Job Description: Our teachers work collaboratively to design and execute curricula in line with student strengths through our scope and sequence and available technology. Executive function skill building and social-emotional learning is heavily emphasized and incorporated throughout the curriculum.
The successful teacher differentiates in order to meet student’s individual needs and foster their unique learning styles. Having a skill-focused curriculum allows our educators to teach core content with an emphasis on strategies that improve executive functioning skills. Professional development is both encouraged and expected to support each teacher’s growth and understanding of our population.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to 21st century teaching approaches, that include the use of technology, innovative thinking, and experiential/project-based learning. At Sterne, we promote cultural competency and global awareness. It is an expectation that our teachers meet the needs of the diverse population we serve by creating a curriculum that is dynamic and inclusive to all.
Our students are guided along their educational journey through with high-support and high-expectations. Faculty communicates frequently between students, parents, and colleagues in a relationship-based model that promotes self-advocacy and accountability.
Salary/benefits are commensurate with experience and our peer schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and with comparable NAIS schools. All Sterne School teachers are encouraged to participate in our Professional Advancement Program.
Hours/classification: Full time/Exempt
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Some school-sponsored events
Field trips/experiential learning opportunities
Team player in school’s marketing efforts
Desired Qualifications/Skills The ideal candidate will have at least three years of teaching experience, a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Master’s degrees are preferred) and/or teaching or special education credentials. A successful candidate in this position will possess:
A familiarity with the educational and developmental needs of children who think and learn differently
A passion and commitment to creating a supportive, fun, and enriching classroom culture that reflects Sterne School’s core values and teaching philosophy
An interest in professional growth, development, and leadership opportunities
Experience with technology as a tool for engaging students and enhancing instruction, experiential/project-based learning, and innovative thinking
A commitment to equitable and culturally responsive teaching practices
The ability to communicate positively, openly, and in collaboration with students, teachers, peers, and the parent community
A willingness to contribute to our co-curricular offerings (e.g. coaching, sponsoring a club, leading an Experiential trip, etc.)
About Sterne School
Sterne School is a co-ed, independent day school in San Francisco.
At Sterne, we know there simply is not a one size fits all educational approach in a world where everyone’s learning profile is unique.
Every day, we teach students [in grades 4-12] how to unlock the learning style that works best for them.
We believe that when support is a part of, not an exception to the school day, kids can focus on being kids while also becoming confident, capable learners.