Upper School Physical Education Teacher (Grades 5-8) and Advisor, Full-time position, 2021-2022

Website Katherine Delmar Burke School

Katherine Delmar Burke School is an independent K-8 gender-inclusive all-girls’ school located
on a 3.5-acre campus in San Francisco. Burke’s is one of California’s leading elementary schools with a 100-year tradition of educational excellence. The school combines strong academic and co-curricular programs with an emphasis on project-based learning and personal growth in a diverse and inclusive community. We emphasize the development of fundamental and higher-level critical thinking skills in an atmosphere of creativity, exploration, academic rigor, and joyful learning.

Position Description
Burke’s is seeking a dynamic educator to teach Upper School PE who can bring to life the mission of the school while working with students to further develop their motor skills and ability to care for their bodies and minds through movement. The ideal candidate enjoys working collaboratively as part of a team, thinks creatively about curriculum and possibilities for innovation, possesses a deep knowledge of child and adolescent development, and enjoys working with middle school aged children. In addition to teaching PE, responsibilities include advising a group of students to support social-emotional learning and strong learning habits.

Job Responsibilities include:
• Teaching Upper School PE (Grades 5-8) & Advisory; this includes:
o Reporting on student progress three times per year using checklist and narrative
report cards
o Preparing advisees for and supporting them in two student-led parent
conferences per year
o Accompanying advisees on outdoor education trips, both day and overnight
• Communication:
o Effective communication with colleagues in support of a collegial and
collaborative professional community
o Timely and supportive communication with students, parents, and caregivers to
foster a strong partnership with families

• Collaboration:
o Work closely with Lower School and Upper School PE teams as well as a grade
level advising team
o Attend and participate in weekly faculty meetings
o Contribute to curriculum development and revision
• Supervisory duties as needed

Position Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent
• Experience teaching and demonstrated knowledge of child and adolescent physical
development
• Demonstrated confidence in:
o differentiation of instruction
o cultural competency
o providing opportunities for learning through play
o innovative use of technology in instruction
o Understanding by Design approach to curriculum design (preferred)
• Commitment to:
o equitable and anti-racist teaching practices
o modeling lifelong learning professional growth by engaging with professional
development opportunities
• Understanding of, and appreciation for:
o the social-emotional development of adolescent girls, especially as it relates to
health, confidence, and athletics

Personal Qualities:
• Passion for education and being a part of a gender-inclusive girls’ school
• Flexible
• Creative
• Collaborative
• Possessing a growth mindset and openness to feedback

Compensation
The school offers competitive compensation based on prior experience and position
requirements. Comprehensive benefits are provided. More information on the school can be
found on the website at www.burkes.org. Burke’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

To Apply
Interested Candidates may apply by sending a cover letter, resumé, and references to
burkes.workable.com.  No calls or additional emails, please.

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