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 415 students, of whom 49% 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, Duties, and Responsibilities:

Town School for Boys seeks a full-time second-grade Head Teacher for the 2024 – 2025 school year. This position involves teaching one section of approximately 25 students. There are weekly faculty meetings and lunch and recess duty obligations. The position also involves conducting daily student morning meetings as well as supervision of daily recess breaks for students. Parent-teacher conferences are held twice a year.

In addition, this Head Teacher position involves mentoring and partnering with a full-time Resident Teacher each year who is part of the New Teacher Institute. The position works collaboratively with the other grade-level team members, including the Head Teacher and Resident Teacher in the other grade-level classroom, as well as grade-level colleagues, teachers in other grades, the Director of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, and the Lower School Head.  The Head Teacher will work closely with the Director of Teacher Development and Strategic Initiatives in supporting the Resident Teacher’s professional development. Collaboration with the librarians and educational technologists is also expected.

Faculty should frequently communicate with colleagues and with parents about student progress. Faculty are expected to take an active role in the school by chaperoning field trips and attending student performances and athletic events.

Desired Qualifications and Skills Include:

We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes 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.

Bachelor’s degree is required; a teaching credential and/or Master’s degree is preferred.
The ideal candidate will have at least two years of teaching and experience working with elementary-age students.
The candidate will have deep knowledge of the instruction of reading, writing, grammar, spelling, mathematics, and social studies.
Ideally candidates will be familiar with the workshop model approach to reading and writing.
Candidates should demonstrate a passion for working with Lower School students and be knowledgeable about this developmental stage of growth.
The candidate should have a strong background in the area of social and emotional learning which is integrally connected to the academic curriculum at Town.
We ask that candidates be comfortable with the Responsive Classroom approach.
Candidates should be strong in their use of technology tools for teaching.
Good communication skills are essential.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to developing and implementing innovative approaches to learning, such as using project-based learning, inquiry, and teaching for understanding/understanding by design.
Ongoing personal cultural competency development is an expectation of all employees including integration of diverse perspectives and global awareness into the curriculum.
Classrooms are equipped with interactive software that teachers utilize to enhance instruction for students. In addition, all students have access to iPads in the classroom which students use for online resources across the curriculum. Instructional approaches and course content should be differentiated to suit a range of learning levels and styles and reflect a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds.

Non-Discrimination Policy: Town School for Boys admits students of any race, color, religion, or national or 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 peer schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and with similar NAIS schools. Please see the employment section of our website for additional information.

Salary information: The anticipated annual base salary range the school reasonably expects to pay candidates for the position of Lower School Head Teacher 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 addressed to Peggy Laurent, Lower School Head, using the “Apply for this position” button, which can be found via the Town School employment webpage. Please do not send materials directly elsewhere. Materials should include:

Cover letter addressing qualifications and interest in the position
A resume that includes all employment and education information
Completion of a Wedge Video (instructions for creating and submitting the Wedge are included in the application)


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