STEM Resident Teacher (or Co-Teacher)

San Francisco, CA

The New Teacher Institute at Town School for Boys is seeking a full-time STEM Resident Teacher to join our collaborative, vibrant, and joyful faculty beginning mid-August 2022. Candidates with more classroom experience may be considered for a Co-Teacher position.

Note: The Humanities, Lower School, and Art Resident Teacher positions have been filled.

Our two-year training program emphasizes daily teaching, curriculum planning, and professional development.  The NTI provides structured training for beginning teachers including lesson observations and feedback, meetings and workshops with the cohort, support from the Head Teacher, and total immersion in the school community. Resident Teachers are considered full-time faculty and an integral part of the teaching staff. 

Through the program Resident Teachers will:

  • Develop a culturally responsive and differentiated approach to teaching
  • Plan, prepare, and present lessons and units of study
  • Apply best practices for student engagement and employ student-centered and effective classroom management strategies
  • Integrate meaningful use of technology in their practice
  • Actively collaborate with teaching colleagues
  • Effectively communicate with parents, including report writing and parent conferencing
  • Engage in ongoing reflection and application of feedback to their practice

Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with the Head Teacher to implement curriculum and manage the classroom 
  • Exercise sound judgment and decision-making
  • Apply feedback to teaching practice
  • Maintain established school procedures and a positive learning environment
  • Collaborate with other grade level classroom teachers
  • Perform other school related duties such as lunch and recess supervision
  • Attend grade level, faculty, and professional growth meetings
  • Report to the Director of Teacher Development and Strategic Initiatives

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience working with children (informal or volunteer work is welcomed)
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability, initiative
  • 1-2 years, full-time commitment

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We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described.

Click here for a full description of the New Teacher Institute and application process, including information regarding salary, benefits, and potential tuition support for credential and graduate work. 

Please note a complete application includes all of the following:

  • Resume: include education and relevant work experience
  • Academic Transcript(s): unofficial copies are fine
  • Cover letter/Personal Statement: Describe your reasons for applying, including why you want to become a teacher and how you could contribute to the New Teacher Institute (1-2 pages typed).
  • Names and Contact Information of Three Professional/Academic References submitted through the online form
    • At least one reference must be a direct supervisor and one must be familiar with your work with children
  • Letters of Recommendation are strongly encouraged
    • Letters may be submitted through the online form OR letters may be emailed/mailed directly by the references to: Ms. Jennifer Liu, Director of Teacher Development and Strategic Initiatives, 2750 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94115, nti@townschool.com 

Our preference is that all materials are submitted at the same time through the online platform. Please make sure that reference letters are submitted in a timely manner if you do not submit them through the online form.  Thank you.

COVID Procedures

When schools were forced to close their physical doors in the spring of 2020, Town quickly and successfully pivoted to online learning, supported by thorough planning and a nimble team of faculty, administration and Board members. In the fall of 2020, Town was the second school in the city of San Francisco to be granted permission to reopen, taking exceptional caution to protect the safety of faculty and students. Since October 2020, we have welcomed all grades in the building five days a week. The 2021-2022 school year is held in person, with our mask and social distancing protocols in place and following all SF Department of Health Guidelines. All adult employees of Town School for Boys are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.