Parker 7-22

Become part of the Parker story


The Parker journey begins with who we are—an aspirational community of people deeply invested in preparing each child to develop the intellect, strength of character, and humanity necessary to make a meaningful difference in the world.

Francis Parker School's faculty and staff are our most valuable asset. Our goal is to be an inclusive community where all members feel welcomed, valued, and respected.

Parker seeks to recruit and retain the very best candidates from diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds to join our exceptional team in serving the needs of our students and our School. We believe that every employee plays a critical role in educating our students, whether they work inside or outside of the classroom.

"Having opportunities to further develop my technical skill sets, whether it was discovering the deeper features of the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 experience or developing proficiency with Solidworks, has been instrumental in my professional growth."

Ryan Griggs
Middle and Upper School Science Teacher


Parker is partnering with the RG175 Resource Group to assist in searching for candidates for our Head of Lower School and Head of Upper School openings. Click on the links below for more information.



To be considered for employment as a Substitute Teacher, please send an email inquiry to the Head of the School division at which you wish to teach (Lower, Middle, Upper) to request a meeting

Please attach a cover letter and resume to your email request.  You can find the contact information from our Leadership Team page.

Once your material has been reviewed, if an interview is desired, you will be contacted to schedule an onsite interview. You may follow-up on the status of your application by contacting the Administrative Assistant for the School at which you applied.

Before You Begin Working

All Parker employment offers are made exclusively by Human Resources. If you are offered work as a Substitute Teacher, Human Resources will schedule a time for you to come in and receive the required pre-hire paperwork. New hires may not report to work until all of the pre-employment requirements have been met and all of the new hire forms have been submitted to Human Resources.  

Francis Parker School is ranked as the #1 K-12 private school in the San Diego area, according to Niche.


The quality of faculty, staff, and administrators is the cornerstone of our School's ongoing success, and Parker is committed to providing competitive compensation and benefits for all employees. The following benefits are provided to full-time employees (pro-rated benefits are provided for some part-time positions):

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance (100% employer-paid)
  • Group Life, AD&D and Long-Term Disability (100% employer-paid)
  • Voluntary Life Insurance (employee-paid)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA): Health Care and Dependent Care
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Travel Assistance
  • Will Preparation Program
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match and Defined Contribution
  • Group and Individual Financial Planning Sessions
  • Sick Leave (for all positions)
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation Leave (for non-faculty positions)
  • Generous Paid Holidays 
  • Tuition Remission 
  • Discounts on After-School and Summer Programs
  • Financial Support for Advanced Degrees and Other Professional Development Opportunities
  • Exciting Wellness Program, including All-School MeetUp Parker Activities
  • Employee discounts on Local Area Attractions
  • Gym Discounts
  • Free Lunch on Campus
  • On-Site/Free Parking
  • Friendly Work Environment!

I have never worked in such a supportive environment. Everyone is so dedicated to student learning and growth. We are always sharing ideas on how to enhance our teaching.

Chelsea Watkins
Grade 4 Teacher

San Diego is one of the safest large U.S. cities. According to the City Crime 2014 Rankings calculated by CQ Press, San Diego ranks as the fourth safest city among cities with a population of 500,000 or more.


If you love a sunshine-filled, 75-degree day, this is the city for you.

San Diego is much more than its near-perfect weather. Our beloved county has 50 sun-soaked miles of coastline, a thriving food and arts scene, dozens of museums, and a major emphasis on health and wellness activities such as cycling, yoga, hiking, kayaking, and surfing.

Parker's campuses are located in the Mission Hills and Linda Vista neighborhoods, which are within a couple minutes of five of San Diego's major freeways. Our families and faculty live in over 80 different zip codes across the county. No matter which way you turn, there is a neighborhood close to our school for you to call home.

meet Parker people


Lower School Drama Teacher

Letty Robinson ’78

Middle School English Teacher

Chris Glover

Dean of Upper School Students

Dr. Stacey Patsko