Location: San Francisco, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $67,000 - $84,000 neg/exp
Salary negotiable based on experience; salary range is for a teacher with 2+ years experience at middle or high school level. Teachers with less experience are welcome to apply and salary offer will be based on education and potential.
4 Year Degree
English Language Arts (ELA) Teacher Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Teach daily English Language Arts (ELA) classes to students in grades 6-8.
- Develop and maintain respective grade curriculum for ELA.
- Plan and prepare a program of study to include course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments and handouts, employing a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students.
- Collaborate with other teachers to address special needs of individual students; actively enlist the support of colleagues to provide additional perspective on challenges facing individual students.
- Provide substitute support for other teachers as requested.
- Assume responsibility for specified duties which include lunch and playground duty and dismissal and arrival duties.
- Attend various school functions throughout the year including performing arts programs, field trips, parent-teacher nights, and evening events.
Students have ELA daily and the expected course load for a teacher is 5-6 instructional periods per day, rounded out by lunch/recess supervision, advisory duties, after school activities or a second subject, substitute coverage, special projects and prep periods. Our regular school day is from 8:00am -5:00pm and academic classes are scheduled throughout the entire day. Teacher prep takes place during the school day. There are 180 instructional days, with several 1-to-2 week breaks throughout the year.
All teachers participate in school life in a variety of ways. For example, some teachers support student productions and performances as stage managers, others take the lead in organizing Spirit Day activities or moderating a student club.
Teachers enjoy considerable autonomy in their classrooms and are responsible for developing and maintaining their own subject matter curricula. We believe that the teacher and the students are the two critical elements of an effective classroom and the curriculum must derive from and be continually and creatively adapted to their changing needs and environment.
- Strong instructional skills and classroom management
- Excellent communication skills
- Highly organized
- Holds self to a high standard of professionalism in conversations with students and fellow staff, appearance and overall demeanor
- Bachelor’s degree from a competitive college or university
- Demonstrated knowledge of subject areas to be taught
- 2+ years’ head teaching experience in one or more of the primary grades preferred
- Valid California credential or equivalent from out of state