Elementary School Teacher

Red Bridge - San Francisco, California - Full time

We are looking to hire a few experienced elementary school teachers to lead small group instruction in Reading, Writing, Math, Critical Thinking & World Studies or Observation(Art/Science). The particular content areas will be based on prior experience and interest. The teaching role will work with students in small groups (~12 students) at one of a Kindergarten – 5th grade level. Red Bridge does not group students by grade level, but by Autonomy Level. Autonomy level spans about three years of age difference. For academics, students are grouped based on ability in the subject area rather than their Autonomy Level. The Elementary teacher position would work with students in ability-based groups. The Elementary Teacher will be responsible for planning instruction, collaborating with the Red Bridge teaching team, observing and taking notes on students, regular assessment of student achievement and progress and coordinating with teachers and parents as necessary to discuss student progress. This is a full-time position reporting to the Head of School. Applicants for this role should have deepexperience in content area instruction at an elementary level and a passion for one or more ofthe subject areas above.



Ideal candidates will have:

● at least 5 years of experience working with similar-age students

● at least 3 years of experience leading content instruction in a relevant subject areas

● Master’s Degree in a relevant field (Psychology, Elementary Education, child development, English, Math, etc.)

● experience working with students with diverse needs and from diverse backgrounds

● understanding of child development and developmental milestones


Ideal candidates will believe:

● in high expectations for all students, and have the ability to recognize excellence

● that collaboration yields better results

● that the role of the teacher is not to get students to listen, but to get students to think

● that thoughtful feedback is welcome and helpful for personal development

● that planning and preparation are key to reaching lofty goals

Work habits

Ideal candidates will consistently:

● address issues proactively

● take on a variety of tasks flexibly, as necessitated in the school’s early years

● act with intention in order for students to learn from your deeds and thought process

● demonstrate authentic enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry● model lifelong learning

● work to create a culture of belonging for students, parents, and colleagues

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Experience Level

Mid Level

Red Bridge

Red Bridge was founded as a demonstration school for a new model of education designed to foster a sense of agency in students as opposed to traditional schools that are designed to reinforce compliance. Student ownership is built into every system and structure of the school.
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