9th Grade Summer Program Teacher
(English Language Arts and Math)
Breakthrough San Francisco is a college access and teacher training program. In 2022-23, we’re serving 234 students from across San Francisco; 91% will be the first in their families to attend a four-year college, while 89% are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. They make an eight-year commitment - from the summer after fourth grade until their high school graduation - with the goal of attending a four-year college. In addition, through our summer teacher residency, we train outstanding college students for education careers. 100% of students who’ve graduated from our program in the past five years have gone on to college, while 47% of Teaching Fellows who’ve graduated from college in the past decade are currently working in the education sector, most as classroom teachers in urban public schools.
Breakthrough seeks two outstanding professional classroom teachers, one each for ELA and math, to provide advising and instruction in our 2023 summer program for rising ninth graders. The program seeks to further develop our students’ academic skills, study skills, and social-emotional toolbox, helping prepare them for a successful high school transition.
In ELA, students will read the novel Love is a Revolution by Renee Watson, engage in discussion about identity and peer dynamics, and work on their writing. In math, students will build their capacity to work with multi-step equations and functions in preparation for ninth grade algebra. Classes will be academically rigorous, interactive, and thoughtfully planned, and will provide a nurturing environment for our students on their journey to high school and college. In advisory, students will build community, play games, engage in conversations about high school, and discuss other topics relevant to their lives. For both academic subjects as well as advisory, Breakthrough will provide curricula that you’ll be asked to adapt.
Teachers will be expected to work on-site at SF Day School from approximately 9 am - 12:30 pm, Mon - Thu, and to use some time off-site each day to prepare for each class session and review student work, as needed. We anticipate a total commitment of roughly 20 hours per week (50% FTE). Each day, Mon - Thu, each teacher will teach one 90-minute section to a class of approximately 8 - 12 students, and lead one advisory to a group of approximately 4 - 6 students. Teachers will work with the same students for the first 3-week session, and a separate group for the second 3-week session.
Pre-Summer - to be completed by mid-June, work can be done remotely - approx. 20 hours total
- Meet with the Director of Curriculum and Instruction and other rising 9th grade teacher
- Refine curriculum for ELA or math class and advisory
- Reach out to students to welcome them and introduce yourself
Summer Program - June 20 - July 6, 2023 (Session I) and July 10 - 24, 2023 (Session II) - approx. 20 hours/week
- Work on-site at SF Day School from approximately 9 am - 12:30 pm, Mon - Thu
- Teach one 90-minute ELA or math class daily (estimated class size 8 - 12 students)
- Lead one 30-minute advisory session daily (estimated group size 4 - 6 students)
- Carefully prepare for each class session and review student work (can be done remotely)
- Check in and communicate regularly with the Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Wrap-Up Work - July 25 - 27, 2023 - work can be done remotely - approx. 10 hours total
- Write a brief final narrative report for each student
- Provide curriculum revisions and suggestions for future summers
- Provide overall feedback on the rising ninth grade program
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Outstanding track record as a professional classroom middle or high school teacher for at least two years (preferably in grade 9)
- Deep knowledge of subject matter and broad knowledge of available resources
- Exceptional interpersonal communication skills: ability to hold others to high standards while also offering support and maintaining positive relationships
- Ability to reflect proactively on and participate constructively in discussions around identity, race, gender, and issues of social justice
- Experience with curriculum development and implementation
- Creativity, energy, and commitment to excellence
- Prior experience with Breakthrough or Summerbridge a plus
- Familiarity with San Francisco schools a plus
- Compensation is in the form of a $5,500 stipend.
Please upload a resume and cover letter.
For more information, please visit: www.breakthroughsf.org.
Questions? Contact Sara Marcopulos, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, at 415-568-3662 or email@example.com.
San Francisco Day School and Breakthrough are equal opportunity employers. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. San Francisco Day School and Breakthrough does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition or history, pregnancy, expression, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under any federal, state, or local law. San Francisco Day School and Breakthrough will provide reasonable accommodation(s)to all qualified candidates and all employees with disabilities, where their disability affects the performance of their essential job functions except when doing so would create undue hardship. If you need assistance or need to request accommodations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.