This is a full time position in the Lower School and involves working with students in both small and large group settings. In addition to the teaching and supervising a core group of about fifteen students in grade 4, the successful candidate will actively collaborate with another core teacher, create collaborative programs with the specials teachers, and contribute actively to the Lower School Social Studies program development and other division wide initiatives. A proven ability and interest in reading and writing workshop, math workshop and an ability to evaluate students’ progress orally and in writing are important roles of the teacher. We are looking for candidates who can utilize researched based knowledge to work with colleagues and the divisional administrator to provide leadership and expertise in lower school. In addition to his/her teaching responsibilities, all Lower School faculty are expected to supervise students during recess, at lunch, during arrival and dismissal on a scheduled but regular basis. Faculty are also expected to be available for scheduled in-service days, full faculty meetings, divisional faculty meetings, conference days and events that may occur outside of the school day.
A successful candidate should have a BA in Elementary Education, or Literacy and 3-5 years of experience teaching preferably in an independent school. We are looking for a creative educator experienced in the reading and writing workshop program and utilization of the math workshop model for teaching math. He/she should have excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to use formal and informal assessments to diagnose students, as well as monitor student progress and achievement of instructional objectives.
Founded in 1876, Friends Academy is an independent Quaker college-preparatory private school located in Long Island, serving Early Childhood through 12th grade.