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Spanish Teacher – One year replacement

The San Francisco School
Job Announcement
SPANISH TEACHER – One Year Leave Replacement
Starts August 2014
Overview of Position
The San Francisco School seeks a multi-grade Spanish Teacher to inspire students with a multicultural, unbiased and meaningful curriculum. Teaching responsibilities include two elementary grades (most likely second and third) and middle school. The San Francisco School uses a mixed-grade proficiency group model in the middle school, so middle school classes could include 6th through 8th graders. Teachers at The San Francisco School collaborate extensively to create an integrated multidisciplinary program where reasoning and expression are taught across the all subject areas.  Overarching questions guide the curriculum and student thinking.  Teachers share in overall management of the program. The position also includes writing report cards/comments, conferencing with parents, and maintaining consistent communication with the parents of the students in the class. The position would officially start in August of 2014.  However, ideally there will be time to collaborate with our current teachers at mutually agreeable dates in the spring/summer of 2014.
Qualifications sought
We seek a talented teacher who can inspire students at a variety of grade and skill levels.  Candidates must have successful teaching experience and exhibit excellent communication skills.   Cultural competence and the ability to work collaboratively in a teaching team are essential.  Candidates should be student-centered, practiced in differentiated instruction and skilled at honing student skills.  A teaching credential or a related MA degree and three years of successful work as a teacher are recommended.  Prior work with both new language learners and formal language instruction training would also be useful.   
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 an “urban 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.
Interested candidates may apply by sending a resume, cover letter, references, and how you heard about this position, to:
The San Francisco School
Attn: Spanish Position
300 Gaven Street, SF, CA 94134 
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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.
The San Francisco
Contact Phone Number
415 239-5065