Mark Day School seeks a collaborative, innovative educator with a passion for supporting student learning with Spanish language acquisition. Join us and teach in a community characterized by academic excellence, student-centered teaching methods, close collaboration between colleagues, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity. The successful applicant for this position will help advance the school’s mission with positive energy, creativity, dedication to a diverse and equitable community, love for children, a strong work ethic, and a willingness to collaborate in partnership with the wider school community.
Mark Day students learn to communicate effectively, confidently, and with cultural awareness in Spanish, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking. They also develop cross-cultural literacy when interacting with native speakers of the target language or interacting across differences in language and culture.
Opportunities and Responsibilities
Support lead Spanish teachers
Provide 1:1 or small group support to students during classes
Assess student learning through observations and feedback on assignments
Provide clerical and logistical support to lead teachers
Demonstrate multicultural competency in pedagogy, including innovative teaching methods as well as recognizing and responding to various learning profiles
Set high learning and behavioral expectations in a climate of responsibility, safety, enthusiasm, and fun
Form supportive and responsive relationships with students and families
Build a strong, positive learning culture in which students advocate for themselves and others
Supervision duties for recess, lunch, and other times as assigned
Serve as an occasional substitute teacher for lead Spanish teachers
Attend full community faculty meetings
Education, Experience, and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
Strong Spanish skills with speaking, listening, reading, and writing
Experience in a K-8 school setting
Proven track record of working effectively to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice
Strong skills with initiative, follow-through, organization, collaboration, and communication
Knowledge of and experience with relevant technology
More About Mark Day School
Mark Day School is a vibrant and diverse community, and all community members continue to work towards the furthering of an inclusive and supportive school. The school is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and multiculturalism. Mark Day School’s compensation and benefits are very competitive by both NAIS and regional standards. For more information about Mark Day School, please visit www.markdayschool.org.
Founded in 1980, Mark Day School is an independent, all gender K-8 school located in the Bay Area in San Rafael, CA, with an enrollment of 380 students. Innovative, inclusive, and full of heart, Mark Day School unites an enriched, challenging academic program with a kind and inclusive community. The school nurtures a love of learning, engagement in the community, and development of compassion and an ethical framework. Students learn and practice the intellectual, social, and emotional skills they will apply to the unique challenges and opportunities of their time; graduates stand out not only for their intellectual curiosity and pursuit of ideas, but also for their joy of learning and deep sense of responsibility to be active, engaged citizens.
Mark Day School has established a consistent practice of thoughtful innovation in its curricular program, focusing on current century skills and concepts including four cross-disciplinary literacies: cross-cultural literacy, media and information literacy, ecoliteracy, and social, emotional, and ethical literacy. Highlights include the NAIS Leading Edge Award-winning media literacy program; well-established local and global partnerships w...ith the Canal Alliance of San Rafael, eSibonisweni School and Kliptown Youth Program in South Africa, Beijing #2 Experimental Primary School in China, and Pan American School in Costa Rica, among others; iPads in the third and fourth grades; laptops beginning in fifth grade; Mandarin and Spanish language beginning in kindergarten; a commitment to differentiation across the school; and more.
In spring 2016 the school broke ground on a transformative campus project that includes renovation of the quad and amphitheater at the heart of the campus and the construction of a new Learning Commons and Creativity Lab. The new learning spaces will be spacious and agile, designed to support student-centered inquiry, hands-on discovery and tinkering, collaboration, and design thinking.