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“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.

 

CURRENT OPENINGS

 

Pre-K & Kindergarten Assistant Teacher – Full Time

 

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.  

Qualifications

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.

Compensation

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 office@saklan.org

 

Elementary/Middle School Music & Drama Teacher - Family Leave

 

Overview of the 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 Saklan School is in search of an excellent and experienced Music/Drama Teacher to fill in for a family leave starting in late October and continuing until mid-December. Ideally, the successful applicant will have worked with elementary and middle school aged children.

Skills or experience sought:

  • Ability to lead instrumental ensembles made up of many different instruments.
  • Ability to lead a choir.
  • Ability to teach general music for grades PK (age 3) through 5th grade at varying and appropriate degrees of challenge.
  • Possess excellent classroom management skills.
  • Have proficient piano and/or guitar skills.

Credential Requirements:

BA in Performing Arts or Music Education is desired.

How to Apply

Email Cover Letter, Resume, and 3 Professional References to office@saklan.org.

Start date: Mid-October, 2019

Application Deadline: September 25, 2019

 


Substitute Teacher

Overview of the Position

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

Qualifications

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 office@saklan.org