About Francis Parker School:
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 French in our 6-12 Foreign Language Department.
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. Innovation, creativity, variety in teaching methods, and use of technology to bring the French speaking world alive for our students is required. 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 growth to inform students and parents of progress. Parker has a commitment to inclusion and diversity, and expects faculty to discover and leverage natural points in the curriculum to embrace these values.
Anticipated levels of instruction will be French 1, French 2, and French 3 but will be determined closer to the end of the year and may change from year to year based on the needs of our students. Flexibility is a must!