K-5 Teaching Fellow

Instruction Full Time · San Francisco, California
Department Instruction Full Time
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Join our team at SF Day! We are seeking a talented individual to join our teaching team.


At San Francisco Day School, we believe that when intellect and imagination are intertwined, students delight in the discovery of connection: in their academic and creative pursuits, in their relationships, and in all that they experience here. Every day we help our students emerge as flexible and resourceful learners. Because when we do, our students light up with the call and capacity to take on the complexities of their day and of a diverse world.


SF Day Fast Facts

  • Independent, co-educational school
  •  Founded in 1981
  • Serving 400 students
  • Located in the heart of SF

Are you…

  • A compassionate educator and role model?
  • A curious and creative teacher excited to bridge intellect and imagination in your classroom?
  • Adept at designing curriculum around inquiry-based learning?
  • Excited to learn, teach, and grow in a 1:1 iPad learning environment?
  • Willing to work with instructional coaches as part of a Professional Learning Community?
  • An effective communicator and thoughtful listener?
  • An engaged and inclusive community member eager to partner with families, students, and colleagues? 

Yes? Then read on!

Teaching Fellowship Program Overview:

The Teaching Fellowship Program provides a unique and dynamic opportunity for aspiring/early career teachers to develop and hone their skills under the mentorship of experienced lead teachers. In addition to working directly with a Lead Teacher and grade level team, Teaching Fellows participate in professional growth as a cohort of learners. 

Within the Teaching Fellow cohort,  there are regular meetings and touchpoints throughout the year. The goal of the cohort is to enrich and deepen community connections, hone the Teaching Fellow’s craft of teaching, and delve deeper into specific learning and teaching approaches including Universal Design for Learning, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work, and Responsive Classroom. As Teaching Fellows gain more skill and understanding of their areas of interest, their responsibilities and experiences expand within the classroom and the school.

Position Overview:

The role of a Teaching Fellow is a collaborative one. While the Lead Teacher shoulders the primary responsibilities for a class, both teachers are expected to plan together to deliver whole and small-group instruction across content areas, in-person and online as needed. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-2 years of experience supervising children, preferably in a school environment
  • Ability to work with multiple independent school constituents (students, parents, and colleagues) in a warm and empathetic manner
  • An understanding of and willingness to learn more about technology in the classroom
  • Experience collaborating with a team of adults to reach a common goal


  • Participates actively in planning, teaching, and assessing student growth
  • Attends and contributes to team and faculty meetings
  • Supervise students in recess, lunch, Specials classes, dismissal, etc.
  • Supports parent-teacher conferences and report-writing
  • Substitutes for the Lead Teacher in their absence
  • Participates in school events such as field trips and outdoor education overnight

Our Teaching Fellows Are:

  • Collaborative
  • Flexible
  • Responsible
  • Reflective
  • Curious about Learning & Teaching

Ready to Join SF Day?

SF Day celebrates and welcomes faculty, staff, and administrators who reflect

the broad range of diversity in the Bay Area. We encourage people of color and LGBTQ+ persons to apply. SF Day offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary. Potential housing available as well.

Please apply online with your resume and a cover letter explaining why your experience is appropriate for this position.

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  • Location
    San Francisco, California
  • Department
    Instruction Full Time
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience