Middle School Design and Technology Integrator
San Francisco Friends School is a coeducational K-8 school, with approximately 440 students located in the Mission District of San Francisco. We are dedicated to educating, inspiring and nurturing students in the Quaker school tradition, and we seek educators who resonate with the Friends school mission, which provides an exemplary education in a community dedicated to problem-solving, service learning, 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.
San Francisco Friends School seeks a Middle School Technology and Integration Specialist for the 2022-23 school year. We are seeking a self motivated individual who has experience with a 1:1 laptop program, integrating technology and cross discipline applied projects into a progressive academic program. This person reports to the Director of Educational Technology and the Middle School Head, and works closely with 5th-8th grade teachers particularly, along with all members of the integration team across the school. Candidates should know that San Francisco Friends School deeply values integration and collaboration. Timely communication, patience, humility, willingness to listen and the ability to problem solve with peers are at the core of our work.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to close teamwork for curriculum development, committee involvement, student assessment, parent communications, student advising and supervision of students at lunch and recess.
Collaborate with faculty in the development of cross discipline integrated projects and activities
Work with integration and technology specialists across both divisions to align learning goals and applied learning projects
Team teach integrated STEAM projects in 5th-8th grade classrooms
Provide technology training and support for teachers in various formats
Helps manage our Design Lab space, computer science program and related technology
Lead small group workshops with faculty and students on specific technologies (e.g., laser cutter, Apple laptops, SmartBoards, software applications)
Assist with the support of technology hardware, software and peripheral devices
Work with technology and academic staff to create a program that utilizes technology in developmentally appropriate ways
Work as a MS student advisor
5 + years as a Middle School educator, with experience in integrated curriculum design and technology
Experience with teaching computer science
Proven interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently, as well as in highly collaborative teams
Highly creative and generative educator with a flexible and optimistic spirit
Experience with educating in the Quaker tradition
Previous work with Harvard’s Project Zero frameworks is preferable but not necessary
Advanced degree in Education, Software Engineering or related field
Experience in the design and delivery of faculty and staff technology and design related professional development
Experience with working with design Lab/STEAM Lab educational spaces
Experience teaching Computer Science
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to:
San Francisco Friends School
250 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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 Tracie Mastronicola.