Exciting Opportunity at Francis Parker School in San Diego, California
Francis Parker School is seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated, and passionate educator who shares its core values: Students First, Academic Excellence, Global Perspective, Strength of Character, Inclusive Community, and No Limit to Better. Collegial and collaborative, Parker faculty create a learning environment that is dynamic and engaging. Parker faculty are content and pedagogical experts who invest in professional growth generously supported by the School. Importantly, Parker’s unswerving commitment to being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community creates a culture of respect for all.
If Parker’s values and school culture resonate with you, we encourage you to consider this opportunity.
About Francis Parker School:
Francis Parker School is a coeducational independent day school in San Diego, California with 1235 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.
Francis Parker School seeks an enthusiastic, dedicated, and talented teacher to teach
Social Studies in our 6-12 Social Studies Department. The ideal candidate will be innovative, creative and will also facilitate student learning while utilizing a variety of teaching methods, resources and technology as we develop critical thinkers. Candidates must be able to work creatively and collaboratively within the scope and sequence to create a challenging environment that invites respect for all while consistently assessing student progress to inform students and parents of progress. Anticipated classes for 2018-19 will be American History (Grade 8) and Global History (Grades 9 & 10). This assignment may change from year to year based on the needs of our students and overall staffing needs.
The Middle School, which includes grades 6-8 and enrolls 300+ students, is a lively and dynamic place. True to the vision of the school’s namesake, Colonel Francis W. Parker, the Middle School emphasizes the importance of learning through doing. A rigorous curriculum guided by a passionate and caring faculty nurtures in students a lifelong love of learning.
The Upper School, which includes grades 9-12 and enrolls 500+ students, is a rigorous and supportive academic environment focused on preparing students for intellectual engagement while in high school and in the years beyond. Building on the work of the Lower and Middle Schools, the Upper School emphasizes academic achievement, global citizenship, and strength of character in order to prepare students to make a meaningful difference in the world.
The preferred candidate will have a depth of content knowledge that equips him or her to teach in the Upper School, while also having the broad instructional repertoire required to teach at the Middle School level. Flexibility is a must!
Be prepared to develop and execute classroom lessons, assign relevant coursework,
create and administer tests and evaluate student performance
Expected to teach a wide range of topics and employ a variety of methodologies in facilitating student writing and speaking
Daily classroom instruction; including planning and teaching a challenging course of study in a developmentally appropriate manner, with experience in differentiating instruction
Ongoing communication and conferencing with parents
Conferencing with students and colleagues as required
Advising and mentoring a group of students
Active participation in the curricular improvement of the department.
Willingness to initiate or participate in co-curricular activities such as Global Education Trips/Discovery Week, Camp, Academic League, Math Team, Robotics, or Coaching Athletics.
Expected to be fully integrated into the life of the school having additional and appropriate extra-curricular responsibilities
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred
Experience teaching Social Studies in high school, middle school, or both
Broad knowledge and experience with current best practices in curriculum and instruction
Interest in being a positive and contributing member of the professional community
Salary and Benefits:
Francis Parker School is committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through a substantial compensation plan, including competitive salary, TIAA-CREF retirement benefits and 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,age, mental or physicaldisability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status,or any otherbasis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.