Marin County Office of Education - San Rafael, CA - Full time

Marin County Office of Education - San Rafael, CA - Full time

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Marin’s Community School believes in the power of educators to be innovative and creative so that all students are supported and prepared to succeed. As a member of our team, your ideas and experiences will shape the future of education. Are you ready for the challenge?

The Position

We are looking for a teacher at our Alternative Education school that serves 7th through 12th grade students who have been referred to us by their schools for non-attendance or expulsion, referred by their probation officers directly, or who have chosen to attend our school.

Our team works together to support the social and emotional well-being of students so that they can flourish in their academic pursuits and be prepared to succeed in college, career, and life. Our teachers use problem and project based learning, competency based learning, and blended instruction to differentiate academic instruction for students. In addition, we use a wide variety of strategies to support the social and emotional development of students, including relational and restorative practices. We collaborate and communicate with each other, students, families, and community partners to support our students, and to create and maintain a safe learning environment.

Our School Mission

We empower each other to follow our passions and lead purposeful lives. We Value:

  • Collaboration and Continuous Learning: The MCS team works together to co-create engaging and inspiring learning opportunities for kids. We are a community of learners who celebrate success and use constructive feedback and data to reflect on our practices and continuously improve. We are optimistic about public education and its role in breaking down barriers and lifting up individuals
  • Adaptability: As we continue to learn more at MCS, as well as in the broader education community, we need to be adaptable and open to changing not only approaches to education, but also to changing our learning environments.
  • Innovation: We support team members to be creative and innovative as they develop learning opportunities to help all students find their passions and lead purposeful lives. We provide coaching and collaboration time for teachers to support one another.
  • Diversity: Diverse perspectives and ideas help us solve complex global and local challenges. We build from each and value multiple pathways for success.
  • Drive: We believe that all students can achieve at high levels and that it is our responsibility to ensure that they do. We are driven to relentlessly pursue more equitable outcomes for all kids, which means supporting the whole child.

If you find purpose in your work and take responsibility for the high achievement of all of our students, no matter their background or situations, and if you want a community that supports you to be curious and creative, you want to join our team!

Compensation: Placement on Certificated Salary Schedule. Comprehensive benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plans and delivers integrated, project-based learning opportunities in close collaboration with core team; participates in coaching and feedback cycles to strengthen practice.
  • Actively participates in weekly collaboration time with colleagues to assess progress of students, to create intervention plans when necessary, and to develop opportunities for all students to achieve their learning goals.
  • Utilizes tools and technology to report progress in a competency-based assessment system and to develop student personal learning road maps.
  • Works closely with the leaders and core team to analyze student data and to develop and implement strategies for all students to reach success.
  • Communicates and maintains strong relationships with students, families, and colleagues. Maintains a culture of high achievement and growth mindset in the classroom.
  • Develops a culture in the classroom and school that allows us all to holds high behavioral standards, supports social and emotional growth, and allows students to thrive.
  • Establish and maintain strong communication with home, school, and community partners.

Job Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to the mission and vision of the school, and a strong belief that all students can learn at high levels, given the right opportunities and resources.
  • Experience and evidence of work to ensure the achievement of all students, particularly students in traditionally underserved groups.
  • Understands how to support and hold high standards for behavior in service of learning, including techniques to build social emotional skills, and classroom management techniques such as restorative and relational practices.
  • Ability to work collaboratively to solve problems and create new ideas.
  • Credential authorizing instruction in one or more core subject areas. Single-subject credential preferred. Authorization to work with English Learners (typical forms of EL authorization include those embedded within a credential, or stand-alone CLAD or SDAIE certification).
  • Experience using project-based learning preferred.
  • Experience using competency-based grading and blended instruction preferred.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred

To be considered, apply online at www.edjoin.org and submit the following documents:

  • Three recent letters of recommendation
  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume

Selection Procedures: The multilevel selection process may consist of an application screening process, reference checks, assessment activities, interviews and presentations. Those candidates with the most relevant and suitable background will be invited to participate in the process.

Final Filing Date: Opened Until Filled.

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Experience Level

Mid Level

Marin County Office of Education

Marin’s Community School is an alternative school that empowers individuals to follow their passions and lead purposeful lives. Our collaborative and highly personalized learning environment helps prepare students with the knowledge, skills, mindsets and networks each student needs to succeed.

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