Middle School Mathematics – Maternity Leave Position at SF Friends School

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SF Friends School

San Francisco Friends School, a K–8 Quaker school located in the Mission District of San Francisco, seeks an experienced middle school mathematics teacher for the first semester of our upcoming school year: August 17, 2020– April 30, 2020.

The school seeks teachers who resonate with the Friends school mission, which provides an exemplary education in a community dedicated to problem-solving, service to others, simplicity, social justice, and quiet reflection. Our Quaker mission also compels us to create a diverse and inclusive community; we seek a person who will thrive and contribute to such a community, both within and beyond the walls of the school.

Successful candidates will be experienced middle school teachers who are committed to mathematics education. The SFFS mathematics curriculum is inquiry-based; often beginning with a central question, it is driven by curiosity. Students seek answers through research, experimentation, and data. Candidates should have a strong mathematics background and be invested in collaborating with colleagues and working closely with students.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teamwork for curriculum development, student assessment, supervising an advisory group, and supervision of students at lunch and recess.

Full-time: August 17, 2020–April 30, 2021

Note: In the event of a closure of SFFS or some or all of its facilities or operations for any reason, including but not limited to any fire, power outage, war, governmental action, act of terrorism, pandemic, epidemic or natural disaster, SFFS may find it necessary to extend, shorten, or cancel the SFFS program, to continue certain operations through alternative means or at an alternative location and/or to modify employees’ work schedules or duties.

Preferred Qualities:

– Three or more years of experience teaching middle school mathematics

– Knowledge of current pedagogy and facility with hands-on and project-based instruction

– Openness to and interest in Quaker philosophy

– Highly collaborative and creative team player

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Clarke Weatherspoon, Middle School Head San Francisco Friends School 250 Valencia Street San Francisco, California 94103 cweatherspoon@sffriendsschool.org

The San Francisco Friends School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, marital status or any other category protected by law. The school also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities; candidates who need accommodations in order to apply for this position should contact Clarke Weatherspoon.

To apply for this job email your details to gslangen@sffriendsschool.org

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