Head Preschool & Kindergarten Teacher
(For ages 3 through 6 years)
Starts August 18, 2014
Overview of Head Preschool & K Teacher Position
The San Francisco School seeks a Preschool/Kindergarten Head Teacher to inspire students with a multicultural, unbiased and meaningful curriculum. The San Francisco School Preschool is a Montessori based, three-year program founded on the ideals of teaching self-reliance, responsibility, and learning through experience.
The Head Teacher works as a member of a team including one other Head Teacher and 3 Teachers with 37 children spanning 3 age groups (3 year olds, 4 year olds and kindergarten). The Head Teacher shares full responsibility for the classroom with the Co-Head teacher; plans and manages the classroom environment; works with children on academic, social and emotional growth; tracks and maintains records for each child; provides for communication with parents; trains and supervises teachers and assistants; and participates in the admissions process. The Head Teacher also works in cooperation with all San Francisco School teachers to offer a comprehensive educational program that attends to the developmental needs of children, from preschool through Middle School. All teachers also come together on a regular basis to examine student work, discuss best teaching practices, and hone professional skills.
We seek a talented early childhood educator who can nurture and inspire children. Cultural competence and the ability to work collaboratively in a teaching team are essential. Candidates must be knowledgeable about the Montessori approach and other current methodologies, have successful preschool or kindergarten teaching experience, and exhibit excellent communication skills. Candidates should be student-centered, practiced in differentiated instruction and skilled at attending to the development of the whole child. Early childhood education training is required. A teaching credential or a related MA degree and three years of successful work as a teacher are recommended.
- Montessori trained preferred
- Early Childhood Education core credits
- Multicultural literacy
- Sensitivity to the needs of individual children with differing learning styles
- Understanding of developmental needs of 3 through 6 year olds
- Enjoy working with young children
- Strong organizational and communication skills
- Supportive and cooperative approach desired
- Initiative, responsibility, adaptability, creativity, and flexibility
- Bilingual and/or Spanish proficiency is a plus
- Successful experience working collaboratively as a team member
Hours: Monday through Friday, full time, with afternoon or evening meetings for teacher team building, committees, parent education, and assessments occurring one to several times a month.
Overview of School
The San Francisco School is an independent school, pre-K through eighth grade, with a commitment to a multicultural and inclusive community. Suitably characterized by one parent as an “urban school with a village atmosphere,” The School embraces San Francisco’s ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity. Our progressive approach to education encourages children to develop self-reliance, solid academic skills, creativity, and a commitment to social justice. Students learn to think like disciplinarians in a field, consider big and central ideas, and can find and develop their own passions. They graduate academically prepared, inquisitive, courageous, and eager for the challenges ahead.
Interested candidates may apply by sending a resume, cover letter, three references, and how you became aware of this position to:
The San Francisco School
Attn: PS Head Teacher Position
300 Gaven Street, SF, CA 94134
Check out our website: www.sfschool.org
The San Francisco School is committed to increasing staff diversity, both to reflect the high value SFS places on a multicultural understanding, and for the direct benefit of each student.