Friends Academy seeks a passionate, positive, and innovative Upper Elementary teacher for the 2018-2019 academic school year. Responsibilities and qualifications include but are not limited to: Design and implement differentiated and student-centered curriculum Encourage creativity, thinking, and learning based on the Mission of Friends Academy Willingness to work within a collaborative and inclusive culture Collaborate with faculty and specialists to create an integrated academic program commitment to social justice and global citizenship. Understanding of Learning Portfolios and Project-based learning Dedication to social-emotional learning and Responsive Classroom practices Commitment to the out-of-doors and to taking advantage of Friends Academy’s 64-acre campus, nature trails, garden, and outdoor learning spaces Relentlessly sunny outlook on the world and opportunities for young people Understanding of positive discipline and Morning Meetings aimed at creating a caring school community. Commitment to ongoing professional growth Attend faculty meetings and positively contribute to discussion and dialogue Write individual comments for each marking period Willingness to be involved with our external programs and the school’s commitment to outdoor education (Fall Outside the Classroom Week/Spring Overnight, daily recess) Commitment to the Mission, history, traditions and continuous innovation of our 200+yr old school community
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and teaching experience required A passion for elementary school, a sense of humor, and irrepressible positivity and warmth Commitment to teaching and learning in a vigorous progressive school community with a commitment to equity and inclusion.
Friends Academy Statement of Mission and Philosophy: The mission of Friends Academy is to provide each student with an educational foundation that will instill the academic knowledge, skills, and understanding; responsible citizenship; respect for diversity and differences; and sense of well being needed for a lifetime of learning and personal growth.
This mission is based on the beliefs that: academic knowledge, skills, and understanding include the areas of English, mathematics, natural and social sciences, world languages, and the arts and the skills of reading, reasoning, computing, investigating, writing, speaking, problem-solving, and creating;
responsible citizenship includes honesty, commitment, and respect for others, the environment, and the community;
respect for diversity and differences involves building a community and creating programs and curriculum that are attentive to issues of learning, race, ethnicity, family configuration, sexual orientation, gender, religion, and economic status; and
a sense of well being is nurtured through the development of self-esteem, self-confidence, and healthy social interactions.
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