Special Education Teacher for High School English and/or Social Studies

Job Type

Full Time Contract


Details: Compensation based on experience



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



150 N San Pedro Rd
San Rafael
United States


Position:                Special Education Teacher for High School English and/or Social Studies                       

Reports to:            Head of School

Position Status:   80-100% time, Faculty, Exempt


The Marin School, an independent college-preparatory high school in San Rafael, California, seeks a English Teacher for the school’s Program for Academic Success. The Marin School seeks an experienced candidate in differentiated instruction to work collaboratively with the Director of Learning Services to serve students with diverse learning styles.

The school’s Program for Academic Success (PAS) was created to better serve students with mild to moderate learning differences, to ensure each student's scholastic and personal success. Class size for PAS is small by design (6-8 students) to allow teachers to fully understand their students and give teachers the ability to personalize their instruction with experiential learning, innovative lessons and non-traditional, yet effective, learning opportunities. 

Essential Functions

  • Teach students who need additional support in English and/or Social Studies, specifically reading comprehension, critical literacy and writing skills in modified courses.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Learning Services on an ongoing basis to refine and implement a strong curriculum that meets the needs of all students.
  • When indicated, participate in collaborative meetings with parents, teachers, educational resource staff and appropriate administrator to develop social/emotional/educational plan for students.
  • Committed to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Participate in aspects of student life at TMS such as advising clubs, Outside the Walls and student organizations.


  • Masters degree or credential in Special Education
  • Has 3+ years of successful English and Social Studies teaching experience with students who have learning differences. Independent school teaching experience preferred
  • Understands and enjoys working with students with diverse learning needs
  • Has an engaging, strategies-based teaching style and is competent with assistive technology
  • Values collaboration and innovation in teaching practices and enjoys being part of a team
  • Demonstrates skills in communication and interpersonal relations within and across multiple constituencies
  • Believes in restorative justice as an effective means of classroom management
  • Finds joy in working with students, is kind, and possesses a healthy sense of humor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Training as a reading intervention specialist or in writing instruction helpful

The position will begin on August 17, 2018


Medical, dental, 403(b), Life and Long-Term Disability

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for four references to jobs@themarinschool.org. EEO. No phone calls please.