Cambridge Friends School, a pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade Quaker School located in Cambridge, Massachusetts is seeking a second-grade classroom teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Cambridge Friends school is a mission-driven school with a commitment to project-based, experiential learning. Guided by the six Quaker Testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship, Cambridge Friends School focuses on educating the whole child in an environment that best positions the child for success. Guided by our mission, we are dedicated to social justice and equity. We engage students in meaningful academic learning within a caring community strongly committed to social justice.
A successful candidate will be knowledgeable in developmentally and grade-appropriate content and pedagogy, and a collaborative educator. Candidates should be committed to culturally responsive teaching that makes meaningful connections between students’ identities and life experiences and their learning and be invested in the School’s ongoing anti-bias efforts. A successful candidate will carry out all responsibilities necessary to teach in our small, inclusive school, and will participate richly and fully in the life of the school. Candidates should have a Bachelor’s in Education or a related field (Masters preferred), and experience teaching Lower School-aged students.
3+ years experience preferred teaching elementary school children
Knowledgeable and appreciative of the developmental needs of second-graders
Able to use a variety of instructional strategies to meet the needs of all ability levels, with a particular focus on project-based curriculum
Knowledge of and familiarity with Reading and Writing Workshop models
Familiarity with the TERC: Investigations in Numbers, Data, and Space math curriculum
Demonstrated knowledge of “best practices” in teaching and learning
Ability and desire to challenge and support students at all levels
Familiarity with the use of formative assessments to inform instruction
Proficiency with the purposeful use of digital technologies
Committed to collaborating and working as part of a team
Evidence of strong, positive student and classroom management
Familiarity with Responsive Classroom practices
Commitment to professional development and ongoing learning
Able to communicate effectively with parents, both in person and in writing
Committed to the creation and sustainability of an inclusive, antiracist, antihomophobic, equitable learning environment for all students.
It is Cambridge Friends School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, pregnancy, identity, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or any other status protected by applicable law.
Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and references to:
Cambridge Friends School (CFS), is a Quaker elementary school (grades pre-K – 8), located in North Cambridge, Massachusetts. One of the leading independent schools in Greater Boston, CFS offers an outstanding education guided by Quaker principles and a deep commitment to social justice.
We seek candidates who will add to the racial, cultural, and gender diversity of the school community.