Exciting Opportunity at Francis Parker School in San Diego, California
Francis Parker School is seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated, and passionate educator who shares its core values: Students First, Academic Excellence, Global Perspective, Strength of Character, Inclusive Community, and No Limit to Better. Collegial and collaborative, Parker faculty create a learning environment that is dynamic and engaging. Parker faculty are content and pedagogical experts who invest in professional growth generously supported by the School. Importantly, Parker’s unswerving commitment to being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community creates a culture of respect for all.
If Parker’s values and school culture resonate with you, we encourage you to consider this opportunity.
About Francis Parker School:
Francis Parker School is a coeducational independent day school in San Diego, California with 1300 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.
Francis Parker School seeks an enthusiastic, dedicated and passionate teacher to teach in our Visual Art Department.
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 Upper School, which includes grades 9-12 and enrolls 500+ students, is a rigorous and supportive academic environment focused on preparing students for intellectual engagement while in high school and in the years beyond. Building on the work of the Lower and Middle Schools, the Upper School emphasizes academic achievement, global citizenship, and strength of character in order to prepare students to make a meaningful difference in the world.
The preferred candidate will have the content knowledge and skills to teach an introductory 2D Art and Design Course, a Digital 2D Art and Design Course, and a course in Motion Media. The 2D Digital Art course explores 2D art principles through the applications offered in Adobe Creative Suite as well as AutoDesk Sketchbook. The Motion Media course explores video production techniques. Students learn how to use cameras and Adobe based editing software to produce film/video projects. Emphasis will be on effective storytelling and visual communication.
● A BFA degree in a 2D Art specialism; preferably an MFA. Teaching certificate in 2D Art is desirable.
● The ability to passionately and effectively teach Visual Art
● The ability to serve as an advisor and mentor to Middle School or Upper School students
● A strong and sincere commitment to professional development both in pedagogy and content area
● Multicultural curriculum development and culturally responsive teachingexperience is preferred
● Strong interpersonal and cultural competency skills when working with students, parents, faculty, and School leadership
● High standards and high expectations for students
● Commitment to being a positive and contributing member of the professional community
● A love of children, a passionate commitment to Visual, and a desire to work with all types of learners
● Extraordinary communication and presentation skills
● A proficiency in the use of technology
● A desire to work in a highly collaborative environment
Salary and Benefits:
The Part Time 80% long-term substitute rate is $180 per day and is not eligible for benefits
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, ethnicity, creed, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the School’s non-discrimination policies, including its Title IX policy:
Name: Katharine Wardle
Office Address: A114, Francis Parker School, 6501 Linda Vista St., San Diego, CA 92111
Telephone Number: 858 / 775-0430
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