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Social & Emotional Learning Specialist Part-time Faculty

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Sequoyah School

Sequoyah School seeks an inspiring, passionate educator to join our community as a K12 Social & Emotional Learning Specialist.

Sequoyah is an independent K-12 day school in Pasadena, California offering an innovative college-preparatory curriculum in a student-centered, experiential, humanistic environment. The school offers a developmentally appropriate program from Kindergarten through high school. In keeping with its mission, “A Sequoyah education challenges the mind, nurtures the heart, and celebrates human dignity,” the school’s program supports a student’s social and emotional growth alongside their academic progress. The school was founded in 1958 and recently expanded its highly regarded elementary and junior high program to include a high school. The high school campus is located just a few miles away from the K-8 campus.

Reports to: Director of Curriculum and Student Support
Part-time Faculty:  12 hours per week

Curriculum & Assessment

  • Promote good citizenship and mindful behavior by working with your students to create a class culture with routines and expectations based on the school’s Habits of Mind
  • Work with the Director of Counseling and Student Wellness to develop the Human Development curriculum scope and sequence considering alignment with objectives for Diversity & Inclusion and academic coaching
  • Teach Human Development classes weekly
  • Communicate the Human Development curriculum with faculty, students & parents
  • Make recommendations to the Parent Education committee of guest speakers, panels, film screenings or other opportunities to provide forums for conversation on human development and social and emotional learning topics

Parent/Staff Relations

  • Communicate in a timely and constructive manner with colleagues and other members of the community, whether through Sequoyah email, phone or personal meetings. Make efforts to be flexible and cheerful
  • Ensure timely and effective teacher/parent communications and a spirit of partnership
  • Keep the administration informed of class needs, issues and problems in a timely manner
  • Perform other tasks as the Head of School and Assistant Head of School may from time to time request

Professional Growth & Responsibilities 

  • Seek constructive feedback from colleagues in the faculty and the administration, set goals and reflect on professional practice during the year
  • Stay informed of the Employee Guidebook policies
  • Respond to phone/email communications within 24 hours to at least recognize the communication
  • Make efforts to attend the school’s community events

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Classroom teaching experience in lower,  middle and high school school preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Interest in anti-bias and anti-racist practices
  • Demonstrated ability to be a valuable resource for students, parents, faculty and staff

To apply, interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to

Sequoyah School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any phase of employment. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or any other legally protected status.

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@sequoyahschool.org

Social & Emotional Learning Specialist Part-time Faculty
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