimum of 2-5 years of teaching experience

  • Proficient technology skills including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office

  • 2 Years minimum Science experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in education and/or content area a Plus

  • Training in Harkness Method

  • Responsive Classroom Training

Please send a resume/CV and cover letter to careers@terramarin.org 

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