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Elementary ELA - Teacher on Special Assignment (22/23)

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Requisition ID : 13388

Business Unit : Central Office

Job Code : 0807

FTE: 1.00 

Credential : Multiple SubjectReading Certificate

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Who We Are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 57,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 132 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose. Our goal is that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In accordance with the California Standards of the Teaching Profession, teachers work under the supervision of site or central office administrators and in collaboration with their school staff, families and community and are responsible for the fulfillment of the essential duties set forth below: 

The full-time Elementary English Language Arts  Literacy Intervention TSA is responsible for the fulfillment of the essential duties set forth below: 

  1. Coach classroom teachers and ARTIFs at elementary schools to implement effective literacy instruction and literacy Interventions 

  2. Collaborate with the Elementary ELA team and ARTIF network to plan and facilitate centralized professional development to ARTIFs and classroom teachers in methods of literacy intervention

  3. Co-plan and support facilitation of the monthly ARTIF network meetings 

  4. Design and create tools and resources that support rigorous,quality English/language arts instruction and literacy interventions

  5. Analyze school-site student data to identify instructional needs and develop a root-cause analysis to address literacy instruction

  6. Actively contribute to the ongoing refinement of the SFUSD Academic Literacy RTI Plan

  7. Collaborate with various SFUSD Departments and external partners in the identification of potential research or services for students with dyslexia and other reading challenges 

  8. Attend conferences or workshops that are relevant to the area of dyslexia and screening and be up to date with the latest research and information generated at the State and National levels

What It Means to Work Here

When you join our team at SFUSD you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused organization that approaches public education as a social justice movement, requiring broad collaboration across an array of strategic partners. In 2014, SFUSD created an inspiring statement, Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic plan, Transform Learning. Transform Lives.SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As aCORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025.

Who We Want

We want talented people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, and problem solvers comfortable in a community of continuous learning.

We have high need for teachers in the following areas: 

  • Bilingual (Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish)
  • Special Education (Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe, Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Early Childhood Special Education)
  • Physical Education 
  • Math
  • Science

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In accordance with the California Standards of the Teaching Profession, teachers work under the supervision of site or central office administrators and in collaboration with their school staff, families and community and are responsible for the fulfillment of the essential duties set forth below: 

The full-time Elementary English Language Arts  Literacy Intervention TSA is responsible for the fulfillment of the essential duties set forth below: 

  1. Coach classroom teachers and ARTIFs at elementary schools to implement effective literacy instruction and literacy Interventions 

  2. Collaborate with the Elementary ELA team and ARTIF network to plan and facilitate centralized professional development to ARTIFs and classroom teachers in methods of literacy intervention

 

  1. Co-plan and support facilitation of the monthly ARTIF network meetings 

 

  1. Design and create tools and resources that support rigorous, quality English/language arts instruction and literacy interventions

 

  1. Analyze school-site student data to identify instructional needs and develop a root-cause analysis to address literacy instruction

 

  1. Actively contribute to the ongoing refinement of the SFUSD Academic Literacy RTI Plan

 

  1. Collaborate with various SFUSD Departments and external partners in the identification of potential research or services for students with dyslexia and other reading challenges 

 

  1. Attend conferences or workshops that are relevant to the area of dyslexia and screening and be up to date with the latest research and information generated at the State and National levels

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

SFUSD requires all teachers to hold or be pursuing a valid California teaching credential and an English Learner or Bilingual Authorization. We welcome applications from teachers who have not yet received their credentials, and our Credentials Team is happy to work with each teacher who's accepted a position in SFUSD to apply for permits that allow them to teach while pursuing a credential.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possession of a valid Clear California Teaching Credential in the appropriate content area as required by the California Education Code, Section 44860 and English Learner certificate (CLAD or BCLAD) as required by Board Policy 

  • Experience as a Literacy Intervention teacher or attained Reading Specialist Certificate or Masters in Literacy 

  • Experience coaching teachers in the implementation of a Comprehensive Approach to Literacy 

  • Certification as “Highly Qualified” per the Elementary Secondary Education Act of 2001 (ESEA) 


  • At least five years of classroom teaching experience with demonstrated effectiveness in the subject matter, use of standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment 

Legal authorization to work in the U.S.


Desired Qualifications

 Coaching and Leadership:

  • Experience with coaching and mentoring teachers

  • Experience with planning and facilitating professional learning, PLCs and grade level collaboration 

  • Experience working  successfully with multiple audiences, including school-based administrators, teachers,  parents/community members, and students

  • Experience and knowledge of adult learning theory and coaching for equity to address equity issues related to access and achievement

Literacy Instruction:

  • Experience in Implementing a variety of effective literacy instructional practices based on students’ reading profiles and assessment data

  • Knowledge of California’s Common Core Standards, ELD standards and California English/Language Arts/Literacy educational issues and trends

  • Knowledge and experience with implementing culturally relevant and responsive teaching practices and pedagogy 

  • Experience with planning and designing lessons and resources to meet the needs of diverse learners 

  • Experience in using technology and digital platforms to deliver instruction and enhance access to resources and materials

  • Knowledge and skills in interpreting assessment data to plan differentiated literacy instruction 

Literacy Intervention and RTI:

  • Experience with teaching literacy intervention programs (e.g.,Structured Literacy,Reading Recovery, Guided Reading, Level Literacy Intervention ) 

  • Knowledge and experience with implementing successful RTI models in diverse schools 


  • Knowledge and skills in addressing cultural and linguistic competence both in relating with diverse students and families, as well as 
culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogical practices (e.g., instruction that develops the 
academic language of Standard English Learners) 


  • Experience and knowledge in analyzing literacy assessment data to plan effective literacy interventions for students with different reading profiles

 

 

What We Offer

SFUSD is committed to attracting and retaining the best educators in the nation. Benefits of teaching in San Francisco include:

  • Competitive salaries determined by experience, education level, and credentials
  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance for teachers and their eligible dependents
  • City and state programs for housing assistance:
  • Teacher Next Door Program: https://sfmohcd.org/teacher-next-door
  • MyHome Assistance Program: https://www.calhfa.ca.gov/homebuyer/programs/myhome.htm
  • Additional salary stipend of $5000 for National Board Certified teachers
  • Additional salary stipend of $2000 for credentialed teachers teaching in high potential schools and a $1000 stipend for teachers teaching hard to fill subject areas

How to Apply

  • Go to: https://careers.sfusd.edu/
  • Create an account and complete an application.
  • Go to the “Current Openings” tab to view and apply for specific openings.

Please check back often to connect your application to specific openings as they are posted. Applicants will be contacted based on the needs of the district. For more information about careers at SFUSD, please visit https://careers.sfusd.edu/. For more information about SFUSD’s mission and Strategic Plan please visit www.sfusd.edu. For other questions, contact us at teach@sfusd.edu.

Non-Discrimination Policy

San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy extends to San Francisco County Office of Education, including community school programs and activities. For more information about the District's non-discrimination policy, please review Board Policy 4030.


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