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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.
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. We are filling the temporary position for the current school year. The position will start as soon as possible and go through June 14, 2024.
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.
● 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.
● Mange 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.
● 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.
Weekly salary is $1,505 – $3,080. Salary is based on qualifications and experience.
Required Screenings: TB Assessment Clearances: Livescan background check: E-Verify
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.
To apply for this job please visit careers.cds-sf.org.