IB-MYP Middle School Humanities Teacher: English and Social Studies (Part Time Leave Coverage)
La Scuola International School
Location: San Francisco, California
Type: Part Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
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.
4 Year Degree
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 3, 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.
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
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
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.
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/.
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.
La Scuola International School is a private, Preschool - Grade 8 independent school in San Francisco. 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 esteem...s 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.
We have a lively, warm and very diverse community of parents, with 32 languages spoken at the school and different family structures. Our parent body are from all over the world and include a mix of lovers of bilingual education, Italian speakers, and lovers of Italian language and culture and the Reggio Emilia approach to learning.