IB-MYP Middle School Humanities Teacher: English and Social Studies (Part Time Leave Coverage)

  • 3250 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
  • Part-time

Company Description

La Scuola International School is a private, Preschool - Grade 8 independent school in San Francisco soon to be expanding to the Peninsula with the opening of a new Campus in East Palo Alto. The new campus is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and near renowned Stanford University. 

The school founded its preschool, La Piccola Scuola Italiana, in 2002 and has earned awards and accolades for its work with Reggio Children in Italy as a leading example of the Reggio Emilia pedagogy in North America.  In 2012, the school expanded its curriculum through grade 8 and is the only school in San Francisco to offer the International Baccalaureate program for the elementary and middle school years as well as the only school in the world to offer a program that blends Reggio Emilia, the International Baccalaureate and Italian language immersion. 

The mission of the school is to inspire brave learners to shape the future. The school does this by believing steadfastly in children’s innate ability to learn and by challenging them academically, creatively and innovatively in an environment that is intentionally designed to elicit creativity and curiosity from those that work there. 

Its language immersion program helps children to develop cognitive skills as well as empathy and awareness of the world around them. The school’s  multicultural and diverse community esteems different perspectives and experiences and strives to educate the global citizens and leaders of tomorrow.

La Scuola International School is accredited by NAIS, CAIS, WASC and CIS and is one of two  Italian schools recognized by the Italian government in the United States.

We believe our community thrives through diversity of backgrounds, perspectives and realities. Only through a persistent drive to listen and learn from one another, create and promote equitable opportunities and to continue to reflect and evolve will we be able to establish systems which will address the needs of the one and the many.

Job Description

We seek an experienced Part Time (50%) IB-PYP Middle School Humanities Teacher to cover Employee Leave for the 2022-23 Academic Year. The role will report to our Middle School Director. 

Start Date: October 1, 2022

Anticipated Hours: 20 per week

Teaching and Learning

  • Plan and teach courses according to IB Middle Years Program guidelines.
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners, including English language learners and students with learning needs.
  • Develop, enhance and document curriculum, while ensuring continued coordination and alignment within the IB Middle Years Program.
  • Connect English and Individuals and Societies curricula to other subject areas in a broad multidisciplinary approach.
  • Organize experiential learning opportunities as needed.

Leadership, Procedural and Administrative Duties

  • Create and maintain Grade 6-8 allocated Annual English and Social Studies budgets.
  • Collect, Analyze, and Share annual student data with Pedagogical Leadership Team.
  • Collaborate with Teachers in other grade levels on English and Social Studies inquiries.
  • As needed, serve as a student advisor, provide scheduled supervision of students, participate in MS trips and field experiences, and engage in ongoing professional development.

Qualifications

Requirements

  • Five Years Teaching or associated experience
  • Successful student leadership experience
  • MA and Teaching Certificate
  • Demonstrated contributions to a positive school environment

Preferred Experience and Qualities

  • Knowledge of Italian language and literature, and familiarity with Italian culture
  • Commitment to inquiry-based teaching and previous experience with MYP
  • Proven ability to work with other teachers and administration
  • High level of technology skills
  • Proven record of successful teaching
  • Experience in program development and assessment
  • Successful experience in international schools
  • Knowledge of and experience working with data to improve student-learning outcomes

Additional Strengths

  • Proof of commitment to involvement in school beyond the regular teaching day
  • Proven experience of contributing to extra-curricular activities and school trips
  • Creative and energetic

Desired Personal Characteristics

  • Demonstrates educational leadership and is a role model to faculty and staff
  • Demonstrates the ability to develop a collegial, collaborative and positive atmosphere among the faculty
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills
  • Is a lifelong learner
  • Is flexible and has a sense of humor
  • Commitment to putting in additional hours as needed
  • Interest in living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area

Additional Information

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. 

Prior to beginning work and as a condition of employment in order to comply with the law, all employees must provide documentation to prove eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition, the final candidate will need to pass both Criminal Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance and a physical exam, and provide a recent copy of a negative TB test and other immunization records.

Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.

Position may receive excellent benefits, including medical, vision and dental coverage. The school also offers group life insurance, employer-matched retirement, long-term disability insurance and commuter benefits. Other fringe benefits include PTO, paid holidays, daily warm lunch and outstanding professional development.

To be considered for the position, please apply here with a letter of intent, a resume and a minimum of 3 references. More information about our school can be found here https://www.lascuolasf.org/. 

Non-Discrimination Policy

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at La Scuola will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. La Scuola does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability (actual or perceived), medical condition, genetic characteristics, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, layoff, promotion, transfer and access to benefits and training. If you feel you may have been discriminated against on the basis of sex or would like more information, please contact Dani Sollberger, Director of Administration, by email or 415-558-9006 or by mail at 728 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107.