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Overview of School
Sonoma Academy is a co-ed college prep high school that serves 325 students from Sonoma, Napa, Marin, and Lake Counties. Our campus is located on a 34-acre site at the foot of Taylor Mountain in southeastern Santa Rosa, approximately one hour north of San Francisco.
Based on an understanding of the adolescent brain and with the knowledge that learning occurs best in the context of an inclusive and connected community, our curriculum is grounded in a rigorous college preparatory framework, but we go much further. We are multidisciplinary and innovative, giving students the ability to ask the hard questions, and the tools to answer them. We are technologically sophisticated, but we recognize the limitations of technology. We teach critical thinking and cultural competency above all else because this is the foundation of true learning. We love play and humor and art, because we know that they make us human. And we also love unrelenting rigor and penetrating thought, because we know that a deep grasp of concepts is what helps us to navigate an ever-changing world. We are deeply humanistic, treating every student with profound respect and care. We provide students with the intellectual, social, and ethical foundations necessary to thrive in our changing times, no matter their individual path.
Commitment to Diversity
We share the conviction that a diverse, inclusive community is fundamental to a meaningful educational experience. We are deeply committed to having a faculty and student body that reflect the rich diversity within the North Bay, and we strongly encourage candidates of color to apply.

Sonoma Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Sonoma Academy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Part-Time Ceramics Instructor, Spring Semester, 2019

  • Candidates are required to have an extensive knowledge of physical materials; chemical properties of clays/glazes, experience with alternative firing procedures and processes, equipment operation/maintenance
  • Understanding of related health and safety issues
  • Preferred candidates should have an MFA or equivalent degree and prior teaching experience at the secondary level
  • Qualifications for this position include knowledge of ceramics and its role in contemporary visual art and culture
  • An active professional creative practice
  • Teaching two eighty-minute sections of beginning ceramics.
  • Instructor should be highly skilled in, and able to teach, both hand building and wheel techniques
  • Responsible for ensuring that the studio space is clean and in functioning order, and stocked with the necessary supplies and equipment. Additional studio duties include purchasing supplies, cleaning, and ensuring safe working conditions
  • Familiarity with appropriate digital tools such as Blogger and Blackbaud
  • In charge of displaying the work at the end of the semester
Interested candidates should contact Assistant Head of School Ellie Dwight: ellie.dwight@sonomaacademy.org. This is a one-semester position.
2500 Farmers Lane
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Sonoma Academy is...

The only independent, college preparatory high school in Sonoma County. On its beautiful 34-acre campus nestled at the base of picturesque Taylor Mountain in South Santa Rosa, Sonoma Academy students are able to explore their interests and passions in a challenging environment that prepares them for college and life beyond.