Dates Required: Late February/Early March - June 2020
At San Francisco Day School, we believe that when intellect and imagination are intertwined, students delight in the discovery of connection in their academic and creative pursuits, in their relationships, and in all that they experience here. Every day we help our students emerge as flexible and resourceful learners. Because when we do, our students light up with the call and capacity to take on the complexities of their day and of a diverse world.
San Francisco Day School is an independent, co-educational school serving approximately 400 students in grades K-8. The school values the strengths and accomplishments of the individuals who are part of the community and takes pride in and celebrates the diversity and special character of the community as a whole. Therefore, San Francisco Day School encourages People of Color and LGBTQ+ applicants to apply.
The role of a teaching fellow is a collaborative one. While the Lead Teacher shoulders primary responsibility for a class, both teachers are expected to plan together to deliver whole and small-group instruction across content areas. The teaching fellow participates actively in teaching and assessment, attends team and faculty meetings, supports parent-teacher conferences and report-writing, and substitutes for the Lead Teacher.
The teaching fellow will partner with the Lead Teacher to provide classroom instruction in a fourth grade classroom and help to:
facilitate small-group instruction
support integration across Lower School curriculum areas and collaboration between teachers
work with colleagues to design meaningful learning experiences for students
foster communication and a respectful partnership between teachers and parents
Establish a safe and inclusive environment where students feel comfortable taking risks through self-discovery, collaboration, and community engagement
Communicate and collaborate with other faculty and staff regarding each student
Participate in 4th grade events such as field trips and outdoor education overnight
Partner and support the Lead Teacher to provide whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction in language arts, mathematics, social studies, and social/emotional curricula.
Assess student progress using a variety of formal and informal data collection tools and methods
Supervise students in other roles such as recess, lunch, specials classes, dismissal, etc.
Requirements / Qualifications:
1-2 years of supervision experience
Curriculum development experience
Ability to work with children and parents in a warm, confident, empathetic manner
Have experience working with children, preferably in a group setting
Ability to work in a lively and fast-paced environment
Have a flexible, positive, and can-do attitude
Be willing to jump in wherever you are needed with enthusiasm
About San Francisco Day School
SFDS is an independent, co-educational, K-8 school. SFDS educates, nurtures and inspires girls and boys of diverse backgrounds to achieve their highest academic and creative potential, to embrace ethical values and to become active contributors to their communities. San Francisco Day School welcomes and celebrates children, families, faculty, and staff that reflect the broad range of diversity in the Bay Area. The school values the strengths and accomplishments of the individuals who are part of the community and takes pride in and celebrates the diversity and special character of the community as a whole. Therefore, San Francisco Day School encourages people of color and LGBT applicants to apply.