• Full Time
  • San Francisco
  • March 25, 2024

Website Red Bridge

Red Bridge is an independent K-8 school in San Francisco

Red Bridge Description

Red Bridge is an independent K-8 school that opened in September 2020 in San Francisco. Red Bridge was founded as a demonstration school for a new model of education designed to foster a sense of agency in students as opposed to traditional schools that are designed to reinforce compliance. Student ownership is built into every system and structure of the school, so that students gradually take on more responsibility for their learning. This puts every student on the path to becoming a lifelong learner – so that no matter what the future looks like, they have the capacity to adapt and flourish. Red Bridge strives to have a student body that reflects the diversity of our community in San Francisco. Our mission, location and individualized tuition model all support this goal. We believe that a diverse learning community is a necessary part of a high-quality education. We aim to have a faculty that reflects this diversity as well. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Teachers at Red Bridge are models of lifelong learning: collaborating to design meaningful learning experiences for students, closely observing children’s development and needs, and creating and reflecting on innovative routines and systems. Red Bridge currently serves forty students in the equivalent of Kindergarten – Fifth Grade. Next school year we will begin serving 6th grade students and will continue to add a grade each year.

Position Overview

The Middle School Math role involves planning for and leading small group instruction in mathematics to students in the equivalent of 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade, and facilitating math instruction for students working beyond 8th grade. As our founding Middle School Math teacher, you will also have opportunities to develop the curriculum and projects for the middle school math program. Red Bridge uses a combination of discussion-based instruction, project-based work and independent practice. The Middle School Math teacher will collaborate closely with Learning Guides to support student learning and success, and to support interdisciplinary projects at times throughout the year. Other responsibilities include student supervision, parent communication, student assessment and feedback, one-on-one student support and intervention. This is a full-time position reporting to the Head of School.

Qualifications

Experience

Ideal candidates will have:

  • experience working with similar-age students in or out of a school setting
  • degree in a relevant field (Mathematics, Child Psychology, Education, Sciences, etc.)
  • experience working with students with diverse needs and from diverse backgrounds
  • understanding of child development and developmental milestones
  • a desire to work in the field of education long-term

Mindset

Ideal candidates will believe:

  • in high expectations for all students, and have the ability to recognize excellence
  • that collaboration yields better results
  • that the role of the teacher is not to get students to listen, but to get students to think
  • that thoughtful feedback is welcome and helpful for personal development
  • that planning and preparation are key to reaching lofty goals

Work Habits

Ideal candidates will consistently:

  • address issues proactively
  • take on a variety of tasks flexibly, as necessitated in the school’s early years
  • act with intention in order for students to learn from your deeds and thought process
  • demonstrate authentic enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry
  • model lifelong learning
  • work to create a culture of belonging for students, parents and colleagues

Tagged as: Middle School

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