Overview Brooklyn Friends School (BFS), a thriving Preschool-12 grade school located in vibrant Downtown Brooklyn, seeks an expert educator to serve as Lower School Head Teacher in our Kindergarten for a maternity leave in a remote setting from March until June. Founded in 1867, Brooklyn Friends School’s pillars of social justice, service learning/civic engagement, and Quakerism, serve as guideposts for our collective work. Guided by our mission, BFS provides a dynamic and vigorous learning environment, which cultivates compassionate, intellectually curious, and confident changemakers.
Reporting to the Head of Lower School, the Lower School Head Teacher collaborates with classroom and grade level colleagues, specialist teachers, and administration to plan, create, and implement curriculum. They should have experience working with and teaching a constructivist math program, a balanced literacy program, the writing process, and an integrated curriculum. Demonstration of strong classroom management skills, comfort using classroom technology, an investment in continued professional growth, and a commitment to promoting a diverse community is expected. They are responsible for ongoing assessment and communication with parents and the Head of the Lower School about children’s progress. Additionally, the Head Teacher is responsible for mentoring an Associate Teacher. All Lower School teachers are expected to be active community members, sharing supervisory duties and general support and care of the school community.
- Support the academic/social/emotional development of all students - Collaborate well with colleagues to plan, create, and implement curriculum - Communicate effectively with families with regards to all aspects of classroom life and child development - Be responsible for mentoring an Associate Teacher - Be responsible for ongoing student assessment - Share supervisory duties and general support and care of the school community - Perform necessary routine tasks and daily maintenance of the classroom
Graduate degree in education
3-5 years teaching experience
Relevant experience with the age/grade
Strong classroom management skills
Experienced teaching a constructivist math program, a balanced literacy program, the writing process, and an integrated curriculum
Invested in continued professional growth
Demonstrates strong communication skills (oral and written)
Comfortable working with families
Comfortable using classroom technology
Seeks to be an active community member
Approaches work with flexibility, patience, and a willingness to learn
Demonstrates cultural competency and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Brings a passion and desire to create a joyful learning environment