Friends Academy is a small, progressive EC-8 school of 250 students on the South Coast of Massachusetts. We are known for having a strong sense of community that balances academics, arts, social and emotional learning, athletics, and outdoor activities.
We are looking for an art teacher for the 2020-21 academic school year to join our Middle School team. This role will include teaching sections of art to 5th through 8th grade, advising a group of students, assisting in the drama program, and working with students to make the yearbook.
The arts are very important at Friends Academy, and all students have several periods of art/music per cycle in their schedules. Our specialists are usually practicing artists outside of school who enjoy sharing their craft with students. Art teachers expose students to different types of media, from ceramics to painting to fashion. Some units are connected to curricula in other disciplines such as Social Studies or Science. Teachers have great autonomy in shaping the curriculum.
The ideal candidate would:
Love Middle School students and learning
Serve as a role model for students and demonstrate a commitment to our school's mission
Design, implement, and creatively deliver curriculum
Promote responsible citizenship and respect for diversity and differences
Have a positive outlook on the world and opportunities for young people
Desire to contribute to something larger than oneself and have a deep-seated belief in the power of teamwork
Differentiate curriculum for different types of learners
Be dedicated to social-emotional learning and positive discipline practices
Collaborate with grade teams and departments to create an integrated academic program for our students
Help prepare for and facilitate Student-Led Conferences
Be involved in extracurriculars as well as Outside the Classroom trips and overnights
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field as well as teaching experience
A passion for middle school, a sense of humor, and positivity and warmth
Dedication to teaching and learning in a vigorous, progressive school community with commitment to equity and inclusion.
We would love to hear from you! To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Susan Yao, Head of Middle School, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Friends Academy
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