Plymouth Meeting Friends School provides an education based on the Quaker belief that there is that of God in everyone. Through its nurturing environment, the school offers an intellectually challenging and creative academic program to a diverse student body. Supported by adults who model respect and understanding, students reach toward individual strengths as responsible members of a community of learners.
Position: Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher
Full Time, Salaried: The position includes five full days per week in the classroom, as well as recess duties, faculty meetings and additional time outside of this schedule for parent teacher conferences and school events. The position includes benefits.
Position Description: Plymouth Meeting Friends School is seeking an experienced lead teacher for our Pre-Kindergarten class. The Lead Teacher works directly with 3 and 4 year old students to deliver a highly interactive, play-based program. Responsibilities include planning and implementing an active, integrated curriculum, and collaborating with the Assistant Teacher and PMFS colleagues in a creative, dynamic, values-based learning community. The Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher plans, supports and engages in the creation and execution of the preschool program grounded in play with academic intention.
Pre-Kindergarten at Plymouth Meeting Friends School offers a rich social, play-based atmosphere carefully planned to provide exploration, discovery and skill development. Experiential and project-based learning support students’ emerging social-emotional and communication skills. Outdoor exploration and open-ended activities nurture their sense of wonder and develop their critical thinking skills. The successful candidate will have experience with:
Establishing a positive classroom community and culture of belonging
Implementing strong classroom management skills
Creating and implementing an integrated and experiential play-based curriculum
Utilizing collaborative and community-building approaches to learning
Understanding the intellectual, social-emotional and physical development of 3 and 4 year olds
Supporting young children in using tools for effective communication and conflict resolution.
The ideal candidate is joyful about teaching and working with pre-school age children and demonstrates eagerness and passion for the developmental stages of early childhood. Essential competencies include familiarity with current research, trends, and best practices in progressive early childhood education.
Qualifications: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood or early elementary education is required. Applicants are expected to have at least three years of preschool classroom experience. Facility with usage and integration of technology are required. A strong alignment with Quaker testimonies and progressive education—in philosophy and teaching practice-- is expected. We actively seek candidates who reflect the rich diversity of our school community.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, a statement of educational philosophy and three professional references with contact information to email@example.com