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Join the vibrant community at the Chinese American International School’s new Forever Home campus on 19th Avenue as a Sixth Grade Math and Science Teacher. Become part of a team striving to be the world’s most innovative, inspiring, and influential Chinese English dual-language immersion school.


The ideal candidate finds resonance with CAIS’s mission to Embrace Chinese, Become Our Best Selves, and Contribute to a Better World; our Core Values of Courage, Curiosity, Inclusion, Kindness, and Perseverance; and our Strategic Vision 2020-2025 to Reimagine CAIS, Reimagine Success. This candidate thrives in a multi-cultural, collaborative environment. CAIS is renowned for its math program and a high caliber of teaching in this subject is paramount. We are proud of the multi-year work we’ve been doing to create a pioneering math curriculum across grades and languages by engaging in deep professional learning and integrating the Taiwanese and American Mathematical frameworks. Strong candidates will embrace the opportunity to deepen this math curriculum, and are skilled in integrating science skills and content alongside math. Drawing on the use of phenomenon-based, student-centered, and inquiry-based pedagogies, the 6th grade math and science teacher will enjoy significant freedom and creativity in designing and delivering our established curriculum.


● Teach two sections of 6th Grade Math and Science

● Implement the 6th Grade Math/Science curricula with a student-centered approach

● Oversee and advocate for a group of 10-12 advisory students, through daily advisory

meetings and one advisory class per week

● Develop a positive intellectual, emotional, and social climate within the classroom


● Successfully teach all assigned classes in accordance with age appropriate best practices

● Maintain accurate and complete academic reports that provide a cumulative record of student performance; Prepare evaluations, grades and progress reports according to

prescribed procedures and deadlines

● Demonstrate an affirming attitude toward the school, a willingness to accept positive criticism, a professional demeanor and integrity

● Encompass a positive discipline approach in guiding student behavior

● Develop learning experiences that meet the students’ varying needs and interests

● Report immediately major student misbehavior to the appropriate division director

● Maintain high standards of respect, courtesy, and mutual consideration with the school community, including with students, staff, and parents

● Serve on faculty committees as needed

● Communicate in a positive, supportive, timely and professional manner with parents (written and verbal) on an ongoing basis

● Attend faculty and division meetings including required meetings/events before the beginning of, during and after the conclusion of the school year

● Demonstrate openness to observations, feedback, and coaching on classroom instruction

● Participation in the CAIS outdoor education program as needed

● Administrative and supervisory duties outside of class as assigned by the middle school director


● Bachelor’s degree

● Minimum: 2 years classroom experience

● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

● Experience working with diverse communities

● Commitment to school mission, policies and initiatives

● Experience with curriculum development

● Initial and continued criminal background clearance by DOJ and FBI

● Initial and continued tuberculosis clearance


We value, but do not require, the following attributes:

● Teaching credential, Master’s in Education (M.Ed.), or equivalent

● Bilingual: English/Mandarin is a plus

● Personal experience with second language acquisition


The CAIS Board of Trustees and administration are expressly dedicated to ensuring that CAIS is a great place to work. The school is committed to attracting, developing, retaining, and rewarding top-tier employees with a strong benefits package. The salary range for this position is: $78,400 – $126,400, based on experience. Please see the final page for a description of benefits.


As the nation’s first Mandarin Immersion Preschool through 8th grade school, CAIS embodies our mission by working continuously to maintain our role as a leader in immersion education. We value honest self-assessment, thoughtful self-reflection, intentional planning, and focused implementation. We are known as an ambitious school, and we are making substantial progress on our multi-year vision to reimagine immersion, reimagine our culture of learning, reimagine character and community, and reimagine our learning spaces. Since 2021, we have been using our new campus on 19th Avenue in San Francisco for athletics, arts, and community events. In September 2024, our entire community will begin the school year at our newly renovated Forever Home, which more than Sixth Grade Math and Science Teacher Page 2 doubles our program space from our Hayes Valley locations and allows all divisions to be together on one spectacular campus.


CAIS’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is central to our mission. People of color and LGBTQIA candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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