The Middle School (grades 6-8) seeks teaching candidates for a Humanities position with a strong background in working with Middle School students as well as experience with History and English. A commitment to differentiated instruction and interdisciplinary partnership is essential for success.
The ideal candidate will exhibit strong interpersonal and classroom management skills, effective oral and written communication skills, and solid technology skills. We seek an individual who is dynamic, professional, and comfortably implements student-centered, inquiry-based learning strategies in the classroom. Some additional student supervisory responsibilities will also be part of the school day.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred with ideal candidates having two years or more classroom teaching experience, as well as being proficient with technology. Skilled integration of curriculum and pedagogy also highly desired. We seek teachers who value the importance of diversity, embrace ongoing professional development, and are willing to develop new initiatives as needs arise. Knowledge of Quaker beliefs and practices is beneficial, but not required.
Physical Requirements: Daily desk work including significant amounts of phone, zoom, and computer time; frequent walking both inside and outside campus buildings and navigating stairs, as well as walking around a large campus with uneven pavement; and bending/squatting as necessary to engage within a normal classroom setting.
Commitment to Diversity: Sandy Spring Friends School embraces the Quaker testimony of Equality and seeks applicants who represent all backgrounds and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We greatly value our diverse student population with 42% of students self-identifying as people of color and 89 international students representing 21 different countries. We actively seek faculty representatives of our students’ diversity. Click to learn more about diversity at Sandy Spring Friends School. Special consideration may be given to members of The Religious Society of Friends.
Sandy Spring Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring, and other school-administered programs.
SSFS offers an inquiry-based college preparatory program that emphasizes deep understanding throughout the curriculum while encouraging collaboration, instilling confidence, fostering practical experience, and cultivating respect for others. The School's teachers help students internalize a process we call "QRA” —Question, Reflection, Action—which ensures that they think critically, integrate new knowledge, and apply what they learn. We help students develop their individual sense of purpose as they become caring citizens of the world.
Our school’s culture, rooted in the idea that collaboration engenders achievement, can be traced to our Quaker heritage and abiding belief in the Quaker values of simplicity, equality, honesty, stewardship of the environment, and peaceful resolution of conflict. Our teachers are lifelong mentors and strive to identify and cultivate each student’s intellectual, extracurricular, and social passions. In doing so, we help shape students whose actions speak volumes and whose lives become exemplars—not only among their peers and families today but also in their personal, educational, and professional communities long after high school. Sandy Spring Frie...nds School students are taught to act upon what they learn. This call to action propels their accomplishments as graduates, in college, and beyond.