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7/8 English Teacher, Leave Replacement (Sept-Nov. 2014)

Katherine Delmar Burke School is an independent K-8 girls' school located on a 3 ½- acre campus in San Francisco. Based on a 100-year tradition of educational excellence, Burke's today is one of California's leading elementary schools. The school combines strong academic and co-curricular programs with an emphasis on personal growth in a diverse and inclusive community. We emphasize the development of fundamental and higher level critical thinking skills in an atmosphere of creativity, exploration, and academic rigor.
Position Summary
7th & 8th Grade English Teacher and 8th Grade Advisor, full-time temporary position, September – mid-November, 2014  (exact end date TBD)
Position Description
In addition to teaching one section of 7th and two sections of 8th grade English (21 – 23 students per section), responsibilities include advising a group of 11-12 8th graders. English curriculum emphasizes study of multicultural and classic literature; expository, analytical and creative writing using Six Traits approach to instruction and assessment; vocabulary development; and grammar instruction. Classes generally meet in 55-minute periods, 5 days in each 6-day rotation. Advisories meet daily for homeroom and twice each rotation for discussion and activities and advisors meet in grade-level teams weekly. Routine expectations include supervisory duties and extra-help periods; assessing and reporting in writing on student progress; communication with parents; accompanying students on overnight retreat.
Position Qualifications
B.A. and experience teaching English are required, as are demonstrated expertise in the teaching of writing, confidence in differentiation of instruction, cultural competency, and innovative use of technology in instruction. Preferred: middle-school experience and degree in English or related field.
To Apply
Please e-mail resume, cover letter explaining why your experience is appropriate for this position, and list of references, in PDF or Word format, to  No telephone calls, please.
Katherine Delmar Burke School
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