Friends School is a Quaker, co-educational, college preparatory school, Pre-K through Grade 12, in Baltimore City, enrolling 803 students, 29% of whom identify as children of color. We are guided by the Quaker ideals of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. We strive to be a purposefully inclusive community that reflects the racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and religious diversity of our city.
Educators at Friends are expected to model and foster the habits of mind we believe are essential to an outstanding education: creativity, curiosity, empathy, reflection, and resilience. We seek educators whose teaching styles and experiences demonstrate:
A desire to understand diverse attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and practices and incorporate a global perspective into teaching and learning.
A record of successful collaboration with colleagues.
A commitment to lifelong learning, and ongoing professional development.
The infusion of technology to enhance student learning.
Teaching and learning experiences that enhance students' communication skills.
Experience with and openness to interdisciplinary teaching.
Friends School of Baltimore seeks a Middle School Assistant Principal for School Culture and Community Life. (Middle School at Friends consists of grades 6-8.)
This role will focus primarily upon building and maintaining a positive Middle School community through the following efforts and responsibilities:
Assisting, advising, and collaborating with the Middle School Principal on daily issues of community and school culture with a lens towards diversity and inclusion.
Serving on the Middle School Student Support Team alongside the Principal, Learning Specialist, School Counselor, and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice.
Leading and Coordinating the Middle School Discipline Committee with a lens towards incorporating Quaker Principles, research-based best practices, and restorative justice in the disciplinary process for Middle School students.
Developing, coordinating, and overseeing the Middle School social-emotional curriculum in collaboration with the Student Support Team. Interested candidates should also be willing to teach classes within this program.
Overseeing and managing the Middle School schedule in consultation with the Principal and appropriate administrators.
Partnering with faculty in developing classroom curricula that are culturally responsive and environments that are affirming, welcoming, and inclusive.
Partnering with the Middle School Office Staff to maintain the Middle School Calendar, keep accurate records of student attendance, and stay abreast of questions and concerns from Middle School families.
Provide administrative and logistical support to:
Club Leaders and student activities.
Grade Level Leaders planning grade-wide trips or activities.
Cross-divisional colleagues in school-wide projects. (In particular, 5th to 6th and 8th to 9th grade transitions.)
Maintaining appropriate communication with Middle School families, as necessary.
Participate in special projects in consultation with the Principal.
Share appropriate personal interests and passions while engaging in the above.
Qualities candidates should possess:
An appreciation for and understanding of the social and emotional development of children in grades 6-8.
Passion for integrating culturally responsive teaching and an equity lens in middle school teaching and learning.
Exceptional organizational and communication skills.
Ability to interact effectively and positively with students, parents, faculty, and staff.
Dedication to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning and work environment.
Flexibility, optimism, and a sense of humor.
Qualified candidates need not be deeply knowledgeable about Quaker Principles and Quaker
Education, but should demonstrate a willingness to learn, incorporate, and understand these concepts in their work.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply
Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should apply with their resume, cover letter, and supporting documents to the link on the school website. A search committee will review candidate information and will contact those candidates they are interested in having a conversation with about the position.