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 Job Title   Posting Date   Organization

Tchang Teaching Fellowship (Part-Time)

  12/6/2017   Francis Parker School
 Job Description        

About Francis Parker School: Francis Parker School is a coeducational independent day school in San Diego, California with 1235 students in grades JK-12. Founded in 1912, the school’s mission is “to create and inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world”. Overlooking Mission Valley, two separate campuses serve students in Lower School – junior kindergarten through 5th grade; Middle School – 6th grade through 8th grade and Upper School – 9th grade through 12th grade. As a college preparatory school Parker offers a comprehensive program that includes twenty-five advanced placement courses as well as a rich palette of electives – all designed to meet the individual needs of our students. Job Description: The Middle School, which includes grades 6-8 and enrolls 300+ students, is a lively and dynamic place. True to the vision of the school’s namesake, Colonel Francis W. Parker, the Middle School emphasizes the importance of learning through doing. A rigorous curriculum guided by a passionate and caring faculty nurtures in students a lifelong love of learning. The Tchang Teaching Fellowship provides funding to help Parker recruit outstanding graduate student(s) to serve as a Middle School instructor (Fellow) for the remainder of the 2017-2018 academic year. The Tchang Teaching Fellow brings new perspectives into the classroom while gaining significant teaching experience in an innovative and supportive environment. The Tchang Teaching Fellow should exemplify the highest standards of subject knowledge and passion for teaching. They believe in the Parker mission, bring current skills and knowledge in their subject areas and have an exceptional ability to inspire young minds.



Essential Duties/Responsibilities: A Tchang Teaching Fellow is responsible for the traditional duties associated with a successful classroom teaching assistantship including assisting the supervising teacher with classroom activities, facilitating individual and small group sessions with students, program and lesson preparation, and evaluation of students. Fellows will receive support and advisement from the supervising teacher, appropriate department leaders, and school division head. In addition, Parker will coordinate one meeting with the Fellow and the Tchang Teaching Fellowship benefactors during the 2017-2018 school year. Specific Responsibilities: • Provide a safe, nurturing environment for children that encourages social, emotional, physical and intellectual development; • Be familiar with ages and stages of development for children assigned to the grade level; • Demonstrate awareness of the entire classroom group whether working with a small group or individuals; • Perform duties that are instructional or deliver direct services to students or parents under the supervision of the assigned classroom teacher(s). • Prepare lesson plans, materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment and demonstrations as necessary to support instruction, as approved by the classroom teacher(s). • Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups in order to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers; • Observe students’ performance and record relevant data to assess progress. Supervision • Supervise students in the classroom, halls, cafeteria, playground, and on field trips; • Uphold school rules, STRIVE (school character code) and school policies. Coordination with Classroom Teachers • Participate in teacher-parent conferences regarding students’ progress or problems; • Participate actively in the teaching team through communication, collaboration and curriculum planning; • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as requested. Communication • Respond to teacher/parent/students concerns with sensitivity, interest and respect. Staff Development • Continue professional growth by attending courses, asking for feedback and reading professional literature.


 Additional Information        

Additional Information: Eligibility All students enrolled in a master’s degree program within a School of Education in the broader San Diego Area. Students must remain in good academic standing (maintain above a 3.0 cumulative grade point average) while in the Fellow/Associate Teacher program. All selected Fellows/Associate Teachers will be screened in accordance with employment policy at Francis Parker. Selection Selections will be based on academic credentials and interviews of candidates. Interviews will be conducted by a joint committee which will include the supervising teacher from Francis Parker School and the candidate’s faculty advisor. Other administrators or faculty from both the college/university and the School will also participate. Term The selected candidate will be appointed the Tchang Teaching Fellow for the duration of the 2017-2018 school year, ending in June 2018. The School reserves the right to withdraw the Fellow title and stipend at any time. Salary and Benefits: Compensation for the Tchang Teaching Fellow will be $15.00 per hour, based on an expected 20 hour work week. An additional stipend will be awarded to the Fellow to use at his/her discretion. This position is not eligible for benefits. Non-Discrimination: Francis Parker School values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds. All employment decisions are made without regard to unlawful considerations of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Application Process: A cover letter, resume and should be submitted electronically to: Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line


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