St. Matthew’s seeks a Lower School Classroom Teacher. This individual will be responsible for creating and cultivating an environment that provides students with a foundation for lifelong learning, the development of self-advocacy skills, and resilience while demonstrating empathy and compassion for others.
This innovative team member will support our students and parents to carry forth the Episcopal tradition, Mission, Philosophy, and Core Values of our school. They will be responsible for designing a responsive, interdisciplinary program grounded in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
St. Matthew’s is an equal opportunity employer whose core values reflect a compassionate and inclusive community that engages in service to others and fosters respect for diversity.
This position reports directly to the Lower School Director and is a 10 month position
Role and Responsibilities:
Teach Lower School Students core curriculum subjects Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Social-Emotional curricula
Model the school’s philosophy in working with students, parents, colleagues, and administration
Facilitate the emotional and social development of each student
Support students in achieving their full potential of development and growth, through observation of students’ behavior and needs, and consult with the school counselor and Director of Learning Services
Work with the Lower School Director to carry out the academic program: curriculum development and implementation, classroom management, student assessment, and parent communication
Collaborate with grade-level colleagues, as well as work closely with other lower school faculty around teaching and learning
Write two progress reports per child, a mid-year and year-end checklist, and a narrative report, and hold parent-teacher conferences
Attend and participate in the following: chapels, faculty in-service meetings, student assemblies, and other school functions, as requested
Attend weekly faculty meetings and actively participate in curricular discussions
Participate in professional development opportunities and keep current on educational issues and trends
Skill and Abilities
Dynamic personality and love for children
Consistent highly professional behavior, including discretion, judgment, and integrity
Dedicated work ethic; proactive, responsible, reliable, punctual, and attentive to deadlines
Effective time management skills with the ability to manage, organize and prioritize work
Excellent oral and written communication skills
High proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Google Suite) accompanied by a willingness to learn new technologies
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
Flexibility with the special needs associated with an academic calendar and schedule
Ability to display strong initiative, internal motivation, and a willingness to take on responsibilities beyond those explicitly defined.
Qualifications and Salary:
Bachelor’s or higher degree in Education or related degree
Significant teaching experience, preferably at the lower school level
Experience working with students and parents in an independent school setting (preferred)
Knowledge of and experience with lower school curricula and professional development
Matthew’s Episcopal Day School offers a generous benefits package, is committed to equitable hiring practices, and enthusiastically encourages professionals of all backgrounds to apply.
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School Mission Statement
The School’s mission is to inspire, through an academically challenging course of study, the intellectual curiosity, confidence, moral courage, and character that prepare students to be leaders of positive change in the world.
About St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School is an independent, Episcopal day school, founded in 1953 and located on a beautiful and historic campus in downtown San Mateo, 19 miles south of San Francisco. The School serves over 300 students in Preschool through Grade 8 with a program rich in tradition, innovation, and purpose.
The St. Matthew’s experience begins with our commitment to academic excellence -- students learn to use their minds well, in the context of a school community devoted to the whole person – heart, mind, body, and spirit. Our Episcopal tradition provides an authentic language for teaching values and forming character. The result is an education that equips young people with the knowledge, skills, and experience to serve as leaders, in their further education in high school and college and in their communities through life.
The School's mission is to inspire, through an academically challenging course of study, the intellectual curiosity, confidence, moral courage, and character that prepare students to be leaders of positive change in the world.