Katherine Delmar Burke School is an independent K-8 all girls’ school located on a 3.5-acre campus in San Francisco. Burke’s is one of California’s leading elementary schools with a 100-year tradition of educational excellence. The school combines strong academic and co-curricular programs with an emphasis on project-based learning and personal growth in a diverse and inclusive community. We emphasize the development of fundamental and higher level critical thinking skills in an atmosphere of creativity, exploration, academic rigor, and joyful learning.
Teaching Institute Program Description
Burke’s Teaching Institute is a two-year program which provides on-campus training for our Associate Teachers. Through regular pedagogical workshops, we provide Associate Teachers with information about teaching methods, curriculum development, assessment, and classroom management skills. Examples of recent Teaching Institute topics and discussions include: Social-Emotional Life of Girls, Examining Privilege, Supporting All Students, Responsive Classroom Philosophy and Strategies, and Preparing Resumes and Interview Skills.
Associate Teachers are partnered with Lead Teachers who play a vital role in helping the Associate develop teaching skills. By observing and working with our experienced teachers and participating in the life of the school, Associates gain valuable experience as well as opportunities to develop their own philosophy and teaching style.
Burke’s has one Associate Teaching position in each Lower School classroom. Having Associate Teachers allows us to increase the small group attention that we offer in our Lower School classrooms and to provide opportunities for people interested in becoming educators to experience working in a K-8 independent school.
Katherine Delmar Burke School is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to continuing to build an inclusive educational community and therefore are actively pursuing diversity in our administration, faculty, and student body.
In hiring our Associate Teachers we seek responsible, mature, nurturing, enthusiastic, and dedicated people with a strong desire to teach. Associates come to Burke’s ready to learn from a Lead Teacher and to actively participate in the Teaching Institute program. Our Associate Teachers hold a B.A. degree, and typically hold or are expected to be working toward their teaching credential or masters degree within the two years at Burke’s. We look for candidates who possess strength in and commitment to girls’ education and multicultural education. Prior classroom experience is desired. We ask for a commitment of two years from each of our Associates. We currently seek applicants who have interest in kindergarten, first, third and fourth grade.
Candidates will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. for the two year program. Because of the costs involved and the limited duration of the program, Burke’s does not sponsor visa applications for AT candidates. Please confirm that you will be able to provide work authorization without visa sponsorship from Burke’s.
The school offers competitive compensation and opportunities to earn overtime pay. Burke’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please send a letter of interest explaining why your experience is appropriate for this position, a resumé, and three references to Tammi Abad at email@example.com
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