The Computer Science and Digital Media department at Germantown Friends School is seeking a teacher to join its dynamic department. Computer Science classes at GFS intend to provide students with rich, engaging instruction in coding, digital media, and tinkering. The ideal candidate is an innovative, collaborative teacher with extensive content knowledge in the areas of computer programming, digital content creation, and web development. The candidate should derive joy from the ideas and expression of young people and impart upon them a love of all things tech. A Master’s Degree, while not required, is preferred.
The ideal candidate
has an active interest in developing and teaching elective courses in STEM
enjoys running STEM-related clubs and activities (e.g. robotics competition, hackathon)
may have experience in and enthusiasm for tinkering and making
combines a commitment to academic excellence with a joy for learning
actively and consistently considers curriculum and pedagogy through the lenses of diversity, equity, and inclusion
enjoys collaborating with colleagues (K-12) on curriculum and lesson planning
is fluent in the use of educational technology, including Google Classroom, Zoom, and Google Meet
manage a full teaching load, including January Term
advise a group of 8-10 students
participate in the life of the school, including required meetings and duties
support the school mission and strategic initiatives
support departmental goals and initiatives, including curriculum development and student-led events
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to email@example.com. Please include “US Computer Science Teacher” in the subject line.
Germantown Friends School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are encouraged to apply. For more information about the school, please visit our website at www.germantownfriends.org.
Germantown Friends School is a Quaker, independent, co-educational day school serving 900 students in grades K-12. Located in an historic, urban setting in northwest Philadelphia, the school takes its identity from a constellation of four distinct elements: a vibrant intellectual community, an historic urban setting, a diverse school community and a grounding in Quaker principles. For more information about the school, please visit our website atwww.germantownfriends.org.
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About Germantown Friends School
Germantown Friends School is a Quaker, independent, co-educational day school, serving early childhood through 12th grade. Located in northwest Philadelphia, the school is home to a vibrant intellectual community, located in a historic neighborhood, serving a diverse school community, with a robust educational program that is grounded in Quaker principles. For more information about the school, visit www.germantownfriends.org