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4th/5th Combination Class Teacher 

Sycamore Community School is seeking a 4th/5th grade combination-class teacher (language arts, social studies, and math) to join our small, but growing, private-school learning community located in downtown Santa Monica. We are a small, independent school established by a group of educators who came together around a common set of principles about what school should be for students and families. We are currently serving children in kindergarten through 7th grades, with plans to extend through 8th grade in the 2024/25 school year. We enjoy small class sizes taught by highly skilled instructors. Our model includes frequent curriculum-related field trips and community outings where we take public transportation or walk to destinations. 

Sycamore is a responsive-classroom school that places equal emphasis on strong academics, physical, and social-emotional learning. Our teachers and staff model a growth mindset while promoting the values of compassion, kindness, resilience, creativity, and independence. Our curriculum includes a literature-based, reading-centric program with a writers workshop component, Eureka mathematics, and Teacher Curriculum for Social Studies. 

The successful candidate will maintain a positive learning environment in their classroom. They should be able to collaborate and communicate effectively with students, parents, administration, and, if applicable outside professionals, as well as be dynamic and adaptable to a changing work environment.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes to Rose Roman at

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How to Apply

Please send resume, letter or interest, and three references to both emails below.


Mary Ann McQueen

Hiring Coordinator:

Rose Roman