Friends School Haverford seeks an experienced, dynamic combined grades 2 and 3 teacher beginning in August 2021. Major responsibilities include planning and implementing a creative, constructivist classroom program with daily lessons in literacy and mathematics; establishing a classroom culture that supports children socially, emotionally, and academically; working collaboratively and cooperatively with families, faculty, and staff, and partnering with other teachers and specialists to implement best practices.
Strong candidates will have:
A minimum of 3 years of experience working with children in grades 2 or 3
A love for teaching
Experience giving and interpreting reading assessment tools
Facility with a broad range of pedagogical practices and programs (including those around reading comprehension, writing, spelling, number sense, problem-solving, conflict resolution, emotional regulation, community building, etc.)
An interest in and capability to work, plan, and implement cross-curricular, project-based learning opportunities
A broad repertoire of strategies to teach children with diverse learning styles
Excellent organizational skills
Excitement about working closely and collaboratively with other educators
A high level of interest in Quaker education
Experience teaching students through distance learning
Experience with Fundations and Math in Focus curricula is a plus
Implementing current, research-based best practices in literacy and mathematics instruction
Teaching phonics using a systematic program
Leading small daily guided reading and math groups
Implementing a rich social-emotional curriculum including Responsive Classroom and Zones of Regulation
Monitoring student progress closely and being responsive to children's needs
Actively collaborating with colleagues and reflecting on one's own practice
Communicating clearly and effectively to parents about students' strengths and areas of challenge
Teaching students in person, on a distance learning platform, or a combination of both when necessary.
Full-time teachers participate fully in the life of the School, including covering lunch and recess, planning and attending field trips, participating in admissions-related events, writing reports, and other related activities. All teachers are members of a faculty committee and engage in at least one other activity/job that benefits the school community, as determined by the Head of School.
Friends School Haverford seeks candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Friends School Haverford believes diversity is an essential aspect of our lives and education, and we welcome faculty, staff, and students of any race, color, ethnic background, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, family structure, and socio-economic background.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to email@example.com.
About Friends School Haverford
Friends School Haverford, founded by Haverford Monthly Meeting, serves students in nursery school through fifth grade, on a five-acre campus in Haverford, PA. Our school community is characterized by diversity in belief, ethnicity, and socio-economic background. We emphasize the Quaker values of integrity, service, simplicity, equality, community, and peaceful conflict resolution. Our program is rooted in the traditions of academic learning, child development, intellectual growth, artistic expression, and service to others. Our graduates are well prepared to continue their learning and leadership in a wide variety of Friends, independent, and public middle schools.