Sterne School provides full-day instruction to lower and high school students. The school’s mission is to build on the foundation of individual strengths to discover and nurture each student’s version of greatness. In a warm respectful atmosphere, our students become confident, disciplined, responsible citizens able to meet the challenges of further learning and society. The school is certified by the California State Department of Education and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Sterne School is an equal opportunity employer.
JOB DESCRIPTION: The High School Literature and Composition Teacher reports to the Head of the High School and is responsible for guiding students to achievement of the Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) and the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan.
In keeping with our strengths-based model, we intend to empower faculty to teach within their expert subject areas. There may be instances where, due to scheduling, teachers may be asked to teach a subject outside of their preferred content area. We will provide appropriate support and professional development in these circumstances.
There are some circumstances when co-teaching is the best model for instruction. Other classes or groupings may be most appropriately staffed by a single teacher. We will make every effort to provide adequate time to prepare for any staff changes.
In-person, on-campus teaching is an expectation for all faculty and staff in the 2021-2022 academic year. In the event that the school as a whole, or parts of the school, are required to close due (due to COVID or wildfires) curricula is to be delivered via the Distance Learning framework.
The following is a summary of job duties and responsibilities:
Providing planned, structured, and research-based instruction to students in a way that best meets their individual needs and profile
Collaborating with a co-teachers as appropriate
Embodying and supporting the Sterne School Mission Statement, Diversity Statement and goals, and Core Values
Supporting the Wellness Initiative and Social-Emotional Learning goals and objectives
Preparing and following course descriptions that include course objectives, materials used, and grading scale
Substituting as needed
Carefully and consistently recording assignments, grades, and progress on student assignment sheets and on the Learning Management System
Preparing quarterly report cards which are consistent with course descriptions, lesson plans, and information as part of concise and regular communication with parents
Providing supervision of students at all times, and always maintaining clearly stated classroom limits in supportive, firm ways
Maintaining an organized, orderly classroom which sets executive functioning standards for students, including care for books, computers, iPads, materials, and the school site
Participating in parent/teacher/student conferences throughout the school year
Participating in Professional Learning Committee meetings and events
Supporting Technology and Assistive Technology use in the classroom
Planning for and participating in Experiential Week activities
Being an active part of the Sterne School community means participating and attending events such as:
School/evening activities (i.e. Student activities such as dances, movie nights, etc.)
Athletics games & competitions
Winter Arts & Spring Music events
Back to School Night
Back to School Picnic
Yoga-Thon & Gala
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.