Friends’ Central School, an independent, coeducational, Quaker day school founded in 1845 and serving around 800 students in Nursery through grade 12, seeks a Lower School Lead Teacher for a full-time position beginning in August 2018.
Ideal candidates will demonstrate knowledge of and experience in hands-on and integrated learning; be highly motivated, hard-working, collaborative, and flexible; demonstrate a desire to learn; show initiative; and have a sense of humor. This position will be under the supervision of the Lower School Principal.
In addition to having the required professional and educational background, we seek an enthusiastic, energetic candidate who is ready to:
Teach an integrated program including: spelling, grammar, literacy, writing, and social studies
Administer and analyze assessments to differentiate math for a range of learners
Collaborate with fellow Grade 3 Teacher and Lower School specialists to integrate curriculum and support student success
Collaborate with the Learning Support Counselor and outside support providers as necessary to promote student success
Coordinate with the Light Lab Director to co-facilitate integrated Maker Ed projects
Build community within the classroom and demonstrate clear and affirming classroom management
Participate in Lower School committee work
Write a bi-weekly blog about grade-level curriculum and activities
Administer Fountas and Pinnell reading assignments 2-3 times per year
Supervise students in the lunch room and at recess
Communicate with families through twice-yearly narratives and checklists and parent conferences, in addition to more informal check-ins
Understand and be committed to the School’s Quaker values and mission
Experience teaching at the elementary level
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (advanced degree preferred)
Passion for working with elementary school students
Demonstrated knowledge of current research around teaching and learning
Training in Responsive Classroom and Reader’s Workshop, a plus.
Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends’ Central School seeks candidates with a commitment to fostering an inclusive learning community, who will address issues of diversity, as well as enhance the Philosophy of Inclusivity and Awareness articulated in our Diversity Statement.
About Friends' Central School
Friends’ Central School is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory, Quaker day school, founded in 1845, serving 800 students in Nursery through grade 12. Located on two campuses in Wynnewood, Pa., Friends’ Central blends a rigorous curriculum with enduring Quaker principles of kindness, compassion, and generosity of spirit to create a solid foundation for a future of opportunity and success. Students at Friends’ Central School are taught to think critically and creatively, and they learn the value of good character and strong work ethic to develop into active and engaged citizens.
Friends’ Central seeks candidates who will enhance the philosophy of inclusivity and awareness articulated in our Diversity Statement.