The SSFS International Student Program (ISP) is seeking an energetic, self-motivated, and experienced teacher of English as a Second Language for international high school. This may be a part-time position possibly extended to full-time. In addition to ESOL teaching responsibilities, the position includes participation in development of acculturation and enrichment programs, including evaluation and placement, orientation, trips, and curriculum development. The FTE (full-time equivalent) for this position has not yet been finalized. (.80 FTE would be considered full-time, benefit eligible;.60 FTE would be considered part-time, not benefit eligible)
SSFS is eager to consider applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have understanding of and experience in a variety of teaching methods, and she/he will be passionate about cross-cultural teaching. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in TESOL or a closely related field is required, and a Master’s degree in TESOL (or similar) is preferred. Candidates should have significant and relevant experience working in a school setting with students from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Experience living and working abroad is desirable. In addition to ESOL classes, the ideal candidate will have the capacity to support ESOL students by co-teaching content classes, like history or biology. <span "="" #53535c"="">
For all positions, SSFS seeks teachers who value the importance of issues of diversity and can both share and teach differing points of view. Applicants should embrace ongoing professional development, collaboration with colleagues, and have a desire to work with students making the transition from adolescence to adulthood in a supportive, challenging, college-preparatory environment. Candidates should have strong interpersonal and written communication skills and strong organizational skills, as well as basic computer literacy for both administrative and instructional purposes. Knowledge of Quaker beliefs and practice is helpful but not required.
Sandy Spring Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring and other school-administered programs.
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About Sandy Spring Friends School
Founded in 1961, Sandy Spring Friends School is a progressive, coed, academically-rigorous day and boarding school serving approximately 600 students from age three through 12th grade. The campus is located on 140 acres in the historic Sandy Spring area of Montgomery County, Maryland, and the School is approved by the Maryland State Board of Education and accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools.
SSFS offers an inquiry-based college preparatory program that emphasizes deep understanding throughout the curriculum while encouraging collaboration, instilling confidence, fostering practical experience, and cultivating respect for others. The School's teachers help students internalize a process we call "QRA” —Question, Reflection, Action—which ensures that they think critically, integrate new knowledge, and apply what they learn. We help students develop their individual sense of purpose as they become caring citizens of the world.
Our school’s culture, rooted in the idea that collaboration engenders achievement, can be traced to our Quaker heritage and abiding belief in the Quaker values of simplicity, equality, honesty, stewardship of the environment, and p...eaceful resolution of conflict. Our teachers are lifelong mentors and strive to identify and cultivate each student’s intellectual, extracurricular, and social passions. In doing so, we help shape students whose actions speak volumes and whose lives become exemplars—not only among their peers and families today but also in their personal, educational, and professional communities long after high school. Sandy Spring Friends School students are taught to act upon what they learn. This call to action propels their accomplishments as graduates, in college, and beyond.