Biology Teacher and Advisor

Leadership High School - San Francisco, California - Full time

Teacher/Advisor Job Description

You can work anywhere, so what is in it for you, a social justice educator who wants to make a difference?

Before we turn to the nuts and bolts of what our school is about and what being a teacher at Leadership entails, let’s talk about what’s in it for you. Leadership High is first and foremost a learning community—for both adults and youth—meaning that one of our core values pushing ourselves as educators, supporting one another to challenge the status quo, and sharing a vision that reaching our students—each of whom is talented, each of whom is an asset to our community—to help them achieve their unique greatness is our most important work. We respect and encourage relevant, and engaging curriculum. Your creative and critical curricular ideas aligned to CCSS, NGS and course outcomes, are encouraged and you will not be asked to teach traditional or prescriptive textbook curriculum.

School Mission and Description

Leadership High School is an independent public charter high school in San Francisco which was founded in 1997. (The school is not affiliated with any charter management organization.) Our rigorous program prepares 100% of our students, most of whom are members of groups traditionally underserved in public education, for college. Graduation is based on completion of the UC A-G requirements, Exhibition, and Portfolio Defense.. Leadership High School is committed to developing college-bound youth leaders whose lives are guided by love, justice, resilience, emotional and physical well-being of self and others. Leadership scholars will internalize the critical thinking, communication, personal responsibility and social responsibility needed to serve as agents of healing and transformation within their respective communities and world.

We will achieve this promise to the community by…

  • Ensuring that each student is known well and cared for as a learner and an individual;
  • Fostering a culture of academic excellence and college-readiness for every student;
  • Cultivating strong community among and between students, staff, and families;
  • Providing intensive intervention and support to accelerate learning when needed;
  • Maintaining a staff characterized by pedagogical expertise, reflection, cultural competency, and data-driven action.

Teacher/ Advisor Job Qualifications

vBelief that all students—regardless of background—are capable of high achievement and college-readiness

vExceptional content knowledge, strong backward planning, demonstrated skill scaffolding rigorous curricula

vAbility to work well across difference with students, parents and colleagues

vCommitment to serving in a community that is mission and vision driven

vDemonstrated will and skill in closing the racialized education debt

vExperience and interest in school reform to provide critical education rather than schooling

vDesire to take a leadership role in school community

vCurrent California Single Subject Credential; passing CBEST scores; fingerprinting clearance; current immunizations; proof of work experience and transcripts all required prior to hiring

Teacher/ Advisor Job Description

vProvide rigorous curriculum in four sections of classes (or equivalent assignment) of ~25 students each

vMaintain accurate records of students’ grades and attendance and submit them within the required time

vWork a 190-day work year with expectation that all job requirements are fulfilled;

vParticipate fully in all staff development (each Wednesday in addition to the Staff Development days at the start and end of school year) and staff collaboration; this may include but is not limited to peer coaching groups, Advisory, committee work, department work, grade level work;

vDesign and lead a Week Without Walls (intersession) course;

vServe as an academic advisor to a group of ~15-20 students (depending on grade level);

vHold weekly office hours

Interested applicants are asked to submit cover letter, resume, and credential. These can be submitted via EdJoin or emailed directly to Corinne Benson, Director of Administration,

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Experience Level

Mid Level

Leadership High School

At LHS, we focus on building relationships with students, as we believe that is the foundation of learning. Our mission: to develop college-ready youth leaders whose lives are rooted in love, justice, resilience, emotional and physical well-being. Class sizes average 22 students. Close to BART.

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