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Head Preschool & Kindergarten Teacher
(For ages 3 through 6 years)
100% FTE, Starts August 13, 2018, Ends June 12, 2019
The San Francisco School seeks a talented Preschool/Kindergarten Head Teacher to nurture and inspire students with a multicultural, unbiased and meaningful curriculum. The San Francisco School Preschool is a Montessori inspired, three-year program founded on the ideals of teaching self-reliance, responsibility, and learning through experience.
Reports to: Lower School Head
The Head Teacher works as a member of a team including one other Head Teacher and 3 Teacher Assistants with 37 children spanning 3 age groups (3 year olds, 4 year olds and kindergarten). The Head Teacher shares full responsibility for the classroom and students with the Co-Head teacher; collaborates to assure the coherence, relevance and vibrancy of the program; plans and manages the classroom environment; works with children on academic, social and emotional growth; tracks and maintains records for each child; trains and supervises Teacher Assistants; and participates in the admissions process. The position also includes conferencing with parents at least three times a year, and maintaining consistent communication with the parents of the students in the class via a weekly newsletter.
The Head Teacher works in cooperation with all San Francisco School teachers to offer a comprehensive educational program that attends to the developmental needs of children, from preschool through Middle School. All teachers also come together on a regular basis to examine student work, discuss best teaching practices, and hone professional skills.
General Calendar and Schedule
The candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree in Education or a subject area field, Montessori training by start of the school year, and the core Early Childhood Education credits. Three years of successful work as a Preschool Head Teacher are recommended and are preferably in a diverse, multicultural school community.
Hours: Monday through Friday, full time, with afternoon or evening meetings for teacher team building, committees, parent education, and assessments occurring one to several times a month.
Overview of School
The San Francisco School is an independent school, pre-K through eighth grade, with a commitment to a multicultural and inclusive community. Suitably characterized by one parent as an “urban school with a village atmosphere,” The School embraces San Francisco’s ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity. Our progressive approach to education encourages children to develop self-reliance, solid academic skills, creativity, and a commitment to social justice. Students learn to think like disciplinarians in a field, consider big and central ideas, and can find and develop their own passions. They graduate academically prepared, inquisitive, courageous, and eager for the challenges ahead.
Interested candidates may apply by sending one document containing a resume, cover letter, three references, and how you became aware of this position to:
The San Francisco School
Attn: PS Head Teacher Position
300 Gaven Street, SF, CA 94134
Check out our website: www.sfschool.org
The San Francisco School is committed to increasing staff diversity, both to reflect the high value SFS places on a multicultural understanding, and for the direct benefit of each student.