Friends Academy, an Independent Quaker Day School, PS-12th grade, is seeking an experienced full-time Grade 4 Lead Teacher for the Fall of 2021 (School Year, 2021-2022). The Grade 4 Lead Teacher will primarily teach math, collaborate on social studies and problem-based learning, and work in partnership with the cooperating teacher who will teach Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop in a semi-departmentalized model that bridges lower school to middle school. Lead teachers should be eager to engage in ongoing collaboration with colleagues on the grade level team, specialist area teachers, and administration.
All faculty members are expected to support activities and events that contribute to the life of the school and to attend departmental, divisional, and all-school staff meetings, and perform other duties as assigned. We are seeking dedicated professionals who encapsulate a love of teaching. Who respect others, possess a warm and inviting personality, and can demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills with colleagues, students, and parents.
Summary of Essential Duties:
the ability to handle the intensity required to work in a high-performing school, and remain organized, punctual, and reliable
a commitment to active and thoughtful engagement in work involving identity, diversity, equity, and inclusion
the ability to manage the behavior in a classroom consisting of 16-18 students using the Responsive Classroom (or similar) approach
a commitment to professional development to grow in current and best educational practices in reading, writing, math, and social studies
the ability to study curriculum and do the intellectual work needed to deliver instruction at a high level
strong knowledge of and experience with Singapore math and/or the CPA (concrete, pictorial, abstract) approach to mathematics
experience with inquiry-based learning
experience with Problem Based Learning
a strong understanding of how to use formal, informal, summative, and formative assessments to plan lessons and units of study, as well as help students, reach their potential
effective, excellent oral and written communication skills
Education and Experience:
A Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education is required. A Master’s Degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education is preferred. Three to five years of teaching experience is required (preferably in an independent school). Previous head teaching experience is preferred.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. An interested candidate should submit the following to email@example.com:
A resume and cover letter expressing interest in and why the candidate is qualified for the position. The cover letter should also include your salary requirement ;
Three to five professional references
Our Commitment to Diversity
Friends Academy is committed to our guiding principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of the world as we deepen and elevate our educational program. Friends Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring and retaining exceptional, dedicated people of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, or any other state or federally protected classification.
Founded in 1876 by Gideon Frost for “the children of Friends and those similarly sentimented,” Friends
Academy is a Quaker, coeducational, independent, college preparatory day school serving students from age
three through the twelfth grade. The school’s philosophy is based on the principles of integrity, simplicity, patience, moderation, peaceful resolution of conflict, and a belief that the silence and simple ministry of the “gathered meeting” brings the presence of God into the midst of busy lives. Friends Academy is committed to developing a diverse
community whose members value excellence in learning and growth in knowledge and skills, a genuine
commitment to service and ethical action, and an understanding that every life is to be explored, celebrated,
and enjoyed in the spirit of the Religious Society of Friends.