Middle School Math Teacher
2022-2023 academic year
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 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.
San Francisco Friends School seeks an experienced middle school math teacher who is compelled by the school’s mission and committed to progressive math education. Mathematics at Friends is an inquiry based, conceptual, hands-on program where students grapple with problems and make meaning of the mathematics for themselves. We strive to build the capacity in students to think mathematically, solve problems with confidence, and to love mathematics. Teachers are engaged in regular collaboration, curriculum development and pedagogical reflection. Candidates should have a strong math background and be invested in collaborating with colleagues and working closely with students. Experience as an instructional leader or curriculum designer are also critical for the next instructor.
Candidates should know that San Francisco Friends School deeply values integration and collaboration. Teachers work in cross disciplinary teams to develop and implement curriculum aimed at examining relevant contemporary topics in their full complexity. In addition to discipline specific classes, teaching teams also work together to design and lead a block dedicated to interdisciplinary studies. Timely communication, patience, humility, willingness to listen and the ability to problem solve with peers are at the core of this work.
Classroom teaching at the Middle school level
Supporting close teamwork for curriculum development, committee involvement, student assessment,
Supervising student advisory group, lunch and recess
Preparing parent communications
Attending and supervising outdoor education as well as various curricular and cultural explorations; middle school teachers accompany their students on extended trips locally, nationally, and internationally.
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in mathematics, a mathematical science, or engineering
Elementary or Middle school teaching experience
Openness to Quaker philosophy
Highly collaborative and creative team player
Four or more years of experience teaching middle school math
Advanced degree in mathematics or mathematics education
Knowledge of current pedagogy and facility with hands-on and project-based instruction
Language skills in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin or Hindi
Compensation and Benefit summary:
Competitive, exempt salary based on experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits offered including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and matching 403(b).
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 request an accommodation as part of the submission of interest.