Cambridge Friends School, a PreK-8 Quaker school in Cambridge, Massachusetts is seeking a motivated self-starter for a 1st grade teacher for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year.
Cambridge Friends School is dedicated to providing an outstanding education guided by Quaker principles. We engage students in meaningful academic learning within a caring community strongly committed to social justice. The school’s strength is its Quaker inspired mission and the tremendous passion the educators, students, parents, friends, and trustees have for the school.
We seek candidates who will add to the racial, cultural, and gender identity of the school community. Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, statement of educational philosophy, resume, and references to: Cambridge Friends School, Human Resources, 5 Cadbury Road, Cambridge, MA 02140 FAX 617.876.1815 or send to firstname.lastname@example.org with 1st Grade Teacher in the subject line.
Candidates should have a working knowledge of Project Based Learning and Reading and Writing Workshops as approaches to best practices in instruction. Candidates should have familiarity with the Investigations math curriculum. Our successful candidate will carry out all responsibilities necessary to teach in our small, inclusive school, including but not limited to the following: documenting curriculum, developing lesson plans, instructing, classroom/behavior management, and participating richly and fully in the life of the School.
Our ideal 1st grade teacher is a passionate, compassionate, collaborative, dedicated, reflective practitioner who uses creativity as the basis for unique lesson plans that are brought to life in a fun and imaginative way. The ideal candidate also has strong leadership skills, is an excellent communicator, and can motivate and inspire children in a positive manner.
BA or MA in Education / Early Childhood Education
Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills.
Evidence of strong instruction and adherence to applicable "best practices" of elementary learning and instruction, especially for early literacy and math.
Expertise or training in inquiry-based, experiential education, preferred.
Demonstrated interest, commitment, and ability to challenge students at all levels.
Knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching philosophy and the developmental needs of students.
Evidence of strong, positive student & classroom management.
Commitment to social justice, antiracist, and antihomophobic education
Ability to use assessments to inform instruction.
Commitment to establishing effective, proactive and positive parent communication.
Proficiency with classroom technology (e.g., interactive white board, computers, etc.).
Ability to be flexible in assignment and work hours required
Commitment to Professional Development
Additional Salary Information: CFS salaries are determined using a step scale based on experience
Cambridge Friends School (CFS), is a Quaker elementary school (grades pre-K – 8), located in North Cambridge, Massachusetts. One of the leading independent schools in Greater Boston, CFS offers an outstanding education guided by Quaker principles and a deep commitment to social justice.
We seek candidates who will add to the racial, cultural, and gender diversity of the school community.