The Presentation School, in the heart of beautiful Sonoma, CA, is in search of an enthusiastic life-long learner to fulfill the position of full-time K-4 teacher.
Honored with the task of educating young people, the ideal candidate will become an enthusiastic supporter of the school’s values and mission. The ideal candidate is inclusive to all and will support the continued growth of a positive and strong community spirit.
The Presentation School, an independent school guided by Catholic values, challenges its students to be active learners reaching their individual potentials with an integrated curriculum and small class size. As a visionary, collaborative, faith-filled community, together we work to prepare students spiritually, academically, socially, and physically to become life-long learners and socially responsible leaders.
Overview of TPS Lower School (K-4):
The Primary Grades (Lower School) at Presentation are child-centered and developmentally appropriate. It is in these grades that we lay down the foundation for the student’s future school life.
Our teachers carefully guide the K - 4th grade child, instilling in them a love of learning, confidence in their own voice and respect for others. We value a young child’s natural desire to learn through exploration, creation, and self-expression. Beginning in Kindergarten students learn what it means to be a Presentation student, which to us means students who embody the ability to Love, Learn, and Lead. Even the youngest child can see their calling to love others, learn about the world around them, and how they can be a leader today and for the future!
Support the school’s educational mission by challenging, engaging, and nurturing students
Establish and enforce expectations for behavior and procedures for maintaining classroom management among the students for whom responsible
Support the social and emotional development of students
Create an environment that is student centered, differentiated, and fosters open discussion with the freedom to express varied points of view
Establish clear objectives for all lessons and units following curriculum guidelines and school benchmarks
Assign grade level classwork and homework
Prepare materials and classroom for class activities
Engage and support students of varied identities, lifestyles, and beliefs
Communicate effectively with students, parents and colleagues
Maintain regular communication of classroom learning through weekly digital newsletters
Collaborate with specialist teachers regarding individual behavioral and learning needs for specific students
Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws and school policies including two narrative reports annually and semester report cards
Observe and evaluate students’ performance, behavior, social development, and physical health
Assess students regularly through unit assessments, reading assessments, projects, and class work
Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.
Bachelor’s degree, a teaching certificate or credential or equivalent professional experience which would translate to successful classroom teaching. Advanced degree preferred but not required.
Qualifications and Skills:
Warm, enthusiastic educator who can support diverse groups of learners in appropriately exploring each child’s individual gifts and talents.
A love for teaching and one who demonstrates humility and a commitment to collaboration, personal growth, and the school’s success.
Teaching experience, preferably in an independent school setting
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
A distinguished sense of decorum and discretion when interacting with all community members.
Additional skills, talents, and experience to enrich our independent school community such as extracurricular clubs, coaching, advising, and field trip supervision experience.
An interest in and openness to professional growth and development
Collaborative spirit, growth mindset
General knowledge of technology as a teaching aid
Cleared Background check, required COVID-19 vaccine plus booster, TB Test, and First Aid/CPR certification or willingness to receive First Aid training.
Monday - Friday 7:45am - 3:45pm
Salary commensurate with experience ranging from $60,000-$74,000.
If you would like to submit your application for consideration, please submit the following in one email (or ideally one pdf):
Two recent letters of recommendation or a list of three references
Professional verification documents (such as copies of undergraduate/graduate diplomas or transcripts, teaching certificates etc.).