Francis Parker School is a coeducational independent day school in San Diego, California with 1235 students in grades JK-12. Founded in 1912, the school’s mission is “to create and inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world”.
Overlooking Mission Valley, two separate campuses serve students in Lower School – junior kindergarten through 5th grade; Middle School – 6th grade through 8th grade and Upper School – 9th grade through 12th grade. As a college preparatory school Parker offers a comprehensive program that includes twenty-five advanced placement courses as well as a rich palette of electives – all designed to meet the individual needs of our students.
Francis Parker School seeks an enthusiastic, dedicated and passionate teacher to teach Spanish in our 6-12 World Language Department.
The ideal candidate will be innovative, creative and will also facilitate student learning while utilizing a variety of teaching methods, resources and technology to bring the Spanish speaking world alive for our students with a commitment to inclusion and diversity. Candidates must be able to work creatively and collaboratively within the scope and sequence which is guided by ACTFL to create a challenging environment that invites respect for all while consistently assessing student progress to inform students and parents of progress. Anticipated levels of instruction will be Spanish 2, but will be determined from year to year based on the needs of our students.
The Middle School, which includes grades 6-8 and enrolls 300+ students, is a lively and dynamic place. True to the vision of the school’s namesake, Colonel Francis W. Parker, the Middle School emphasizes the importance of learning through doing. A rigorous curriculum guided by a passionate and caring faculty nurtures in students a lifelong love of learning.
The Upper School, which includes grades 9-12 and enrolls 500+ students, is a rigorous and supportive academic environment focused on preparing students for intellectual engagement while in high school and in the years beyond. Building on the work of the Lower and Middle Schools, the Upper School emphasizes academic achievement, global citizenship, and strength of character in order to prepare students to make a meaningful difference in the world.
The preferred candidate will have a depth of content knowledge that equips him or her to teach in the Upper School, while also having the broad teaching repertoire required for a range of both learners and grade levels. Flexibility is a must!
Be prepared to develop and execute classroom lessons, assign relevant coursework, create and administer tests and evaluate student performance
Expected to teach a wide range of topics and employ a variety of methodologies in facilitating student writing and speaking
Daily classroom instruction; including planning and teaching a challenging course of study in a developmentally appropriate manner, with experience in differentiating instruction
Ongoing communication and conferencing with parents
Conferencing with students and colleagues as required
Active participation in the curricular improvement of the department
Expected to be fully integrated into the life of the school having additional and appropriate extra-curricular responsibilities
Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree in a relevant field preferred
Several years of experience teaching Spanish in high school, middle school, or both
Have broad knowledge and experience with current best practices in curriculum and instruction
Being a positive and contributing member of the professional community
Salary and Benefits:
Francis Parker School is committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through a substantial compensation plan, including competitive salary, TIAA-CREF retirement benefits and full medical/dental coverage. Individual salary is negotiable depending on years of experience and educational background.
Francis Parker School values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds. All employment decisions are made without regard to unlawful considerations of race, color,sex(including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,marital status,religion, national origin,ancestry,age, mental or physicaldisability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status,or any otherbasis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.
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