7th & 8th grade English Teacher and 8th Grade Advisor, full-time
Katherine Delmar Burke School is an independent K-8 girls' school located on a 3 ½- acre campus in San Francisco. Based on a 100-year tradition of educational excellence, Burke's today is one of California's leading elementary schools. The school combines strong academic and co-curricular programs with an emphasis on personal growth in a diverse and inclusive community. We emphasize the development of fundamental and higher level critical thinking skills in an atmosphere of creativity, exploration, and academic rigor.
In addition to teaching one section of 7th and two sections of 8th grade English (21 - 23 students per section), responsibilities include advising a group of 11-12 8th graders. English curriculum emphasizes study of multicultural and classic literature; expository, analytical and creative writing; vocabulary development; and grammar instruction. Classes generally meet in 50-minute periods, 5 days in each 6-day rotation. Advisories meet daily for homeroom and twice each rotation for discussion and activities; advisor coaches advisees through two student-led parent conferences each year. Routine expectations include writing high school recommendation letters for all 8th graders; supervisory duties and extra-help periods; assessing and reporting in writing on student progress; communication with parents; collaboration; ongoing curriculum review and revision; accompanying students on outdoor education trips; and participation in the professional life of the school.
Please e-mail resume, cover letter explaining your interest and relevant experience, and list of references, in PDF or Word format, to firstname.lastname@example.org. No telephone calls, please.
Burke’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to continuing to build an inclusive educational community and therefore are actively pursuing diversity in our administration, faculty, and student body.
experience teaching English
demonstrated expertise in the teaching of writing
confidence in differentiation of instruction
demonstrated commitment to the education of girls
middle-school experience and genuine affection for middle-school students
familiarity with expectations of high school English curricula
degree in English or related field
innovative use of technology in instruction
Additional Salary Information: The school offers competitive compensation based on prior experience and position requirements. Comprehensive benefits are provided for full-time employees.
About Katherine Delmar Burke School
Katherine Delmar Burke School is an independent K-8 all girls’ school located on a 3.5-acre campus in San Francisco. Burke’s is one of California’s leading elementary schools with a 100-year tradition of educational excellence. The school combines strong academic and co-curricular programs with an emphasis on project-based learning and personal growth in a diverse and inclusive community. We emphasize the development of fundamental and higher level critical thinking skills in an atmosphere of creativity, exploration, academic rigor, and joyful learning.