Francis Parker School is a coeducational independent day school in San Diego, California with 1300 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.
This opening is for the 2019-2020 school year. Lower School teachers report to the Head of Lower School. Their responsibilities include: classroom management; preparing lessons for and teaching the core subjects of math, literacy and social studies; attending staff development in-services, faculty meetings, grade-level and other departmental meetings as required; communicating students' progress to parents in a timely manner and as required by grade reporting protocol; keeping current with required technology tools; standing both playground and lunchroom duties as scheduled; and setting, reviewing, refining and achieving professional goals.
Applicants should have a bachelor's degree, and a teaching credential and an advanced degree are desirable. Prior elementary school teaching experience is required. The successful applicant will possess excellent speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills; demonstrate strong instructional and classroom management skills; have an understanding of both Singapore Math and Balanced Literacy principles; be computer literate; have an abiding interest in helping students to experience academic and social growth; be successful in working with and leading teams; be willing to contribute to school activities outside of the assigned classroom; genuinely love to work with children and educators at the elementary level; and embrace Parker’s unswerving commitment to being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community that creates a culture of respect for all.
If Parker’s values and school culture resonate with you, we encourage you to consider this opportunity.
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.
A cover letter, resume, transcripts and an application should be submitted electronically to: