“The Saklan School challenges students to think creatively, act compassionately, and live courageously.”
While our mission is at the center of everything we do, being part of the Saklan team reaches far deeper. Those who are ready be part of our small community must be prepared to nurture an environment where the students and adults all know each other well. They understand the importance of helping students be themselves and in the words of one of our current teachers “ It’s okay for students to be courageous and to fail because compassion will catch them.”
Teachers who are successful at Saklan thrive in an environment where small is powerful and where tending to the human side of teaching is as important as the academic side. They seize the power of working across curricular areas, collaborating with colleagues and viewing parents and students as partners. Lastly, they know how to balance giving students a role in leading their own learning with the needs of a rigorous curriculum.
The Saklan School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.
Pre-K & Kindergarten Assistant Teacher – Full Time
To Start August 15, 2019
Overview of School
The Saklan School, founded in 1954, offers an outstanding coeducational PreK-8 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 emphasis on a well-rounded approach, a strong sense of community, responsibility, personal growth, and balance.
The Saklan School is located in Moraga, California, with easy access to many points in the East Bay area.
Overview of the Position
The teacher’s duties will be split between assisting the Kindergarten class and the Pre-K classes. In addition to assisting in the classroom, the teacher will be assigned a variety of supervision duties so as to make up a full-time position.
Candidates must be fluent in progressive educational theory and practices, be culturally competent, and have previous classroom teaching/assisting experience. Candidates must have
valid qualifications for working with preschool students, which include the 12 core semester units of the ECE curriculum (Child Development, Family and Community). Candidates must meet State Licensing requirements which include Live Scan Fingerprinting, current TB clearance and health report, CPR and First Aid training. We are seeking candidates who are reliable, adaptable and have a nurturing and supportive tone with students.
Saklan provides a competitive salary, benefits, professional development opportunities and an outstanding work environment.
How to Apply
E-mail cover letter and resume with at least 3 professional references to: David O’Connell, Head of School at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com