Short Term Parental Leave position: 7th & 8th grade English Teacher
(March 2020 – June 2020)
Founded in 1867, Brooklyn Friends School, located in Downtown Brooklyn, upholds pillars of social justice, service learning/civic engagement, and Quakerism, which serve as guideposts for our collective work.
Brooklyn Friends School (BFS), a progressive and student-centered community, seeks a dedicated educator to teach two sections of 7th & two sections of 8th Grade English and to serve as a Middle School student advisor for a three to four month parental leave opportunity beginning March 30th, 2020. The ideal candidate is a flexible, culturally competent educator, who is capable of partnering with the 7th & 8th grade English teacher and English Department Chair in order to take cover the full scope of responsibility for a course focused on teaching reading, writing, and grammar through thematic studies including community, justice, and the American dream. Responsibilities will include daily lesson planning, grading, and feedback, report writing. This person will serve as a Middle School Advisor to eight or nine students. Advisors oversee students' progress in all classes, serve as the primary contact with parents, and participate in other responsibilities such as overnight trips, leading anti-bias and social-justice activities, and facilitating service learning.
This is an excellent opportunity for an educator who is seeking part-time experience as a lead teacher and/or wanting to investigate teaching in this age range. Support will be provided initially from the 7th & 8th grade English teacher and will continue by way of the Chair of the Middle School English Department and Assistant Head of Middle School for Academics.
Teach four sections of English
Collaborate and plan with grade level peers and the chair of the English department to implement curriculum
Serve as an advisor in the middle school
Other duties specified by divisional leadership
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Background in teaching English, Literacy, and/or Humanities at the middle school level
Experience with both standards-based assessment and progressive teaching methods
Experience with anti-bias and culturally responsive pedagogy
Experience teaching analytical writing skills
Strong organizational skills
Proficiency with incorporating technology into the classroom
High energy and a strong ability to connect with adolescents
Ability to effectively differentiate instruction
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to meet and adhere to multiple deadlines
Demonstrated commitment to professional development and lifelong learning
Bachelor’s degree in subject-area; teaching credentials preferred
At least 1 year working in a school setting, specifically with adolescent-age children and/or teaching Middle School English or other Humanities, preferred
Experience working as part of a collaborative team of teachers preferred
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references with emails and telephone numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “Parental Leave Position” in the subject-line. To learn more about our school, candidates should visit our website at www.brooklynfriends.org.
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