Join our team at SF Day! We are seeking a talented individual to join our teaching team.
At San Francisco Day School, we believe that when intellect and imagination are intertwined, students delight in the discovery of connection: in their academic and creative pursuits, in their relationships, and in all that they experience here. Every day we help our students emerge as flexible and resourceful learners. Because when we do, our students light up with the call and capacity to take on the complexities of their day and of a diverse world.
SF Day Fast Facts
Independent, co-educational school
Founded in 1981
Serving 400 students
Located in the heart of SF
A compassionate educator and role model?
A curious and creative teacher excited to bridge intellect and imagination in your classroom?
Adept at designing curriculum around inquiry-based learning?
Excited to learn, teach, and grow in a 1:1 iPad learning environment?
Willing to work with instructional coaches as part of a Professional Learning Community?
An effective communicator and thoughtful listener?
An engaged and inclusive community member eager to partner with families, students, and colleagues?
Yes? Then read on!
As a LS Learning Specialist, you will:
Be part of a team of Learning Specialists that are passionate about providing all students with the resources and strategies to know themselves as learners and to advocate for their learning
Collaborate with classroom teachers to identify and help implement effective teaching and learning strategies within the classroom to support all students, with specific focus on employing the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework and strategies
Directly support Lower School students (K-4) in a variety of environments including: 1:1, small-group, in/out of the homeroom classroom
Partner with teachers, administrators, parents and/or external professionals regarding assessing and identifying students in need, subsequent referrals, observations, drafting/expanding upon individualized, time bound student learning plans
Check in regularly with teachers and families to monitor how effectively accommodations/interventions are being implemented and provide new strategies
Serve as the point person for faculty in working with students who have identified learning needs:
Participate in regular meetings with all internal and external stakeholder groups to for students who have documented learning needs on file to support their continued progress
Assist classroom teachers in selecting, locating, and securing instructional materials and tools that support the needs of individual students
Coordinate the use of external tutors, learning specialists, educational therapists, and other resources (as needed)
The LS Learning Specialist will report directly to the LS Head and also receive supervisory support from the K-8 Instructional Coach and the Dean of Faculty.
Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Minimum of 3-5 years of classroom teaching experience in a K-8 setting
Experience working with a wide range of students, teachers, and families of diverse backgrounds
Co-teaching and/or coaching experience preferred
Experience in/understanding of UDL preferred
A true inclusion approach including knowledge of learning differences
Flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the children and program
Ability to maintain confidential information
Commitment to staying current with research on best practice