Friends Seminary is seeking an experienced Head teacher for first grade for the 2017-2018 Academic year.
Candidates should demonstrate strong organizational skills, flexibility and a passion for working with Lower School students. Solid collaboration skills are critical as this position requires working closely with grade level teachers and our content area specialists. Candidates should demonstrate proficiency with the use of technology for teaching and learning in the classroom. Teacher will report to the Lower School Head, attend all faculty meetings, write student reports and hold regular parent /teacher conferences.
This position is ideal for the dynamic, knowledgeable, and collaborative teacher who has experience designing, planning and implementing curriculum for lower elementary grades. Fostering a classroom with a focus on inquiry based learning and the active exchange of ideas is central to our lower school program.
In support of the Friends Seminary mission, all candidates must be prepared to view curriculum as well as classroom and school culture through a lens focused on the core values of equality, diversity, and community engagement.
This is a full time position with competitive salary commensurate with experience. BA required, MA preferred.
Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
When submitting your required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position, i.e: Smith, John – Grade 1 Head Teacher -Friends Website You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. We do not exclude anyone on the basis of race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.
Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, under the care of the New York Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Through instruction and example, students follow their curiosity and exercise their imaginations as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the intellect through keen observation, critical thinking a...nd coherent expression, we strive to respond to one another, valuing the single voice as well as the effort to reach consensus. The disciplines of silence, study and service provide the matrix for growth: silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education occurs within the context of the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. "Guided by the ideals of integrity, peace, equality and simplicity, and by our commitment to diversity, we do more than prepare students for the world that is: we help them bring about the world that ought to be."*
* This last sentence is adapted from Faith and Practice: The Book of Discipline of the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (1974).
Adopted January 2006