Summary All employees of Princeton Friends School work to help the school fulfill its mission:
Drawing on a rich tradition of Quaker values and practices, Princeton Friends School is committed to creating a diverse, vibrant learning community in which young people engage their natural curiosity, discover and express their individual voices and gifts, acquire intellectual, physical, artistic, and life skills, and develop a sense of responsibility for themselves and others. Princeton Friends both prepares students for the world that is and models possibilities for the society they will one day help to create.
Reporting to the Head of School, the Lower School Science Teacher is responsible for planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum and differentiated instruction for assigned students.
In collaboration with colleagues, and under the supervision of the Head of School, the Lower School Science Teacher’s responsibilities include:
Design, plan and teach developmentally appropriate curriculum for assigned subject areas
Develop lessons and instructional materials that support individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the learning needs of assigned students
Use a variety of instructional and assessment strategies
Provide learning opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, problem-solving, critical and creative thinking
Create and provide a supportive and caring classroom environment in which students learn cooperatively, and interact positively with one another
Model respectful interactions with students of diverse backgrounds while responding to their individualized needs
Create an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers
Share samples of student work and communicate with parents regarding your class’s goals, major projects, and assessments on a regular basis
Provide feedback to students on assigned work in a timely manner
Maintain accurate and useful records of individual student work and progress
Establish and adhere to agreed-upon systems for holding students responsible for their work, and communicate with students’ advisors and parents when a need arises
Continue to develop professionally by reflecting on teaching practice and actively participating in professional development opportunities within the Quaker and/or independent school community
Assist in student arrival and/or departure as well as transitions between class periods
Support colleagues through collaborative planning, curriculum development, and peer observation during meetings and/or designated professional learning time
Provide regular communication to students and parents on academic progress and needs including class assignments, homework, assessments, performance progress, and behavior
Write reports to parents on students’ academic progress, social growth, and learning needs at designated times of the year and meet with parents as necessary
Perform assigned non-instructional duties and participate in the life of the school community
Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, Science, or related field
3-5 years experience in an educational setting teaching Science
Training in Cultural Competency, Google Classroom, Responsive Classroom, Wilson Fundations, Bridges Mathematics, and Writing Workshop a plus.
Drawing on a rich tradition of Quaker values and practices, Princeton Friends School is committed to creating a diverse, vibrant learning community in which young people engage their natural curiosity; discover and express their individual voices and gifts; acquire intellectual, physical, artistic, and life skills; and develop a sense of responsibility for themselves and others. Princeton Friends both prepares students for the world that is and models possibilities for the society that these young people will one day help to create.