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Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Type: Full Time
Friends School is a Quaker, co-educational, college preparatory school, Pre-K through Grade 12, in Baltimore City, enrolling 803 students, 44% 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.
We are currently seeking an Upper School Computer Science teacher to begin mid-August 2023. This individual would teach multiple courses in the Computer Science department, including Robotics and Physical Computing. Experience with STEAM, interdisciplinary programs, and project/inquiry-based learning is an added bonus. Additionally, candidates who have experience collaborating with colleagues, teaching in a block schedule, and using a diversity of assessment techniques are especially suited for this role. All Upper School teachers participate in the full program of an independent school in addition to their classroom responsibilities.
Full-time non-exempt during the academic year (mid-August through mid-June)
Monday - Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Context and Philosophy:
Friends School of Baltimore was founded in 1784. By setting high standards of excellence for a diverse and caring community, Friends School seeks to develop in each student the spiritual, intellectual, physical, and creative strengths to make a positive contribution to the world.
The faculty and staff of Friends support the mission of the School through their commitment to a collaborative work environment, to which they contribute joy, passion, sense of humor, organization, and flexibility. Regardless of position, Friends School employees interact with students and colleagues in a respectful and warm manner.
In addition to a commitment to the fundamental ideals of Quaker education, Friends School faculty members are expected to model and foster the habits of mind, which we believe are essential to an outstanding 21st century education: creativity, curiosity, empathy, reflection, and resilience.
- Honor the Quaker values and the Teaching and Learning Paradigm of Friends School.
- Develop and teach curriculum for Robotics and Physical Computing courses.
- Collaborate with teachers in the CS Department, within the division, and cross-divisionally.
- Manage lab and shop materials for multiple classes in a shared teaching space.
- Advise a small group of students as they progress through the co-curricular or extracurricular life of the school including clubs, coaching, special event planning, field trips, seminars, etc.
- Attend All-School Professional Days, Department meetings, and Upper School faculty meetings.
- Complete timely, detailed, and prescriptive progress reports, grades, and comments at regular intervals during the year for each student taught.
- Help move the initiatives of the School forward by serving on committees and lending expertise and voice.
- Support school-wide and divisional initiatives.
- Other duties as assigned
The preferred candidate for this position will have teaching experience and a passion for working with Upper School students and faculty. Bachelor’s degree required.
The ideal candidate will be:
- Experienced with robotics or physical computing
- Comfortable working with and/or learning modern coding languages. Friends curriculum is language agnostic but currently teaches classes in Java, C++, Python, HTML, CSS, and P5.js
- Open to working with department members to develop new and existing curriculum
- Flexible and willing to collaborate
- Responsive and possess good communication skills
- Organized and detail-oriented
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 with whom they are interested in speaking.
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.