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2021-2022 Lower School Associate Teacher – Temporary, First Grade

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 opening is Part-time, temporary for the coming school year: Monday – Friday (7:45 am – 3:15 pm). The School is seeking an Associate Teacher with experience working in elementary schools.  Instructional responsibilities will involve contributing to and teaching lessons, working closely with a classroom teacher and grade level team to coordinate curriculum and instruction, and communicating closely and effectively within the school community. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, faculty members, including Associate Teachers, may participate in other components of the life of the school, including committees and duties.


Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree, and a teaching credential is desirable. Prior elementary school experience is essential. The successful applicant will be computer literate, possess excellent writing skills, be willing to work as a strong team member, and have an abiding interest in helping young people experience success in school. Additionally, an understanding of Singapore Math and Balanced Literacy is also desirable.


Salary and Benefits:

This temporary Part-Time Associate Teacher position is eligible for pro-rated for health benefits. This position is paid hourly with pay starting at $17.00 per hour, depending on experience and educational background.



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, transcripts and a completed employment application should be submitted electronically to:

Heather Gray, Dr. Robert Gillingham Head of Lower School

[email protected]


Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line.

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

2021-2022 Lower School Associate Teacher – Temporary, First Grade
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