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Middle School Arts Teacher (2022-2023)

Gateway Middle School

Gateway Middle School is committed to helping each student – regardless of learning style or previous academic achievement – learn the skills, habits and knowledge necessary for success in college and beyond.

Key Characteristics of Gateway Middle School:

  • A small school where all students are known well and supported to achieve at high levels
  • A diverse student body that is supported to be active partners in their education
  • A strong commitment to and respect for diversity and difference
  • An emphasis on four core values and restorative practices to develop positive relationships and community 
  • A staff who believes that all students learn differently and who vary their approaches to meet individuals’ needs
  • A staff who is committed to serving the whole child so that they thrive in school and beyond
  • A staff who values and embodies collaboration and collective responsibility
  • A supportive adult community characterized by continuous learning, reflection and collaboration--particularly in support of anti-racist and pro-Black, inclusive, and equity-focused practices. 

Arts Teacher Responsibilities:

This position will teach Arts courses to students in 6th-8th grades

  • Plan and teach elective Visual and/or Performing Arts classes to 7th and 8th grade students
  • Plan and teach Exploratory Arts, a semester-long exploratory course for all sixth graders
  • Plan project-based curriculum and lessons, aligning to standards for Visual and Performing Arts
  • Collaborate with other subject areas on cross-curricular themes and projects
  • Collaborate with staff to analyze student learning, differentiate instruction and build a positive school culture 
  • Participate in monthly / quarterly school cultural events
  • Serve as an advisory teacher for a daily Advisory group


  • Commitment to Gateway's mission is essential, including a desire to work with a diverse student body
  • Ability to work collaboratively and constructively with colleagues, parents/caregivers, and students
  • Desire to be part of building common instructional practices and the larger school culture and community
  • You have high expectations for your own work, as well as that of students
  • Current California teaching credential or eligibility for an intern credential required 
  • Bilingual and BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
  • You are dedicated to being anti-racist and pro-Black

To Apply:  Please e-mail or send the following:

  1. Your resume and a cover letter addressing your understanding of and commitment to Gateway’s mission.  
  2. Three letters of recommendation
  3. Proof of a CA teaching credential or information indicating your eligibility to receive one.
  4. Optional:  A lesson plan or other materials indicative of your educational philosophy.

Contact information:

Gateway Middle School
Attn: Hiring Manager
1512 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94115

Gateway’s Mission:

Gateway Middle School supports and challenges all students to discover their unique potential, actively participate in their community, and develop skills and habits to achieve excellence in high school and college.

For more information about Gateway Middle School, please visit our website at