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February 21, 2019
First Grade Lead Teacher
Marin Horizon, located in Mill Valley, is a progressive, toddler – 8th grade school with over 275 students. The Montessori-inspired, inquiry-based Lower School curriculum focuses heavily on hands-on, collaborative learning in order to develop students’ academic and social-emotional skills. The school views character education and self-advocacy as integral to growth in and out of the classroom and acknowledges diversity, equity, and inclusion as necessary elements of a strong community.


We are looking for a creative and dynamic First Grade Lead Teacher who demonstrates a desire to create engaging, differentiated curriculum and to create a vibrant classroom community. In addition to building the foundations of strong reading skills, the ideal candidate has an interest in curriculum design, is able to weave best practices into collaborative projects for a diverse group of learners, and acknowledges the importance of social-emotional learning across all learning experiences.


Curriculum, Materials, and Classroom Management

• Establish a classroom culture that embraces mistakes as learning opportunities and where children value and love learning
• Establish an inspiring classroom setting that is organized and engaging, with systems and procedures that manage student behavior, movement, and learning
• Develop and implement inquiry-based small and whole-group lesson plans and classroom activities consistent with Marin Horizon educational philosophy
• Collaborate with Marin Horizon faculty on curriculum and teaching practices

Community-Building, Meetings, and Conferences

• Consistently communicate student progress and classroom activities to families in order to involve parents/guardians in their child’s education
• Provide timely feedback to students to promote their personal and academic growth
• Assist in the development of and participate in school functions, including but not limited to Back to School Night, admissions open house, parent education events, and school-wide community-building events
• Prepare necessary materials to facilitate parent-teacher conferences and other meetings requested by families or school administration

Professional Development and Other Responsibilities

• Actively seek and participate in professional development
• Assess students regularly, examine assessment data, and refine lesson plans to differentiate instruction for each student
• Chaperone at least one overnight outdoor education trip
• Perform other duties as assigned


• Bachelor’s degree in related field; Master’s degree preferred but not required
• 3-5 years of teaching experience preferred but not required
• Knowledge of elementary school curriculum and students’ social-emotional development
• Demonstrated commitment to and experience with culturally responsive teaching practices
• Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds
• Must possess a growth mindset, have an interest in collaboration, and be able to use feedback to refine teaching practices
Danny Scuderi
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