Substitute Teacher @ The San Francisco School

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The San Francisco School

The San Francisco School Job Announcement

Substitute Teacher for the 2019-20 School Year – On Call – 2 Positions:

  1. Early Childhood Education (ECE) working with 3 year-olds through kindergarten
  2. Elementary & Middle School (1st-8th) working with 1st through 8th Grades


Overview of Position

The San Francisco School seeks Substitute Teachers to assure students are meaningfully and joyfully engaged in classroom activities. Ideal candidates are eager to work with lesson plans based on a multicultural, unbiased and meaningful curriculum. All candidates should be comfortable stepping in with these age groups, taking initiative and inspiring students. Substitute duties include work with individual children and small groups, overseeing class activities and managing children during free times and meal times. Responsibilities also include communicating observations and insights to Head Teachers, organizing classroom materials and equipment, and helping with Carpool or Extended Day.


Candidates interested in also working in Extended Day daily (2:45-6:00pm) should indicate that interest in their cover letter!


Qualifications sought

We seek a talented teacher who can inspire students. Candidates must have successful teaching experience and exhibit excellent communication skills.  Cultural competence is essential. Candidates should be student-centered. A teaching credential or a related MA degree and three years of successful work as a teacher are recommended. The ECE candidate should possess at least 6 ECE credits in order to be considered for the position.


Apply by sending a resume, cover letter, and references in one document by August 15, 2019 to:


The San Francisco School

Attn:  Substitute Position

300 Gaven Street, San Francisco, CA 94134


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Overview of School

The San Francisco School is an independent school, pre-K through eighth grade, with a commitment to a multicultural and inclusive community.  Suitably characterized by one parent as anurban school with a village atmosphere,” The School embraces San Francisco’s ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity.  Our progressive approach to education encourages children to develop self-reliance, solid academic skills, creativity, and a sense of social justice.  Students learn to think like disciplinarians in a field, consider big and central ideas, and can find and develop their own passions.  They graduate academically prepared, inquisitive, courageous, and eager for the challenges ahead.


The San Francisco School is committed to increasing staff diversity, both to reflect the high value SFS places on a multicultural understanding and for the direct benefit of each student.

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