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The Saklan School, founded in 1954, offers an outstanding coeducational Pre-K through 8th program to over 130 students. The school community embraces the ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity of the Lamorinda area and well beyond. The school’s educational program is driven by its mission of thinking creatively, acting compassionately, living courageously, and fosters all of the skills of 21st century pedagogy. Our small class size and student-centered approach cultivates confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills. The Saklan School places much emphasis on the arts, a strong sense of community, responsibility, personal growth and balance. 

 

The Saklan School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply. 

 
 
Current Openings
 

Third Grade Teacher (Start Date August 2017)

Job Description

The Saklan School in Moraga, CA is a small Pre-K through 8th Grade Independent School with one class per grade level. The Saklan School is non-profit and is accredited by WASC and CAIS. We are looking for an outstanding, experienced teacher to take over our Third Grade class in August of 2017.

 

The Saklan School offers a competitive compensation package, small class size, supportive and enthusiastic colleagues, a positive working atmosphere which promotes creativity and compassion, and a pleasant work environment.

 

The successful candidate will have the following characteristics and skill set:

  • At least three years of exemplary classroom teaching experience and a valid teaching qualification
  • A visible love and respect for children
  • Experience in designing and teaching an integrated curriculum
  • Experience in adapting curriculum to different learning styles
  • A creative, compassionate, and courageous thinker and doer
  • A team player able to collaborate with colleagues and parents
  • A good listener and communicator
  • A good sense of humor
  • Comfortable with the use of technology

How to Apply 

Please submit letter of interest and a current resume to Peter Metzger, Head of School at pmetzger@saklan.org.

 

Spanish Teacher – Grades 4-8 (Start Date August 2017)

 

Overview of the Position

Spanish is taught as a foreign language to all students in Grades PreK-8. This position involves teaching Spanish to students in Grades 4-8 with each class having three or four lessons per week. Class size is small with no more than 16 students per section and most classes averaging 12 students. Some differentiation may be required for students that transition into Saklan from other schools.  In addition to classroom instruction, the teacher will be expected to participate in supervision duties, staff meetings, parent meetings, workshops and various activities that promote the schools programs and reputation.

 

Qualifications

Candidates must be fluent in progressive educational theory and practices, be culturally competent, and have at least two years of exemplary classroom teaching experience. Candidates must have a working understanding of developmental/constructivist teaching practices and will be able to successfully instruct and differentiate for students at different ability levels and multiple intelligences. A valid teaching qualification is required. We are seeking candidates who have a nurturing and supportive tone with students, and experience with collaborative teaching.

 

The hiring process will include a demonstration lesson and interview with a hiring committee.

 

How to Apply

E-mail cover letter and resume with at least 3 professional references to Peter Metzger, Head of School at pmetzger@saklan.org