1st/2nd Grade School Teacher

Stella Maris Academy | San Francisco, CA

About Stella Maris Academy
Stella Maris Academy at Star of the Sea opened in 2021 as a classical Catholic K-8 school in the heart of San Francisco. Guided by the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is the Seat of Wisdom and Star of the Sea, the mission of Stella Maris Academy is to collaborate with parents in forming young minds and hearts for the journey of life. By cultivating the love of Wisdom and the capacity to seek truth, goodness, and beauty in all things, we form young people to exercise their freedom wisely in order to excel in life by seeking first the Kingdom of Heaven. Through our commitment to providing a rigorous, integrated, and authentic Catholic liberal education that embraces the richness of tradition and the promise of innovative advances in knowledge, we aim to prepare students who will be the
Christian servant leaders of tomorrow in every field of human endeavor.

The ideal candidate should:
• Know and love the teachings of the Catholic Church and desire to grow in faith and knowledge among a community of lifelong learners
• Have experience as an educator, ideally in a Catholic school setting
• Possess a growth mindset and willingness to collaborate with others
• Have experience with curriculum development, especially in the liberal arts
• Have experience planning and implementing an elementary curriculum
• Have experience managing a classroom for student success
• Possess strong written and oral communication skills
• Be able to work in partnership with the school administration and parents as the first educators of their children

Role Responsibilities
• Teach all classes in the classical, liberal arts approach in a combined 1st and 2nd grade classroom (math and ELA differentiated by grade level)
• Develop and implement engaging, challenging curriculum and lesson plans in line with the school’s classical education model
• Communicate with parents about students’ progress on a regular basis
• Support the growth, development, and health of the school in the areas of recruitment and community-building activities
• Be available for meetings after school hours when needed
• Support check-in, prayer, and check-out on select days
• Participate in professional development and teacher training opportunities

Required Qualifications
• A bachelor’s degree in a related subject
• Teaching experience, ideally in a Catholic or classical education setting
• Willingness to pledge fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church

Please submit Resume and Cover Letter to:
Marisela Miranda: mmiranda@stellamarissf.org