• Full Time
  • San Francisco
  • June 24, 2024

Website Children's Day School

Independent and progressive preschool through eight grade

At Children’s Day School, what you learn and who you become are equally important.

Children’s Day School (CDS) is a welcoming community in the big city, a farm and garden among urban streets, an advocate for change and uplifting progressive values, an independent school with down-to-earth values, and an institution that is always asking how we can do this better.

We strive for balance so students become both academically successful and grounded. They leave CDS confident, with the humility to listen and the resolve to speak up for what they see as right.

CDS is a co-educational preschool through eighth grade school serving over 470 students in the Mission Dolores neighborhood of San Francisco with two campuses, two sheep, and lovely people.

To learn more about CDS, visit our website at www.cds-sf.org.

Job Summary

In the Lower School at CDS, students work with five specialist classes, Spanish, Music, Art, Farm and Garden, and PE.  We are looking for someone to join our Specialist Teaching Team as the LS Spanish Teacher for TK – 4th grade students.  Teachers in the Lower School root their practice in inquiry at CDS. Students will develop agency over their own learning and teachers will help to facilitate the integration of topics and concepts throughout the curriculum to best develop skills as competent learners through the years.

Our Lower School Teachers engage in rigorous ongoing learning that aligns with the initiatives and goals of the school and division. They bring a critical lens to discussions and are collaborative and solutions-orientated. Our Lower School Teachers are proactive in their approach to learners, families, and team dynamics. Collaboration is key, so robust communication skills, curiosity, and a dedication to building a productive team are essential.

Essential Practices of a CDS Educator

CDS Educators have identified and aligned on these five essential teaching practices to guide instruction and learning in the classroom. Applications should excel in using these practices and be able to apply them to curriculum and unit design across all content areas they are responsible for.

Classroom Leader and Curriculum Thought Partner

Implementation of grade level curriculum so that it is both accessible to a diverse population of students and meets the intended learning goals of the division.

Provide a hands-on, inquiry-based education with an integrated approach to creatively embed concepts and themes into the curriculum through partnership with lower school classes.

Provide meaningful and timely feedback to ensure learning progress

Manage differentiation among students with a variety of Spanish speaking abilities

Nurture a culture of social justice, inclusion, and action in the classroom through the curriculum, conversations, and community-based learning

Explore the use of performance tasks to best assess student learning and how to track progress and student’s development of competencies and share learning goals throughout projects

Demonstrate and model cultural competence; proactively address mistakes and misunderstandings with curiosity and a learner stance

Uphold CDS values in working and connecting with students

Manage the day to day operations of the classroom and keep curriculum documentation up to date

Pursue professional development that is aligned with professional goals and school-wide initiatives to model and practice continued learning

Ability to switch between grade levels quickly and effectively, this position requires organization, planning ahead, and collaboration

As a Member of the Lower School Team

Partner with the Lower School Division Head, Grade Level Teams, Learning Specialists, and Counselors to advocate for student learning and well being
Partner with the Lower School Division Head, Director of Curriculum and Innovation, Team Leads, and other leaders on campus to set goals, respond to feedback, and focus on professional growth and development
Attend weekly division meetings and specialist team meetings
Build strong collaborative partnerships with grade level teachers to integrate curriculum, share learning spaces, and support student learning

Position Requirements 

Teaching Credential preferred
2+ years teaching experience with lower school students
Fluency in Spanish (multilingual educators highly encouraged to apply)
Ability to write narrative reports for all students
Ability to maintain a positive partnership with families
Strong written and verbal communication skills and solutions-oriented mindset
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work with young children ages 4-10
Demonstrated experience with curriculum development and/or oversight.
Demonstrated successful experience with inquiry-based models of elementary-aged education preferred.
Experience with TPRS approach and ability to implement in TK-4th grade classrooms

Annual salary is $61,405 – $124,622. Salary is based on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits are offered including medical, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan.

Clearances Required:
Required Screenings: TB Assessment
Clearances: Live Scan background check: E-Verify

Contact Information

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.

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

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