City Arts and Tech was founded in 2004. Our school serves about 250 9th - 12th graders that come primarily from the Excelsior District, Bayview/Hunters Point, and Mission District, as well as many other neighborhoods in San Francisco and in neighboring cities. Demographically, 60% of our students are Latina, 18% of our students are African-American/Black, and the rest of our student body consists of White, Filipino, Asian, and Multi-racial students. Our mission is to transform the lives of our students by preparing them for success in college, career, and life. We take this mission very seriously, and it is the main driver for all that we do. We the following goals for the next few years for our school community:
*Disciplinary Pedagogy: Students get the help they need through cycles of inquiry and tiered group supports based on quantitative and qualitative student data.
*Critical Race Pedagogy: We believe that the use of chronicles and storytelling hold the possibility for helping us to name extant challenges and illuminate further possibilities of CRP as a tool for battling globalized oppression at the intersection of race, class, gender and sexuality in education. In professional learning communities and grade level teams we focus on student centered practices and ethnic study frameworks in order to put into practice what it means to be an antiracist educator.
*Restorative Pedagogy: In all spaces for students, staff, and families, we practice Restorative Justice, Community Building Circles, and Dynamic Mindfulness in order to increase students’ Sense of Belonging and Attendance.
*Metacognitive Reflection: All students engage in at least three formal Presentations of Learning in order to practice our graduate profile skills of Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Communication.
We are looking for team members who are values-aligned, highly collaborative, and student centered. We are in each others’ classrooms all the time and collaborate daily in order to learn, grow, and teach our students. All of our teachers are also advisors, which means our staff takes on roles both as teachers as well as mentors. As a small school with a full inclusion special education model, we differentiate for diverse learners in all classes.
Administrative Services credential preferred; Master’s degree strongly preferred.
At least 5 years of highly successful teaching experience in an urban setting.
Commitment to the mission of Envision Education
Commitment to anti-racist and pro-Black idealogies in the workplace.
Successful school leadership experience or targeted training with a track record of excellent results.
Experience leading adults to accomplish ambitious goals in the face of challenging obstacles.
Bilingual Spanish speaker preferred.
Demonstrated ability to effect positive organizational change.
Compensation: Competitive pay commensurate with credential, education, and experience; Paid sick leave; Excellent health benefits package with employer contribution to benefits; Optional Flexible Benefits Plan; 403b Plan; Commuter Check Plans; Life Insurance at no cost to employee and more.