Live Oak School supports the potential and promise of each student. We provide a strong academic foundation, foster skills to effect change, and develop courageous and conscientious learners from all backgrounds. We inspire students to advance equity and inclusion, to act with compassion and integrity, and to pursue a lifelong passion for learning.
Live Oak is accepting resumes fora Second Grade Lower School Teacher to begin in August, 2022. Applicants should have experience as head teachers, professional training, enjoy collaborative work on curriculum development, demonstrate a commitment to issues of equity and social justice, and feel a resonance with the school’s mission, vision, values, and educational philosophy. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and statement of educational philosophy.
Lower School Teachers at Live Oak work in a team teaching structure, collaborating with a co-lead teacher in each classroom of 22-24 students.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Collaborate with the grade level teaching team teacher to plan, consistently document, and implement the grade-level curriculum in accordance with the school’s educational philosophy, established scope and sequence, and adopted resources.
Develop and implement robust assessment practices; provide regular and individualized feedback to students.
Manage student behavior with the use of classroom and management strategies that are structured, consistent, respectful, responsive to student needs to build a safe, orderly, inclusive classroom community, and aligned with the adopted resources.
Understand and model the school’s mission, vision, and values in relationships with students, colleagues, and families, including the school’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Create a classroom community that thrives in constructivist practices.
Engage in self-reflection and professional growth through participation in the Professional Growth Program including goal setting, professional development activities, and ongoing dialog with Lower School Head. Use Folio to document growth.
Collaborate with the Learning Specialist, School Counselor, and Lower School Head, in providing students with academic and social support, and attend family/support meetings as needed.
Participate in staff, lower school division, grade-level meetings, and other meetings as needed to accomplish the goals of the program.
Uphold professional standards of punctuality, discretion, and professionalism.
Facilitate and record notes for Fall and Spring parent conferences.
Prepare trimester report cards and student portfolios.
Coordinate a variety of divisional events for the grade level; including, Acorn Stories, Merry Go Round, Step Up, and concerts.
Coordinate student presentations and participation at assemblies.
Communicate and engage with families regularly (write posts to class websites and newsletter articles).
Supervise students during lunch and recess duties.
Attend weekly library class with students to support them during whole-group and individual work time.
Collaborate with the grade level team in planning and implementing New Student Orientation.
Actively participate in opening and closing weeks.
Additional School Wide Expectations:
Support admissions work through tours and visitors, as well as participating in one of the two Open Houses.
Lead a monthly meeting of a mixed age group of Live Oak students (Groves).
Live Oak School is a K-8 independent school, located in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill district. Founded in 1971, Live Oak serves approximately 400 children and families from a wide variety of San Francisco and Bay Area neighborhoods. The school’s mission is to support the potential and promise of each student. Live Oak provides a strong academic foundation, develops personal confidence and the ability to collaborate with others, inspires students to act with compassion and integrity, and nurtures a passion for learning to last a lifetime. Please see our website (www.liveoaskf.org) for more information.