Westfield Friends School is searching for a long-term substitute teacher for fourth grade from April 1 - May 29, 2018. A degree in Elementary Education is required; a Master’s degree is preferred. Preferred candidates will possess a high energy, positive and collaborative spirit and will be able to integrate teaching and technology, demonstrate excellent communication skills, collaborate with faculty, staff, students, and parents, embrace the idea of working with children with a range of needs and abilities from diverse backgrounds, and offer a broad commitment to the extracurricular life of the school. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
Create a positive learning community within the classroom that acknowledges and respects children’s social and emotional interactions, as well as the needs and gifts of each individual, while teaching how to become a caring and engaged member of the community
Teach a comprehensive literacy program, including all elements of best practices for reading and writing
Coordinate a social studies curriculum where students learn how to read information and use critical thinking in research and projects. Use units to develop an understanding of social, political, cultural and economic contributions of social groups and individuals
Differentiate instruction when needed to meet the needs of a variety of students with different learning styles, as well as areas of strength and weakness
Use assessment and evaluation tools to guide instructional decisions; maintain accurate, up-to-date records and communicate results in a timely manner with regard to student progress and performance
Perform professional duties efficiently as assigned by the Head of School, manage resources effectively and meet deadlines and meeting schedules set by the School
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Applications must be received by: January 24, 2018
Applicants should supply the following materials all in one pdf document:
Cover letter, Educational Philosophy, a resume and the contact information of three references. Only materials received in this manner will be considered.
Please send application materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Westfield is an equal opportunity employer. We do not exclude anyone on the basis of race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.