The Bay School of SF – Humanities Teacher (with an emphasis on Writing and Literature)

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The Bay School of SF

Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Bay School is an independent, college preparatory high
school committed to providing its students with a challenging, innovative curriculum and a collaborative,
supportive community. Our staff and faculty members (“staffulty”) foster and model curiosity, critical
thinking, intentionality, open dialogue, and good humor as well as a commitment to equity and inclusion
within Bay and beyond. Bay students have been described as engaged in learning, self-advocates,
community-oriented, thoughtful and kind.
The Bay School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin,
ancestry, sexual orientation, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to
having a faculty, staff and student body that reflect the diversity of the Bay Area. We strongly encourage
those with a demonstrated dedication to social justice, collaboration, innovation and student-centered
education to apply.
We are seeking an instructor in Humanities to begin August 2018. The instructor is responsible for four
courses each semester and one three-week Immersive course that takes place either in the winter or
the spring; a full course load for a Bay teacher is nine courses. Each semester-long class meets for eighty
minutes three times a week in a rotating block schedule. In addition to class preparation and classroom
teaching, the instructor is responsible for:
● collaborative curricular development and alignment
● design of skills-based formative and summative assessments
● timely grading and feedback
● regular communication with students, parents, and the students’ advisors
regarding the student’s progress
● one-on-one student tutorial as needed
● weekly faculty and course team meetings
All teaching staffulty have additional responsibilities to the student and school, including but not limited
to serving as an advisor, chaperone at social events, committee member and admissions

interviewer/presenter. All of these responsibilities support the wellbeing of our community and the
growth of the individual student.

The ideal candidate
● finds resonance with The Bay School mission and philosophy;
● possesses a Master’s degree and/or Teaching Credential and has done work/study in one or
more of the following areas: Literature, Writing/Composition, American Studies, African
Studies, Economics or related fields
● has significant experience (minimum of 3-5 years):
o teaching all levels of high school Humanities/Literature/Writing, from foundational courses
to advanced electives;
o developing curriculum and considering project-based and experiential learning as part of the
curriculum development process
o using a variety of culturally responsive pedagogies;
o working effectively with and differentiating for a range of students;
o thinking broadly and innovatively, including through an equity lens, about curriculum and
o working collaboratively in a team of teachers to develop and assess curricula, lesson plans,
skill development, and assessments;
● demonstrates multimodal pedagogical and assessment methods;
● values individual learning styles;
● brings a diversity of teaching and life experience to their work;
● values collegial collaboration as a means to improve the curriculum and the student experience
as well as their own craft;
● dedicates themselves to anti-bias and equity work and understands both culturally
responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education;
● commits to innovation, professional growth, and reinvention;
● demonstrates a passion for teaching and learning as well as for the subject matter;
● enjoys working with and inspiring high school learners in all areas of school life.
● possesses a “can-do” attitude and resourcefulness
The school offers a salary commensurate with experience and a strong benefits package.
Please review our website ( to familiarize yourself with our school, the humanities
curriculum and theater program. If interested in the position, please send all of the items below to:
(email address), subject line: HUM. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

1) Cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as how you anticipate contributing to the
school and to the discipline team
2) Resume/C.V.

3) A lesson plan you’ve used in a previous or current course. Make sure to indicate for what course the
lesson was developed, for what age group the lesson was directed, at what point in the course the
lesson was used, and how this lesson promotes skill development/refinement and equity/inclusion.

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