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Lower School Math Specialist Long-Term Substitute (1/24/2022 – Early May)

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Francis Parker School

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 1310 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.” Francis Parker School has two campuses in close proximity. One in Mission Hills (Lower School JK-5), and a second in Linda Vista (Middle and Upper School 6-8 and 9-12, respectively).

Job Description:

This Part-Time Long-Term Substitute opening is for the 2021-2022 school year from 1/24/2022 to early May. The Lower School Math Specialist will work closely with teachers in the upper elementary grades (3-5), 25 hours per week, coordinating instruction with them for the purpose of challenging students ready to move beyond grade-level expectations. The Lower School Math Specialist will report to the Associate Head of Lower School. Responsibilities include: classroom management (small and large group instruction); preparing lessons; attending staff development in-services, faculty meetings, grade-level and other departmental meetings as required; communicating students’ progress to parents in a timely manner and as required by grade reporting protocol; keeping current with required technology tools; serving duties as scheduled; and setting, reviewing, refining and achieving professional goals.


Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or math education, a teaching credential and an advanced degree is desirable. Prior elementary school teaching experience at the upper elementary grades (3-5), with an emphasis on mathematics, is required.  The successful applicant will possess excellent speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills; demonstrate strong instructional and classroom management skills; have a clear understanding of elementary mathematics foundations as well as a familiarity with Singapore Math principles; be creative, knowledgeable about and resourceful in challenging students to extend their thinking; be computer literate; have an abiding interest in helping students to experience academic and social growth; and genuinely love to work with children and educators at the elementary level; and embrace Parker’s unswerving commitment to being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community that creates a culture of respect for all.

Salary and Benefits

Francis Parker School is committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through a substantial compensation plan, including competitive salary.  The Lower School Math Specialist position will paid an hourly rate depending on experience.


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.

Application Process:

A cover letter, resume, transcripts and employment application should be submitted electronically to:

Heather Gray, Dr. Robert Gillingham Head of Lower School



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To apply for this job email your details to hgray@francisparker.org

Lower School Math Specialist Long-Term Substitute (1/24/2022 – Early May)
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