Westtown School is an independent, co-educational, pre-K to 12, college preparatory day and boarding school located in suburban West Chester, PA, approximately 30 miles from Philadelphia. Situated on a beautiful 600-acre campus, Westtown offers state-of-the-art facilities where our committed faculty and staff inspire and prepare our students to be stewards and leaders of a better world.
Students at Westtown are challenged to realize their intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual potential. A spirit of inquiry reigns in the classroom and students are encouraged to think creatively, to feel the condition of others, and to listen to their inner selves. Westtown expects students to be critical, independent thinkers who can work with a spirit of cooperation, understanding, and tolerance of the views of others. The Westtown experience is defined by rigorous academic preparation for college, community living in a diverse environment, weekly Meeting for Worship, and service. Quaker values and practices pervade the curriculum and culture, encouraging each community member to value diversity, to seek peace and justice, and to demonstrate respect for self and others.
Westtown School is searching for a full-time Lower School Homeroom Teacher to join our faculty. Our Lower School serves students in pre-K through 5th grade. Applications are invited from candidates with expertise and interest in teaching grades pre-K to 5th.
Teaching core academic subjects in the areas of literacy, math, and thematic studies with a culturally responsive and inclusive lens;
Supporting students’ social-emotional and identity development;
Narrative report writing and parent/teacher conferences;
Collaboration with classroom and special area faculty;
Planning and chaperoning field trips;
Divisional community duties (e.g. arrival, recess, dismissal);
Serving on committees.
BA or BS degree in Education or related Education field; advanced degree preferred
A minimum of 1-3 years of classroom teaching experience
Demonstrated passion and joy for working with Lower School students
Knowledge of child development and a commitment to social-emotional learning, differentiated instruction, and inquiry- and project-based teaching
Strong collaboration and oral and written communication skills
A deep commitment to enhancing an inclusive school community, for children and adults, based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices
Strong affinity for the mission of Westtown School and an educational philosophy consistent with the school’s Quaker values
Guided by the Quaker belief that there is that of God in all persons, Westtown School is a community of learners who value, and are themselves strengthened by, the rich diversity of its members. As a school, we seek to prepare students for living and leading in a diverse and complex world. As a community, we aspire to inclusivity and respect. To these ends, we welcome qualified students, faculty, staff, and trustees of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, family structure including marital or parental status, and socioeconomic status. Westtown School does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of these characteristics in any of its policies, procedures, or practices relating to admission, access to activities or programs, hiring, or other employment-related decisions.
Interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Sherri Farenwald, Director of Human Resources, at http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job