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Town School for Boys

About Town School:

Town School for Boys is a K-8 all-boys independent school located in San Francisco with approximately 400 students, of whom 46% come from self-identified families of color, and a faculty: student ratio of 1:11. Our diverse faculty and staff can be characterized by their warmth, collegiality, and dedication to our mission and values. At Town, learning is prized, love of school is essential, and boyhood is celebrated. For more information, please visit our Town Facts page, read about “Why a Boys’ School,” or learn about our community of belonging.

Position Description:

We are seeking a full-time Humanities (integrated history and English) Head Teacher for 6th grade. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of teaching experience and a passion for working with middle school boys. The candidate will have a deep knowledge of the instruction of history, writing, grammar, spelling, and reading comprehension skills and strategies. Ideally, the candidate is well-versed with the reading and writing workshop model. The position involves collaborating closely with other 6th-grade teachers, the humanities department teachers in other grades, and the Head of Upper School. Candidates should be strong in their use of technology tools for teaching. Collaboration with the librarians and educational technologists is also expected.  In addition, this position involves mentoring and partnering with a full-time Resident Teacher each year who is part of the New Teacher Institute. The Humanities 6 Head Teacher will work closely with the Director of Teacher Development and Strategic Initiatives in supporting the Resident Teacher’s professional development.

As an advisor, the successful applicant will lead morning advisory, support students during study hall, supervise during snack/recess, and facilitate student-led parent conferences in the fall and spring.  Strong communication skills are essential as faculty are expected to communicate regularly with other team members and parents about student progress. Homework and other information to students is posted online using Google Classroom. School-wide responsibilities include recess and lunch supervision, and grade level and faculty meetings. Other responsibilities may include committee work, chaperoning outdoor education/field trips, and attending student performances and athletic events.

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described below.

Bachelor’s Degree is required, teaching credential and/or Master’s Degree is preferred and must be in the discipline of English, History or a related field.
Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
Prior experience teaching humanities to Upper School (Grades 5-8) students is preferred
Well-developed interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, including communicating effectively with all constituents in a school environment, including students, co-workers, parents, alumni, volunteers, and the public.
Adaptability, honesty, self-reliance, teamwork, dependability, flexibility, willingness to listen and learn, work ethic, determination, persistence, problem-solving skills, and congeniality are essential.
Must complete background screening and verification
The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge of the instruction of history, the writing process, the English language, and literature, as well as pedagogy. They should demonstrate a passion for working with middle school students and a commitment to developing innovative approaches to learning. Experience with project-based learning and inquiry-based instruction are ideal, and the use of formative assessment for high-quality feedback is required. Candidates should excel in utilizing technology tools for teaching and thrive in a collaborative environment. Engagement in cultural competency development, including integrating diversity and global awareness, is expected. The ideal candidate will possess the skills and imagination to connect history, writing, and literature to students’ lives while also valuing guiding students through the emotional journey of their middle school years.

Non-Discrimination Policy:

Town School for Boys admits students of any race, color, religion, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.

Town School for Boys is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are commensurate with our San Francisco Bay Area peer schools and similar NAIS schools. Please see the employment section of our website for additional information.

Salary information:

At Town, salaries are one component of a compensation package that includes retirement matching, daily lunch, health & dental insurance, and life, AD & LTD insurance. The anticipated annual base salary range the school reasonably expects to pay candidates for the Humanities 6 Head Teacher position is $75,000 to $130,000, depending on factors such as years of experience. In addition to those factors, we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity with our current employees as part of any final offer.


Please submit materials using the “Apply for this position” button below. Please do not send materials directly elsewhere. Materials should include:

Cover letter addressing qualifications and interest in the position
Resume that includes all employment and education information
Names and contact information of three professional references, at least one of whom is a Head of School

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