• Full Time
  • Part Time
  • San Francisco, CA
  • This position has been filled

Website Presidio Hill School

School Description

Presidio Hill School is an independent, progressive school located in the Presidio Heights neighborhood of San Francisco and serves a diverse population of 210 students enrolled in transitional kindergarten to 8th grade, with a faculty and staff of approximately 45 people. Established in 1918 by artist-educator-activists Helen Salz and Flora Arnstein, Presidio Hill School is the oldest continuously operating progressive school in California, with a mission and deep history connected to social justice. Our In-House Sub will have demonstrated passion and experience teaching and working with students and a school community that explicitly strives to be inclusive.

Presidio Hill offers its students a challenging, project-based curriculum that attends to their intellectual and social-emotional needs and prepares them to be agents of positive social change. Guided by a skilled and caring faculty, students learn to be confident and curious, to be creative problem solvers and independent, critical thinkers. Learning at PHS is collaborative and active. We place great value on the arts as both an academic discipline and an essential element of a meaningful life. Situated on the edge of the Presidio, our school takes full and frequent advantage of the park’s 1,500 acres; whether they are studying science, art, social studies, or literature, the Presidio is a rich and vital “classroom” to our students.

Our vibrant, diverse, and supportive community allows students to explore their unique voices, traits, and talents; our emphasis on the importance of community and justice encourages students to develop self-awareness, personal character, resilience, and an understanding of their role as stewards of the planet and citizens of the world.

Presidio Hill School seeks a faculty and staff that reflects the broad range of diversity in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our school is strongly committed to promoting cultural competency in all interactions and programs. Invested in the growth, happiness, and preparation of our teachers, we provide generous support for their professional development.

Position Description

Presidio Hill School seeks a TK-8 In-House Sub (full time preferred; part time will be considered) for the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year. This is an on-campus position that will provide in-house substitute coverage across lower and middle school divisions, as well as after school programming if/when needed. Work hours extend from 8:00am-4:00pm, and may be shorter depending on each day’s coverage needs. Qualified candidates will demonstrate a deep understanding of and interest in the developmental nuances of lower elementary & middle school-aged children, progressive education, and anti-bias teaching practices. Candidates will ideally have prior experience teaching elementary grades (TK-5 and/or 6-8). The TK-8 In-House Sub will be expected to support classes, as needed, across grade-levels.

PHS teachers work closely with each other and collaborate and engage in a positive and collegial manner; excellent interpersonal skills are a necessity.

Primary Responsibilities:

Provide in-house substitute coverage across lower and middle school divisions, as well as after school programming if/when needed
Be able to provide classroom support in both the lead or assistant role, as needed
Establish a safe and inclusive environment where students feel comfortable taking risks through self-discovery, collaboration, and community engagement
Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging
Deliver curriculum and instruction as provided by lead classroom teachers, and occasionally, to plan lessons on the fly
Manage and support students in the classroom, and in outdoor excursions
Collaborate with classroom teachers as well as specialist teachers (Arts, Music, Physical Education, Spanish)
Support outdoor education in the Presidio
Support and manage classroom materials and organization
Supervise recess and lunch duties
Additional responsibilities as assigned

Skills, Qualifications, and Experiences

A high degree of flexibility and time management skills
Experience working in a multicultural environment
Knowledge of progressive education (or a developing interest)
Demonstrated commitment to the mission and core values of Presidio Hill School
Teaching experience in elementary grades (TK-5 and/or 6-8) or comparable
Instructional experience with varied pedagogical approaches
Good humor, flexibility, energy, a passion for teaching, and a love of learning
Enthusiasm and excitement for outdoor education
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Experience with using technology to support teaching and learning including Google docs and Google calendar, iPads and iOS.
A Bachelor’s degree is preferred

Additional Qualifications:

Ability to support outdoor education, including extended class trips to and from the Presidio
Ability to adhere to COVID-related guidelines and recommendations from the CDC, CDPH, and SFDPH
Ability to adhere to PHS Community Health Agreement
Up-to-date COVID vaccination


Compensation Range and Benefits:

This position is paid at $200/day, and there are no additional benefits provided.


Interested candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, contact information for two to three references, and/or letters of reference to our Middle School Director, James Wygant (james@presidiohill.org).

To learn more about PHS, please visit our website.