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Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Bay School of San Francisco is a leader in Innovative,student-centered secondary education, providing its students with a challenging, Interdisciplinary program and a collaborative, supportive community. Our flexible, open-minded faculty and staff members foster and model curiosity, critical thinking, intentionality, mindfulness, and respect for diversity. As co-builders of an innovative high school, faculty and staff contribute to a distinctively positive culture. Our campus also serves as headquarters for the CATDC (California Teacher Development Collaborative).
The Bay School does not discriminate on the basis of sogie (sexual orientation/gender identity expression), race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to having a faculty, staff, and student body that reflects the diversity of the Bay Area. We strongly encourage those with a demonstrated dedication to social justice, collaboration, innovation, and student-centered education to apply. As you learn more about Bay, check out our mission , Precepts , and our most recent programmatic launch: Bay Immersives (#1course 3weeks).
Science Instructor with expertise in CHEMISTRY preferred and the possibility of teaching BIOLOGY and/or PHYSICS:
The Bay School uses a rotating 80-minute block schedule. Full-time teachers teach nine courses during the academic year; some of these courses are delivered in a semester format, while others are highly experiential and taught as “Immersives” (one class, 6 hours/day for 3 weeks). We are looking for an experienced science teacher who has a strong commitment to innovative curricular design, progressive pedagogy and social justice--all in service of student learning and growth.
In addition to class preparation and classroom teaching, the instructor is responsible for:
● collaborative curricular development and alignment
● design of skills-based formative and summative assessments
● timely grading and feedback
● regular communication with the student, her/his/their parents, and the student’s advisor regarding the student’s progress
● one-on-one student tutorial as needed
● weekly faculty and course team meetings
All teaching staffulty have additional responsibilities to the student and school, including but not limited to serving as an advisor, attending morning meeting, monitoring a “flex” (study hall) once per week, chaperone at social events, committee member and admissions interviewer/presenter. All of these responsibilities support the well-being of our community and the growth of the individual student.
The ideal candidate
● finds resonance with The Bay School mission and philosophy;
● possesses a Master’s degree or Teaching Credential in Chemistry or related field
● has significant experience (prefer at least 3 years):
○ teaching all levels of high school science, from foundational courses in chemistry, biology and physics to advanced electives;
○ using a variety of pedagogies and assessment methods, including project-based learning;
○ working effectively with a range of students;
○ thinking broadly and innovatively, including through an equity lens, about curriculum and pedagogy
○ working collaboratively in a team of teachers to develop and assess curricula, lesson plans and assessments;
○ addressing cultural competency in all aspects of teaching, from curricular development to classroom environment;
● uses assessment as a means to gauge student learning and effectiveness of teaching;
● values individual learning styles;
● brings a diversity of teaching and life experience to her/his/their work;
● values collegial collaboration and feedback as a means to improve the curriculum and the student experience as well as her/his/their own craft;
● dedicates her/himself/themselves to anti-bias and equity work and understands both culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education;
● commits to innovation, professional growth and reinvention;
● demonstrates a passion for teaching and learning as well as for the subject matter;
● enjoys working with and inspiring high school learners in all areas of school life.
The school offers a salary commensurate with expertise and experience as well a strong benefits package. Please review our website ( www.bayschoolsf.org ) to familiarize yourself with our school and science curriculum. If interested in the position, please send all of the items below to: email@example.com, subject line: SCIENCE . Incomplete applications will not be considered .
1) Cover letter describing your pedagogical approach, interest in The Bay School as well as how you anticipate contributing to the school and to the science team.
3) Reference list with contact information; the list should include 3-5 references, including: current supervisor, one departmental colleague and one colleague outside of your department.
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