Burke’s Teaching Institute is a two-year program which provides on-campus training for our Associate Teachers. Through regular pedagogical workshops, we provide Associate Teachers with information about teaching methods, curriculum development, assessment, and classroom management skills. Examples of recent Teaching Institute topics and discussions include: Social-Emotional Life of Girls, Examining Privilege, Supporting All Students, and Responsive Classroom Philosophy and Strategies.
Associate Teachers are partnered with lead teachers who play a vital role in helping the Associate develop teaching skills. By observing and working with our experienced teachers and participating in the life of the school, Associates gain valuable experience as well as opportunities to develop their own philosophy and teaching style.
Burke’s usually has one Associate Teaching position in each Lower School classroom. Having Associate Teachers allows us to increase the small group attention that we offer in our Lower School classrooms and to provide opportunities for men and women interested in becoming educators to experience working in a K-8 independent school.
Katherine Delmar Burke School is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to continuing to build an inclusive educational community and therefore are actively pursuing diversity in our administration, faculty, and student body.
In hiring our Associate Teachers we seek responsible, mature, nurturing, enthusiastic, and dedicated people with a strong desire to teach. Associates come to Burke’s ready to learn from a lead teacher and to actively participate in the Teaching Institute program. Our Associate Teachers normally hold or are working toward their teaching credential, hold a B.A. degree, and possess strength in and commitment to girls’ education and multicultural education. Prior classroom experience is desired. We ask for a commitment of two years from each of our Associates. We currently seek applicants who have interest in kindergarten and first through fourth grade.
Please send a letter of interest explaining why your experience is appropriate for this position, a resume, and three letters or phone numbers of references to Tammi Abad at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation
The school offers competitive compensation based on prior experience and position requirements. Comprehensive benefits are provided. Burke’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Katherine Delmar Burke School is an independent K-8 all girls’ school located on a 3.5-acre campus in San Francisco. Burke’s is one of California’s leading elementary schools with a 100-year tradition of educational excellence. The school combines strong academic and co-curricular programs with an emphasis on project-based learning and personal growth in a diverse and inclusive community. We empha...size the development of fundamental and higher level critical thinking skills in an atmosphere of creativity, exploration, academic rigor, and joyful learning.