Friends School is a Quaker, co-educational, college preparatory school, Pre-K through Grade 12, in Baltimore City, enrolling 872 students, 35% of whom identify as children of color. We are guided by the Quaker ideals of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. We strive for our community to reflect the racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and religious diversity of our city.
Friends School faculty members teach by example, blending intellectual exploration, enthusiasm, and joy. Every day in their classrooms, they challenge and encourage students to think deeply, to question, and to seek truth, while instilling in each of them a strong sense of social responsibility, a willingness to embrace challenges, and an awareness of their potential as individuals.
Friends School teachers 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 faculty members whose teaching styles and experiences demonstrate:
A record of successful collaboration with colleagues
A commitment to lifelong learning, and ongoing professional development
The infusion of technology to enhance student learning
The teaching of research and information literacy skills
The use of a diversity of assessment techniques that provoke students' critical thinking
Teaching and learning experiences that enhance students' communication skills
Experience with and openness to interdisciplinary teaching
A desire to understand diverse attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and practices and incorporate a global perspective into teaching and learning
Context and Philosophy:
Friends School of Baltimore has an opening for a full-time Physical Education Teacher to begin as soon as possible. Our school believes that all Physical Education community members are responsible for actively organizing games, skill drills, and challenges that promote physical activity among children. Candidates should strive to continue to develop motor skills and physical development among younger students and proper exercise techniques to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. The importance we place in this position derives from our belief that an outstanding 21st Century education can only take place within an inclusive school setting characterized by both demographic diversity and a shared valuing, appreciation, and embrace of difference in all its forms. As a Quaker school, we have an explicit and enduring mandate to seek greater equity and justice within and beyond our community.
Teach Physical Education cross divisionally from Pre-k to 8th grade both virtually and in-person.
Escorting children to and from classes.
Writing lesson plans in case of one’s absence.
Incorporate motivational strategies to encourage students into an active and healthy lifestyle.
Supporting the development of students’ skills, knowledge, and habits of mind as identified in the Teaching and Learning Paradigm.
Collaborating with teachers on his/her team, within the division, and cross-divisionally.
Organize games and activities to help develop motor skills and physical development
Demonstrate high level of ethical standards of profession.
Attend All-School Professional Days, and Physical Education Faculty meetings, as well as other divisional faculty meetings, as appropriate.
Help move the initiatives of the School forward by serving on committees; lending expertise and perspective.
Maintaining a current understanding of best practices in the subject areas he/she teaches and have an understanding of the developmental needs of the age group of students in his/her care.
The ideal candidate will have strong written and oral expression skills, a comfort with exploration and ambiguity, a compassionate heart, and a curious and open mind. The ability to develop teaching strategies and teach multiple grade levels is essential.
Candidates should demonstrate a willingness to understand and incorporate Quaker Principles and Quaker education into their work
Competitive salary and generous benefits are offered.
Bachelor's of Science Degree in Physical Education or Education, preferred.
Master's degree desired, but not required.
Candidates with experience in independent, public, charter, or parochial schools are encouraged to apply.
Friends School of Baltimore actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world's diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends School of Baltimore is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups who might enrich and diversify the school community are strongly encouraged to apply.