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SF Friends School

Title of position:  Lower School Teacher (Early Childhood, K-2)

Job Class:  Full-time, exempt, academic year position (mid-August through mid-June

Reports to:  Head of Lower School

Pay range:  $2,843.75 to $5,975.70 semi-monthly ($68,250 to $143,417 if annualized) (placement on scale based on relevant teaching experience).

Benefits include:  medical, dental, vision, and term life insurance of $50,000 subsidized at 100% for employees; life insurance; long-term disability insurance; matching 403b; generous time off benefits including personal time, academic vacations, and sick leave; professional development.

San Francisco Friends School, a K–8 Quaker school located in the Mission District of San Francisco, seeks a full-time, experienced lower school teacher for the school year 2024-2025.

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

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.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate knowledge of and experience in hands-on and integrated learning; be highly motivated, hard-working, collaborative, and flexible; demonstrate a desire to learn; show initiative; and have a sense of humor.  Candidates should have a strong pedagogical background and be invested in collaborating with colleagues and working closely with students.
In addition to having the required professional and educational background, we seek an enthusiastic, energetic candidate.

Essential functions of the role

Collaborate with grade level team to plan and teach an integrated program, including literacy, writing, math, science and social studies
Administer and analyze assessments to differentiate for a range of learners
Collaborate with Developmental Services and outside support providers as necessary to promote student success
Build community within the classroom and demonstrate clear and affirming classroom management
Develop positive working relationships with students
Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusivity
Participate in Lower School committee work
Co-write a bi-weekly newsletter about grade-level curriculum and activities; share students’ work with Director of Communications to post on social media
Supervise students during lunch and recess
Keep records to help support winter narrative writing and checklists. Complete in-take and late fall parent conference for each student, in addition to conducting more informal check-ins
Understand and be committed to the school’s Quaker values and mission

Experience teaching at the elementary level
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
Passion for working with elementary school students
Openness to and interest in Quaker philosophy
Collaborative and creative team player
Demonstrated knowledge of current research around teaching and learning
Training in Responsive Classroom, Fundations, Contexts for Learning, Reader’s Workshop, and Writer’s Workshop, a plus
Physical requirements:

Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

EEO Commitment:

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.

Employment Clearances required:

Livescan Background
US Employment eligibility
TB Clearance certificate
COVID Vaccination status
How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three references, attention Amabelle Sze.

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