Teaching Fellows are paired with a Lead Teacher and class of 23-24 students for the academic school year. They support Lead Teachers and Subject Area Teachers in classroom management, teaching, and other administrative and clerical tasks. They are mentored by their Lead Teachers as they learn and hone their craft to become a Lead Teacher. The program is designed to be a two-year one initially. Teaching fellows can reapply once their two-year term is complete but are not guaranteed placement. Contracts are reassessed and renewed (if appropriate) annually, and grade-level placements are subject to change. Completing the Teaching Fellows program at SF Day does not guarantee a lead position.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Assist Lead Teacher(s) with all planning, teaching, and administrative tasks.
- Prepare to teach a whole class or small group lessons.
- Collaborate with special teachers in classroom management
- Collaborate with colleagues to fulfill the School's Mission, Vision, and Values.
- Attend and participate actively in all meetings and faculty work days called by the Division Head, Director of Teaching Fellows, and/or Head of School.
- Attend additional school functions, including but not limited to Back to School Nights, Curricular 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, classroom transitions, lunch, and recess duties.
- Participate fully in the school’s substitute/coverage program.
- Guided by the Lead Teacher, maintain regular and open communication with parents/guardians. All substantial written communications should be previewed by the Lead Teacher and copied to the Lead Teacher and Division Head.
- Guided by the Lead Teacher, respond to parent calls or emails within 24 business hours.
- Proactively inform the Lead Teacher whenever there are significant concerns, high points, or positive growth with a student worthy of note.
- Perform all required administrative tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
- Report and sign in to work no later than 15 minutes before the students arrive. 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. Do not pre-plan off-campus appointments when the employee is on-call for substitute/coverage duty.
- Provide 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.
Required Qualifications and Skills:
- Bachelor’s degree
- Strong desire to continue learning in the areas of pedagogical practice and DEI
- Prior experience working with children in the target age group
- Experience with Google Suite (Google Calendar, Google Docs, uploading and downloading digital ?les)
- Strong work ethic, collaborative skills, flexibility, sense of humor, high emotional intelligence
- 1 year or more of relevant experience working in education
- Experience working with a wide range of people of diverse backgrounds
- Independent school experience
- Experience with differentiation techniques such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
- Experience with Responsive Classroom and Restorative Justice practices