2019-20 MS Math Teacher

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Children's Day School

Children’s Day School (CDS) is a co-educational preschool through eighth grade serving over 470 students in the Mission Dolores neighborhood of San Francisco. Spanning two campuses, and home to a diverse community of students, faculty and families, CDS is a vibrant learning community. Our teachers practice constructivist teaching; born of “learning by doing,” it is how we achieve excellent academics. We believe by encouraging children to fully engage in complex topics, and in myriad ways, we are giving them tools to become lifelong learners and passionate citizens of the world. To learn more about CDS, visit our website at www.cds-sf.org.

We are seeking an experienced, talented, and energetic Fifth and Sixth Grade Math Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. This position is responsible for teaching and overseeing two sections of 5th grade math and two sections of 6th grade math. The ideal candidate will bring middle school and subject matter expertise, rigor, excellent communication skills, and passion to our academically challenging and socially responsive program. The successful candidate will prepare and inspire all students to be lifelong learners of mathematics, emphasizing problem solving and a conceptual understanding of math. Children’s Day School uses the Bridges in Mathematics curriculum in 5th grade and the CPM Math program in 6th grade.

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills and qualities:

Work with students

  • An unwavering commitment to middle school students and the community
  • Enthusiasm for the opportunities and challenges inherent in working with middle 
school students
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with students, colleagues and parents
  • Willingness to model professional and ethical standards when working with 
students and the 5/6 Team
  • The desire and ability to contribute to student and community life inside and outside the classroom
  • A commitment to professional development
  • A commitment to social justice and multicultural education

Curricular content and instruction

  • Deep understanding of pre-algebra, algebra and geometry
  • Willingness to include instruction with an equal balance of math skills, concepts and applications in the world beyond the classroom
  • Ability and willingness to differentiate instruction
  • Ability to integrate theory with practice in designing and implementing appropriate 
learning strategies for each student

Other responsibilities may include:

  • Serving as a homeroom teacher
  • Being an advisor of 10-12 students (prior training in Responsive Classroom is desired but not necessary)
  • Leading or co-leading an affinity group
related to race/ethnicity, family structure, gender, religion, sexual orientation or other aspects of identity
  • Participating in an overnight environmental education trip
  • Performing lunch, recess, morning, and dismissal duties as assigned
  • Writing narrative reports for all students
  • Maintaining contact with parents
  • Participating in parent/teacher conferences

Minimum Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; academic program focus in 
math and/or education-related fields
  • Two or more years experience working with middle school students
  • Teaching credential and/or master’s degree preferred

Your application should include: 

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Statement of philosophy and beliefs


Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits offered including medical, dental and vision insurance and a retirement plan.

CDS is an equal opportunity employer. Our community is diverse in many ways, inclusive of race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender spectrum, age, ability, and more. We welcome and value the same in our faculty and staff.

Contact Information

To apply for this job email your details to edr@cds-sf.org

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