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Middle School Science Teacher

San Francisco Friends School, a Quaker school located in the Mission District of San Francisco, seeks an experienced middle school science teacher for the 2014-15 school year. 

The school seeks teachers who resonate with the Friends school mission, which provides an exemplary education in a community dedicated to peaceful problem-solving, service to others, simplicity, social justice, respect for the individual, 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. 
San Francisco Friends School seeks an experienced middle school teacher who is compelled by the school’s mission and committed to exemplary science education. The scope of middle school science includes elements of physics, chemistry, physical science and biology and asks that students learn to use the scientific method to investigate questions and communicate of results. The curricula of all grades includes experiments and unit projects. Candidates need to have a strong science background and be invested in the work involved in team planning. 
Responsibilities include close teamwork for curriculum development, committee involvement, student assessment, supervising an advising group, parent communications, involvement in electives and supervision of students at lunch and recess. The school has programs in outdoor education as well as various curricular and cultural explorations; middle school teachers accompany their students on extended trips locally, nationally, and internationally. 
Preferred Qualities: 
– Three or more years’ experience teaching middle school science. 
– Knowledge of current pedagogy and facility with hands-on and project-based science instruction. 
– Openness to Quaker philosophy. 
– Collaborative and creative team player. 
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and three references to: 
Andrew Salverda, 
Head of Middle School 
San Francisco Friends School 
250 Valencia Street 
San Francisco, California 94103 
The San Francisco Friends School welcomes all students and staff and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability in administration of its educational policies, enrollment or hiring policies, and other school-administered programs. 
For further information about San Francisco Friends School’s beginnings, mission and philosophy, 
please visit our website at
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