Upper School (grade 5) Math Teacher
Job Type
Upper School (grade 5) Math TeacherStarts August 2023
San Francisco Day School announces an exciting opportunity to become a member of our vibrant school community. We are seeking the next individual to follow their passion by applying for a full-time position as Upper School Math Teacher. 

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.

Our Mission

At SF Day we ignite curiosity. We cultivate a diverse, nurturing community that encourages learners to expand their perspectives and become their true selves. Students develop as compassionate, creative problem-solvers, prepared to thrive in an ever-changing world.

SF Day Fast Facts

· Independent, co-educational, K-8 school

· Founded in 1981

· Serving 420+ students

· Located in the heart of San Francisco

Expectations for SF Day Employees:

  • Promote positive relationships between and among all internal and external constituents of the school by maintaining the highest level of professionalism, including but not limited to those aspects detailed in the employee handbook, and acting in a manner consistent with the School’s Mission and Values .
  • Collaborate with colleagues inside and outside of the department to advance grade level, departmental and School goals and objectives.
  • Support everyday needs of the community, including student-facing responsibilities, such as safety drills and recess/lunch duties.
  • Commit to ongoing professional development and growth to reflect the demands of the position and the strategic priorities of the School. Our school has a generous professional development budget and we strive to model the goal of being lifelong learners.
  • Serve as an active participant in the school’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Attend all-school, on-campus professional development seminars, participate in all-school “reads” of important literature in the field, and actively participate in modeling our mission and work in DEI.
  • Attend evening and weekend events as required.
  • Report and sign in to work no later than 15 minutes before the teacher’s students are scheduled to arrive, and be available on campus until 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 5:00 p.m. on Monday or another day designated as the regular weekly all-community meeting time.
  • Remain on campus during the school day or leave and sign out only with prior permission from the teacher’s supervisor, and do not pre-plan off-campus appointments when teacher is on-call for substitute/coverage duty.
  • Provide ample advance notice for planned and approved days-off and record such leave in the appropriate HR platform. Do not schedule such absences immediately before and after a school vacation or on parent conference days.
  • Per CA statutes, all School employees should be able to pass a Federal and State background check, provide a negative TB test, and maintain professional behavior during the period of employment. The employment offer is contingent upon these requirements.


Upper school teachers teach classes in grades 5-8 (this position focuses on 5th grade). They may be “lead classroom teachers” who are based in a homeroom for a particular grade, or they may be “Specials” teachers (such as English, math, science, social studies, music, Spanish, PE, Innovation, etc.) who teach specialist subjects across more than one of these grades.

The Upper School Math Curriculum and Pedagogy

In 5th-grade Math, students explore what it means to be a mathematician through opportunities to explore, discover, and learn mathematical concepts with depth and curiosity. Students engage in critical thinking and are encouraged to follow new problem-solving pathways by considering multiple perspectives. SF Day utilizes Universal Design for Learning, which focuses on increasing accessibility to all learners through the identification and removal of barriers between students and the material. This curriculum focuses on practicing foundational skills, such as multi-digit computation, as well as introducing proportional reasoning and geometric concepts.

Typical units include:

? Factors and Multiples 

? Area and Volume

? “Making sense of remainders”

? Adding and Subtracting Fractions using the Money and Clock Models

? Ratio Tables for Proportional Reasoning

? Using Multiplication as a tool for Division 

Responsibilities and Duties:

? Plan and teach classes as designated by the Division Head or Head of School.

? Provide frequent formative feedback to students.

? Collaborate with colleagues in pursuit of fulfilling the School's Mission, Vision, and Values.

? Collaborate with colleagues to develop and hone divisional and k-8 curriculum scope and sequence

? Attend and participate actively in all meetings and faculty work days called by the Division Head and/or Head of School.

? Attend additional school functions, including but not limited to Back to School Nights, Admission events, and Grandparents and    

   Special Friends Day.

? Participate fully in the school’s outdoor education programs as directed by the Division Head.

? Perform duties as designated by the Division Head, including but not limited to arrival, dismissal, lunch and recess duties.

? Participate fully in the school’s substitute/coverage program.

? Maintain regular and open communication with parents/guardians. All communications should be copied to the Division Head. 

   Respond to parent calls or emails within 24 business hours.

? Proactively inform the Division Head whenever there are significant concerns with a student or significant high points or positive 

   growth worthy of note.

? Perform all required administrative tasks in an accurate and timely manner.


Required Qualifications and Skills:

? Bachelor’s degree in Math or a related subject

? Teaching experience in the middle-school age-group.

? Experience working with a wide range of students, teachers, and families of diverse backgrounds

? Experience with Google Suite (Google Calendar, Google Docs, uploading and downloading digital ?les)

? Solid experience with educational technology platforms

? Desire to continue learning in the arenas of pedagogical practice and DEI

? Strong work ethic, collaborative skills, flexibility, sense of humor, high emotional intelligence

Preferred Qualifications:

? Master’s degree in Math or related subject

? 3 years’ or more relevant experience

? Independent school experience

? Experience with differentiation techniques such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

? Experience with Responsive Classroom and Restorative Justice practices

Working Conditions:

? 90% Indoors, 10% outdoors (PE Teachers 60/40)

? Ability to move around the classroom and playground to attend to individual or small groups of students

? Occasional requirement to lift more than 30 lbs

? Stand for an extended amount of time

What could SF Day School offer YOU? 

? Competitive Salary

? Excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits with 100% employer-paid premiums for every employee

? Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

? Paid holidays per the employee handbook

? 403(b) retirement benefit option with a 7% employer match (after 60 days)

? Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

? Discounted gym membership and on-campus fitness class with colleagues

? Transportation and parking benefits

? Pet insurance option

Ready to Join SF Day?

San Francisco Day School is committed to equity in its pay practices. The salary range for this role is Low: $63,150 Mid: $101,000 Cap: $138,423. Actual salary will take into consideration a candidate’s years of experience, education, and skills. 

SF Day celebrates and welcomes faculty and staff who reflect the broad range of diversity in the Bay Area. We encourage people of color and LGBTQ+ applicants to apply. 

San Francisco Day School is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.  

To Apply

Please upload a resume and cover letter detailing your interest and strengths relevant to the position. 

No phone calls please. 

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