Francis Parker School is a coeducational independent day school in San Diego, California with 1300 students in grades JK-12. Founded in 1912, the school’s mission is “to create and inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world”.
Overlooking Mission Valley, two separate campuses serve students in Lower School – junior kindergarten through 5th grade; Middle School – 6th grade through 8th grade and Upper School – 9th grade through 12th grade. As a college preparatory school Parker offers a comprehensive program that includes twenty-five advanced placement courses as well as a rich palette of electives – all designed to meet the individual needs of our students.
These temporary one-year assignment are for the 2020-2021 school year. The Lower School Junior Kindergarten teachers report to the Head of Lower School. Responsibilities include: classroom management; preparing lessons for and teaching the core subjects of math, literacy and social studies; attending staff development in-services, faculty meetings, grade-level and other departmental meetings as required; communicating students' progress to parents in a timely manner and as required by grade reporting protocol; keeping current with required technology tools and skills; standing both playground and lunchroom duties as scheduled; and setting, reviewing, refining and achieving professional goals.
Bachelor’s degree and 12 or more Early Childhood Education units in process, and prior early childhood teaching experience is required. A teaching credential is desirable. The successful applicant will possess excellent speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills; demonstrate strong instructional and classroom management skills; have an understanding of both Singapore Math and Balanced Literacy principles; be computer literate; have an abiding interest in helping students to experience academic and social growth; be successful in working with and leading teams; be willing to contribute to school activities outside of the assigned classroom; be skilled in working with parents; and genuinely love to work with children and educators at the primary level. Additionally, candidates should be capable of and willing to embrace Parker’s unswerving commitment to being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community that creates a culture of respect for all.
Additionally, candidates should be capable of and willing to embrace Parker’s unswerving commitment to being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community that creates a culture of respect for all.
If Parker’s values and school culture resonate with you, we encourage you to consider this opportunity.
Salary and Benefits:
These temporary Junior Kindergarten Full-Time Teacher positions are eligible for full medical/dental coverage. Individual salary is negotiable depending on years of experience and educational background.
Francis Parker School values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds. All employment decisions are made without regard to unlawful considerations of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, creed, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the School’s non-discrimination policies, including its Title IX policy:
Name: Katharine Wardle
Office Address: A114, Francis Parker School, 6501 Linda Vista St., San Diego, CA 92111
Telephone Number: 858 / 775-0430
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
For assistance related to Title IX or other civil rights laws, please contact OCR at OCR@ed.gov or 800-421-3481, TDD 800-877-8339.