Live Oak School supports the potential and promise of each student. We provide a strong academic foundation, develop personal confidence and the ability to collaborate with others, inspire students to act with compassion and integrity, and nurture a passion for learning to last a lifetime.
Live Oak is accepting resumes for a to begin in August 2020. Applicants should have experience as head teachers, professional training, enjoy collaborative work on curriculum development, demonstrate a commitment to issues of equity and social justice, and feel a resonance with the school’s mission, vision, values, and educational philosophy. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and statement of educational philosophy here.
This is a part time position and reports to the Middle School Head.
Primary Responsibilities of the Middle School Humanities Teacher:
The middle school humanities teacher is responsible for the planning, consistent documentation, and implementation of the middle school humanities program, in accordance with the school’s educational philosophy, established scope and sequence, and adopted resources.
Estimated course load: Teach 1 section of humanities (which is the equivalent of 2 sections of middle school); teach a weekly rotation; and participate in bi-weekly study halls.
Engage in self-reflection and professional growth through goal setting, participation in the PGP program, attending PD opportunities, and ongoing dialog with Middle School Head. Use Folio to document growth.
Lead an advisory group of middle school students, collaborate with grade-level team on content.
Collaborate with Middle School Learning Specialist, School Counselor, Middle School Head, and Dean of Student Life in providing students with academic and social support, and attend family/support meetings as needed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Participate in staff, middle school division, humanities department, team meetings as needed to accomplish the goals of the program.
Facilitate and record notes for advisees’ student led Fall and Spring parent conferences.
Develop and implement robust assessment practices; provide regular feedback to students.
Prepare trimester report cards and midterm reports.
Guide student portfolio work.
Coordinate Acorn Stories.
Coordinate humanities fieldtrips and participate in advisory fieldtrips throughout the year.
Communicate regularly with families (send assessed work home, and write posts to class websites and Family Tree articles).
Lead a Grove.
Participate in the middle school internal subbing program.
Supervise students during lunch, recess, and middle school assemblies.
Collaborate with the grade-level team in planning and implementing New Student Orientation.
Additional Program Expectations:
Supports admissions’ work through hosting tours and visitors, as well as participating in the Middle School Open House.
Participate in the Middle School BTSN.
Participate in Camp Live Oak.
Support students during one evening event, such as the Middle School Music Festival, middle school dance, or movie night.
Attend the Corporation Meeting/Art Show.
Participate in the outdoor ed/travel overnight education trip.
Write speeches for graduates and attend the Eighth Grade Reflections Ceremony (to be determined by previous experience with the graduating class.)
About Live Oak School
Live Oak School is a K-8 independent school, located in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill district. Founded in 1971, Live Oak serves approximately 400 children and families from a wide variety of San Francisco and Bay Area neighborhoods. The school’s mission is to support the potential and promise of each student. Live Oak provides a strong academic foundation, develops personal confidence and the ability to collaborate with others, inspires students to act with compassion and integrity, and nurtures a passion for learning to last a lifetime. Please see our website (www.liveoaskf.org) for more information.