Lead Middle School Humanities Teacher (Language Arts and Social Studies)

Lead Middle School Humanities Teacher (Language Arts and Social Studies)

Founded in 2016, Nomad is a progressive, independent school in San Francisco’s Mission district that serves a diverse group of both full-time students in humanities, STEM, and making/arts. Nomad is an experiential, play- and project-based program with an emphasis on applied learning out in the real world and a fierce commitment to racial, social, and environmental justice. Our students, ages 8-14, are intentionally grouped in mixed-age cohorts of 10-12 students. These cohorts spend nearly half of their time outside of our physical classroom space learning from experts, excursions/field trips, and the resources of our community. We travel via foot, our own Nomad school bus, and public transportation. The other half is spent in our inspiring school space in the Mission conducting labs and simulations, working on projects, and learning through hands-on activities. We deeply value and trust our students as people, thinkers, and community members. Please learn more about us at www.sf-nomad.com.Nomad is an intentionally small school that is constantly evolving--much like a lab school--so candidates must be enthusiastic about wearing many hats.We are seeking a full-time lead humanities teacher who is passionate about progressive, project-based education, loves collaborating with 8-14 year olds in inquiry and play, and is confident working closely in small teams of colleagues and parents. The ideal candidate for this position has experience teaching language arts and/or social studies to middle-school aged students. Candidates must be dedicated to active, constructivist pedagogy. Our program immerses students in thematic concepts through frequent excursions and field trips (2x per week), expert-led workshops, individual and small-group projects, rigorous academic preparation and play. Our educators prioritize utilizing the natural world and larger community as fundamental resources to learning.