Sandy Spring Friends school seeks a Long-Term Substitute to join our Upper School Math team. This position begins in February 2019 and ends mid-June 2019. The primary responsibilities include the teaching of five mathematics classes following the basic course framework and expectations of the full-time teacher. The substitute will be a dedicated professional who understands the demands of teaching and is able to develop daily lessons that meet the goals of the classes and those of the full-time teacher. This would include developing assessments, completing grading, maintaining advisory group and leading advisory group meetings, as well as performing all basic administrative duties (ex. maintain attendance records, accurate grade book, comment writing).
Additionally, the substitute will be required, on a limited basis, to be on duty after regular school hours beyond the normal school day.
Teach five sections of math classes - three sections of Advanced Algebra II (mostly 9th and 10th graders), one section of AP Statistics (12th graders), and one section of Algebra III (11th and 12th graders)
Maintain accurate attendance records for classes and activities
Serve as advisor for a group of 10th grade students and implement required advisory activities.
Attend after-school faculty meetings (Wednesdays from 2:45 to 4:30) and occasional parent-teacher meetings (generally from 3:35 to 4:15).
Participate fully in the school’s consensus-based decision-making process
Model Quaker values of simplicity, honesty, service, tolerance, and nonviolence in all aspects of school life.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in the mathematics or a closely related field (advanced degree preferred). The candidate must have strong interpersonal communications skills and solid technology skills for use in instructional and professional tasks. Knowledge of Quaker history and education is desirable, but not required. For all positions, SSFS seeks teachers who value the importance of issues of diversity and can both share and teach differing points of view.
To learn more about Sandy Spring Friends School and our programs, please visit our website at www.ssfs.org.
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.