Virginia Beach Friends School (VBFS) in Virginia Beach, VA seeks an experienced full-time High School English Teacher to complete a one year position for the 2019-20 academic year. This person will be responsible for teaching Introduction to Literature and Composition- 9th grade, World Literature and Composition- 10th grade, American Literature- 11th grade, and a Fall Senior elective- Writing for the Modern Learner, and a Spring Senior elective- Creative Writing. In each of these courses this teacher will engage the students in critical reading and analysis of texts, in small classes that emphasize students sharing their perspectives and critical insights through student-led discussions. The teacher will also teach the skills of writing, revising, and editing as they develop the students’ writing abilities. We are looking for someone who is passionate about their discipline and collaborative and innovative in their approach to teaching. All VBFS teachers must have a desire to teach under the Quaker pedagogy guided by the Quaker testimonies, S.P.I.C.E.S (Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality. Stewardship).
Preference will be given to candidates having:
A Bachelor’s degree in English from an accredited college or university.
A Master’s degree in English or Education is a preferred.
At least two to four years of teaching experience with High School Students.
Virginia Beach Friends School (VBFS) is a Quaker co-educational independent school serving students ranging from Pre-K through Grade 12. Located just miles from the Chesapeake Bay yet situated in the heart of the bustling Hampton Roads metropolitan area, our school's unique location allows students to learn by doing. Whether harvesting oysters in local riverbeds for environmental science or creating a curated art show as a Senior Project - VBFS students see their learning come to life. Plus, our balanced student to teacher ratio allows instructors to deliver an unprecedented level of attention to each individual learner, ensuring student success no matter the age or academic level.
Founded in 1955, Friends continues a 350-year tradition of Quaker educational principles committed to an inquiry-based curriculum and experimental learning. VBFS is as much of an idea as it is a location. We have progressed from a simple gathering of children to the thriving community that it is today. We not only serve students from the greater Virginia Beach area, but students from Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, and even exchange students from Europe to Asia and even South America.
But above all e...lse, VBFS is a community that values diversity and inclusivity, as our student body represents a wide variety of religious faiths, backgrounds and cultures. In keeping with the Quaker philosophy of honoring each individual, students representing different ethnic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds are challenged daily to respect and learn from one another.