Friends School is a Quaker, co-educational, college preparatory school, Pre-K through Grade 12, in Baltimore City, enrolling over 850 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 to be a purposefully inclusive community that reflects the racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and religious diversity of our city and our region.
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 to incorporate a culturally responsive lens into teaching and learning.
A record of successful collaboration with colleagues, families, and students.
A commitment to lifelong learning, and ongoing professional development.
An ability to infuse technology to enhance student learning.
An openness to interdisciplinary teaching.
An appreciation for and understanding of the social and emotional development of students.
Flexibility, optimism, and a sense of humor.
Context and Philosophy:
Friends School of Baltimore has an opening for a Lower School (LS) Assistant Principal for the Pre-Primary, grades PK-K/P1. This position starts in August 2021. This LS Assistant Principal will assist in the day-to-day operations of the division and reports to the LS Principal. There are approximately 60 students in the Pre-Primary with a faculty of 13. We seek a candidate who has strong communication skills, experience with administrative functions, collaborating with parents and employees cross-divisionally, and who has early childhood curriculum knowledge. Candidates need to currently meet or be willing to complete all MD State early childhood licensing requirements. This administrator will work 10.5 months from August through June and will have benefits. All administrators participate in the full program of an independent school in addition to their administrative responsibilities, which may include teaching, as needed. This position will be for the 2021-22 school year.?
Oversight of Pre-Primary building and grounds
Serve as Director and oversee the Pre-Primary State Licensing Program
Establish and maintain relationships with parents, colleagues, and students
Coordination of academic and inter-divisional activities (shared)
Scheduling, staffing, and assisting with Lower School Admissions
Mentoring teachers, professional development, and facilitating teacher evaluations
Oversight, planning and execution of various special Pre-Primary days and events
Meet a variety of parent, student, and teacher concerns
Serve as an Instructional Coach for our teaching team
Assist with curriculum development and advancement
Schedule and facilitate Parent Coffees and Parent Information Forums
Manage the Pre-Primary budgets
Commit to professional learning on culturally responsive teaching, mind/brain/education pedagogies, restorative practices, and racial justice training.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree and experience preferred
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.
Interested candidates should apply with their resume, cover letter, and supporting documents to the link on the school website, www.friendsbalt.orgGo to About>Work at Friends>current employment opportunities>and click the tab pertaining to this position, then follow the instructions to apply. Address cover letters to Michelle Holland, LS Principal. A search committee will review candidate information and will contact those candidates they are interested in having a conversation with about the position.