Exciting Opportunity at Francis Parker School in San Diego, California
Francis Parker School is seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated, and passionate educator who shares its core values: Students First, Academic Excellence, Global Perspective, Strength of Character, Inclusive Community, and No Limit to Better. Collegial and collaborative, Parker faculty create a learning environment that is dynamic and engaging. Parker faculty are content and pedagogical experts who invest in professional growth generously supported by the School. Importantly, Parker’s unswerving commitment to being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community creates a culture of respect for all.
If Parker’s values and school culture resonate with you, we encourage you to consider this opportunity.
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.
Our World Language Department seeks a colleague to teach Spanish in our 6-12 World Language Department.
The ideal candidate will be innovative, creative, and facilitate student learning through a variety of teaching methods, resources and technologies that bring the Spanish speaking world alive. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and diversity that creates a challenging environment with respect for all. World Language faculty work creatively and collaboratively within a scope and sequence guided by ACTFL standards while consistently assessing student progress to keep students and parents informed. Anticipated levels of instruction fall within the Spanish 1 - Spanish 4 sequence, but will be determined from year to year based on the needs of our students.
The preferred candidate will have a depth and breadth of content knowledge and teaching repertoire that equips him or her to teach in either the Middle or Upper School. 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; teaching credential is a plus
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 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 physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.
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