Katherine Delmar Burke School is an independent K-8 girls’ school located on a 3.5 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.
Teaching Institute Program Description
Burke’s Teaching Institute is a two-year program, which provides on-campus training for our Associate Teachers. Through regular pedagogical workshops, our goal is to provide Associate Teachers with information about teaching methods, curriculum development, assessment, and classroom management skills. Examples of recent Teaching Institute topics and discussions include: Learning and the Brain, Social/Emotional Lives of Girls, Teaching from Multiple Perspectives, and Classroom Management.
Associate Teachers are partnered with lead teachers who play a vital role in helping the Associate develop teaching skills. By observing and working with our experienced teachers and participating in the life of the school, Associates gain valuable experience as well as opportunities to develop their own philosophy and style of teaching.
Burke’s usually has one Associate Teaching position in each Lower School classroom. Having Associate Teachers allows us to increase the small group attention that we offer in our Lower School classrooms and to provide opportunities for men and women interested in becoming educators to experience working in a K-8 independent school.
Katherine Delmar Burke School is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to continuing to build an inclusive educational community and therefore are actively pursuing diversity in our administration, faculty, and student body.
In hiring our Associate Teachers we seek responsible, mature, nurturing, enthusiastic and dedicated people with a strong desire to teach. Associates come to Burke's ready to learn from a lead teacher and to actively participate in the Teaching Institute program. Our Associate Teachers normally hold or are working toward their teaching credential, hold a B.A. degree and possess strength in and commitment to girls’ education and multicultural education. Prior classroom experience is desired. We ask for a commitment of two years from each of our Associates. We currently seek applicants with interest in Kindergarten through third grade.
The school offers competitive compensation based on prior experience and position requirements. Comprehensive benefits are provided. Burke’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please send a letter of interest explaining why your experience is appropriate for this position, a resume, and three letters or phone numbers of references to Karen Tang or Aliya Virani at email@example.com. No phone calls please. We are currently accepting applications and interviewing candidates for the 2014-2015 school year. The final deadline for applications is April 11, 2014.