Menlo School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for students in grades six through twelve. Located in Atherton, California, and established in 1915, the School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National and California Associations of Independent Schools.
Menlo is dedicated to providing a challenging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding creative arts and athletic programs. The School helps students develop positive values and nurtures character development in a supportive environment that upholds the highest moral and ethical standards. Our program encourages students to reach their fullest potential and to develop the skills necessary to respond intelligently and humanely to the complexities of a diverse and increasingly interconnected world.
At Menlo School, equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of our organizational identity. Through our daily efforts, the School demonstrates a shared commitment to the development of all stakeholders by supporting a campus ethos where equity, diversity, and inclusion reflect the major cornerstones of our community.
Menlo Middle School (grades 6-8) is seeking an enthusiastic educator with middle school teaching experience to teach Art. Middle School core subject teachers have four class sections with at least two class periods for preparation in a rotating block schedule.
The Middle School Art Teacher will be responsible for the following:
Teaching the following classes:
Intro to Art Class – 6th grade
Painting & Drawing Class – 7th& 8th grades
Sculpture Class – 7th& 8th grades
Photography & Digital Arts Class – 7th& 8th grades
Act as Yearbook Advisor and working with students to create the middle school yearbook
Selecting and displaying student artwork throughout the middle school campus
Presenting student artwork at the end of the semester’s Creative Arts Assembly
Work in-person technology (zoom, in-person technologies, camera, etc)
Demonstrate art techniques for in-person students as well as virtual students.
Ensure students stay safe distances apart, clean up after class, and set up before class
All Middle School teachers participate in an extracurricular activity and also serve as advisors for a group of 10-11 students. There are at least two class periods for preparation in a rotating block schedule. Teachers meet regularly with both grade-level teams and the middle school Creative Arts department to discuss curriculum, pedagogy, student progress, and special initiatives. The Visual Arts program supports the development of students’ technical art skills while also building critical thinking skills and self-reflection. Guided by the elements and principles of design, students work to hone their skills and develop their individual style and unique voice for creative expression.
We look for teachers who:
Design learning experiences, create assessments, and evaluate student performance in a standards-based system, using a set of established core competencies
Facilitate a dynamic and inspiring classroom, using a wide variety of creative and learner-centered teaching methods
Support the organizational, academic, and emotional needs of middle schoolers through a genuine love of middle school students
Differentiate classroom materials and presentations as needed to allow for learning differences among students
Contribute to the school community by actively participating in extracurricular activities, faculty committees, and school initiatives
Show a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity
Are comfortable with technology and its applications in the classroom, including the use of MacBooks, PowerSchool Learning, and Google tools
Manage frequent and ongoing verbal and written communications with students, parents and colleagues
Work collaboratively with other faculty members towards a common goal through active listening, sharing, and reflecting
Commit to his or her own professional growth and reflection