Brooklyn Friends School (BFS), a thriving Preschool-12 grade school located in vibrant Downtown Brooklyn, seeks K-4 Associate Teachers. Founded in 1867, Brooklyn Friends School’s pillars of social justice, service learning/civic engagement, and Quakerism, serve as guideposts for our collective work. Guided by our mission, BFS provides a dynamic and vigorous learning environment, which cultivates compassionate, intellectually curious, and confident changemakers.
The LS Associate Teacher Program is typically a two-year experience at Brooklyn Friends School and is an essential part of the BFS learning community. LS Associate Teachers receive exceptional training for their eventual role as Head Teachers or other lead positions in a Lower School setting (i.e. math specialist, literacy specialist) while also providing BFS students with a high level of both care and instruction. The LS Associate Teacher role allows for more individualized attention, small flexible groupings, and an infusion of current best practices in LS classrooms. Associates have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of experiences and responsibilities that are needed to become successful classroom teachers.
Support, collaborate, and participate fully with the Head Teacher
Plan and conduct small group or whole class lessons
Assist with classroom management
Assess and document students’ needs
Support the social/emotional development of students
Work collaboratively with the grade-level teaching team
Perform necessary routine tasks and daily maintenance of the classroom
Engage in duties and care for the school community
Possesses MA or MS (or working towards an advanced degree) in Education
Has experience working with young children
Approaches work with flexibility, patience, and a willingness to learn
Demonstrates cultural competency and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Brings a passion and desire to create a joyful learning environment