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English Teacher—1 Semester Sabbatical Replacement

School Overview

Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco is a college preparatory, co-educational day school serving approximately 460 students from grades 9-12. Founded in 1895 as a technical arts school and tuition free until 1972, LWHS has a long history of welcoming and supporting students from all walks of life and prides itself on being a private school with public purpose. At LWHS, a diverse student body, faculty, and staff in all its forms is central to what we believe constitutes an excellent education, and we are institutionally committed to ongoing reflective work in order to further define and articulate this complex and worthwhile vision.

At LWHS, the average full time teacher workload is 72 students, the students are motivated, and the compensation is generous. Lunch is included in the comprehensive benefits package for faculty and staff.

Successful teaching candidates will have developed a thoughtful teaching practice, have three years of teaching experience at a minimum, have earned a teaching credential, masters degree, or equivalent experience, hold a deep love of high school students, and know that teachers at the high school level serve as role models and educators both inside and outside the classroom. Flexibility and a sense of humor are required.

Position Overview 

We seek qualified candidates to fill one full-time English teacher as a sabbatical replacement from January–June 2014. English classes average 16 students per section. This teacher also should expect to be available to students for individual help outside of class and to attend all faculty, department, and professional development meetings.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching three sections of a twelfth grade course entitled "The Play of Words: Reading and Writing the Short Story"
  • Teaching one section of journalism as well as supervising the production of the school newspaper and online journal.
  • Attending all professional meetings


  • Experience in teaching the craft of reading literature and a strong understanding of composition theory and practice
  • Experience in teaching journalism to high school students
  • A commitment to equity and equitable instruction in the English classroom, which gives all students the opportunity to learn and to demonstrate what they have learned.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for three references in MS Word or PDF format to jobs at lwhs dot org. No calls or faxes, please.

Deadline to apply: October 4, 2013

Lick-Wilmerding High School