At San Domenico, we believe that what students do with their education is as important as their academic performance. Every day we encourage our students to not just study, but also to reflect on their learning, find their purpose, and celebrate in community, because an exceptional education, where values and academics join together, creates more than just great students – it develops great people. San Domenico is a K-12, co-ed school, with international boarding and day students in our Upper School.
San Domenico Middle School teachers are committed to educating, engaging, and empowering middle school students, both inside and outside of the classroom, providing them with a solid foundation for high school and beyond. Faculty must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of their subject matter and effectiveness in teaching. The middle school is grounded in student-centered classrooms, which stimulate student learning daily through a variety of innovative instructional methodologies. We are a 1-1 iPad school.
Applicants for this position will teach three sections of English, which meets five days a week. Applicants should have knowledge of and experience with the Lucy Calkins model of teaching reading and writing across the curriculum. The literature and writing-based curriculum is taught with emphasis on the Lucy Calkins approach, and grammar instruction is reinforced through the writing process. Essential skills include writing, critical thinking and questioning, annotating, organization, and use of the iPad for school work. Classroom management and digital citizenship require close attention and instruction, and therefore experience teaching middle school is required.
Job Responsibilities of a Middle School English Teacher
The School’s faculty strives to set for its students an example of high ethical standards, moral behavior, and devotion to excellence. This responsibility involves the following obligations:
To maintain a climate of trust and mutual respect which encourages students to risk the questions, the opinions and mistakes necessary to learn.
To serve as a grade-level advisor.
To offer students clear educational objectives for each course supported by appropriate assignments, activities and evaluation.
To accurately assess each student’s progress and inform the student, the parents, the academic advisor and the appropriate administrator immediately of any serious difficulty.
To show concern for and nurture the student’s intellectual, social, emotional, ethical, and aesthetic development.
A teacher’s effectiveness in the programs of the School includes various activities in addition to teaching and classroom duties, such as readiness to act as an advisor, participation in and support of grade-level activities, giving extra help to students who need it, communication of suggestions and criticism directly to the administration, encouragement of the efforts of colleagues, concern for the appearance of the classroom and of the grounds, promptness in meeting all School obligations (arrival in good time, meeting classes, communicating with parents, returning papers), and flexibility and cooperation in furthering academic or extracurricular programs. Attendance at School activities, such as plays, concerts, athletic events, etc., is very strongly encouraged. Regular attendance at faculty meetings and open houses is expected and required.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation
Salary commensurate with experience, plus an excellent benefits package including: daily lunch, medical/dental/vision/life/matching 403b retirement plan.
How to apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] describing how your experience and skills will contribute to the position, along with your salary requirements. Please put the title of the position in the subject line of your email.
Or mail to:
San Domenico School
1500 Butterfield Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Attn: Middle School English Teacher position
San Domenico School is Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, disability, medical condition, religion, veteran status, marital-status or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.
No phone calls, please.
Internal Number: 12
About San Domenico School
At San Domenico, we believe that what students do with their education is as important as their academic performance. Everyday we encourage our students to not just study, but also to reflect on their learning, find their purpose, and celebrate in community, because an exceptional education, where values and academics join together, creates more than just great students – it develops great people. San Domenico is a K-12, co-ed school, with international boarding and day students in our Upper School.