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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, r

esponsibility, personal growth and balance.  

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


Pre-Kindergarten Teacher 

To start August, 2018

The Saklan School in Moraga, CA is a small Pre-K through 8th Grade independent school with one class per grade level. We are looking for an experienced and qualified teacher to take over the full-time teaching responsibilities for our Pre-Kindergarten class of 4 year-olds starting with the 2018-19 academic year in August.  

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

  • At least two years of exemplary teaching experience as a Preschool Head Teacher and a valid teaching qualification (Bachelors or equivalent)
  • 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 with colleagues and parents
  • A good listener and communicator
  • A good sense of humor



How to Apply

E-mail letter of interest and resume with at least 3 professional references to: Peter Metzger, Head of School at:


Substitute Teacher

Overview of the Position

Substitute teachers are needed at all levels.  Assignments can vary from single day substitutions to multiple day assignments.


Substitute teachers must have a background in education and/or experience in working with school age children. A valid teaching qualification is preferred and substitutes working with preschool students should have completed the 12 core semester units of the ECE curriculum (Child Development, Family and Community). All candidates must meet State Licensing requirements which include Live Scan Fingerprinting, current TB clearance and health report. We are seeking candidates who are reliable, adaptable and have a nurturing and supportive tone with students.

How to Apply

E-mail cover letter and resume with at least 3 professional references to 


Summer Camp Counselor

June 11- August 10, 2018


The Saklan School in Moraga is looking for a summer camp counselor(s) to join our creative, compassionate, and courageous Summer@Saklan team! As a counselor at Saklan, you will mentor youth ages 3-11 throughout the duration of our 9-week summer program which runs from June 11, 2018 through August 10, 2018. Since being a role model is essential to being a great youth counselor, we are looking for someone with great leadership abilities, a dynamic personality, and who brings their passion for fun and teaching to camp each day. You will be leading the campers in many activities including arts and crafts, group games, sports, songs, swimming, and weekly field trips. The field trips occur each Friday and counselors should expect to chaperone for a full day. Above all, creating a memorable, exciting experience for our campers is out top priority!

Position Requirements:

  • experience with children/teaching
  • reliable and committed to 5 days/week
  • able to work well with children from ages 3-11
  • 12 Early Childhood Education units (optional, but a plus!)
  • be able to plan, prepare, and implement daily activities including but not limited to arts and crafts projects, indoor/outdoor group games, pool activities, sports, songs, and team building activities
  • flexible hours/ aftercare availability
  • cooperative, works well with others
  • clean driving record

How to Apply

Email your cover letter and resume to Amanda Neff at