The San Francisco Friends School is a Quaker school located in the refurbished Levi Strauss building in the heart of the Mission District of San Francisco . SFFS opened its doors in the fall of 2002; currently at full enrollment, the school includes about 430 children in grades K–8. We are looking for an elementary school teacher who resonates with the Friends School mission, which provides an exemplary education in a community dedicated to peaceful problem-solving, service to others, simplicity, respect for the individual, and quiet reflection. Our Quaker ideals compel us to create a diverse and inclusive community; we seek a person who will grow in and contribute to such a community, both within and beyond the walls of the school, and contribute to a more caring and just society.
We have two sections of each grade in the Lower School, which includes grades K–4. In 3rd and 4th Grades, both lead teachers in each section share one full-time assistant teacher and work in close collaboration with the grade-level teams. Lower School students have specialists classes in Music, Art, Drama, Dance, PE, Spanish, and Library, as well as a schedule that allows for robust interdisciplinary work. 3rd-Graders study Immigration and San Francisco and make several field trips that support our program goals. We welcome teachers who are eager to collaborate with one another on projects and weave the disciplines together in order to deepen understanding and apply learning.
Responsibilities include close teamwork for curriculum development, committee involvement, attendance at special events and field trips, student portfolios, assessments and reporting, and clear parent communications. The school has vibrant and creative programs in the arts, service learning, technology, social justice, and social emotional learning, as well as the core academic subjects, mindfully choosing projects that meet our goals for student learning. We value collaboration, reflection and feedback, and a growth mindset among our students, and we strive toward each in our adult collegial work. We have a generous professional development program that aims to support teachers of all ages and stages in their careers. We encourage teachers to attend workshops and seminars, visit schools, and engage with contemporary research relevant to our Quaker pedagogy, learning, and the classroom, as well as our overall school and program.
Interested candidates should email or mail a cover letter, resume, a list of references to: Jennifer Arnest, Lower School Head San Francisco Friends School 250 Valencia Street San Francisco, California 94103 email@example.com
*In addition to an onsite sample lesson, candidates will be invited to share a VIDEO sample teaching lesson from your current classroom. The San Francisco Friends School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, marital status or any other category protected by law. The school also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities; candidates who need accommodations in order to apply for this position should contact Jennifer Arnest at firstname.lastname@example.org