Lower School Spanish Teacher at SF Friends School

Website SF Friends School


The San Francisco Friends School (SFFS), located in the heart of the Mission District in San Francisco, educates K-8 students in the tradition of Quaker learning. By example and commitment, we hope to inspire all connected with our school to work together toward a peaceful and caring society. For further information about San Francisco Friends School’s beginnings, mission and philosophy, please visit our website at www.sffriendsschool.org.

The foundations of our mission are:

Academic excellence
Quaker values of simplicity, integrity, mutual respect, service to others, and peaceful problem-solving
Community life, bringing together a diverse group of children, families, faculty, and staff through a sense of belonging
Attention to the emotional and spiritual growth of the individual
Social responsibility

Job Summary:

San Francisco Friends School, seeks an inspiring Spanish teacher to begin the 2021-22 school year with us. We seek a professional educator who develops students to be competent language and culture learners, and introduces them to the beauty of language learning.  Responsibilities include close teamwork for curriculum development, committee involvement, and student assessment. The teacher will be responsible for planning and delivering lessons for all sections in each grade K-4th. Supporting the growth and innovation of the program, including supporting the differentiation of  instruction in  language learning for both bilingual students and emerging Spanish students, will be central to the role.

Job Requirements:

Candidates must demonstrate:

Fluency in Spanish language
Strong Spanish language instruction background
Bachelor’s degree
Passion for teaching and celebrating Spanish language and Hispanic culture
Commitment to collaboration and team building

Preferred Qualities:

Three or more years experience teaching lower school Spanish
Education degree (Masters and/or Teaching Credential)
Knowledge of current pedagogy and facility with hands-on and project-based instruction
Openness to Quaker philosophy
Collaborative and creative team player
Compensation and Benefit summary

Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits offered including medical, dental, vision and life insurance and an employer match 403 (b) retirement plan.


Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, a list of references to:

Jennifer Arnest, Lower School Head


*In addition to an onsite sample lesson, candidates will be invited to share a VIDEO sample teaching lesson from a current classroom.

EEO Commitment

The San Francisco Friends School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We  welcome all students and staff and do not discriminate on the basis of ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability in administration of its educational policies, enrollment or hiring policies, and other school-administered programs.

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

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