Germantown Friends School is seeking several experienced, energetic, creative, and motivated early childhood educators for positions on the Main and Center City Campuses for the 2019-20 year. Applicants should have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. In addition to contributing to a warm, dynamic learning environment for the children, responsibilities include planning classroom curriculum, parent communication, both verbal and written, and participation in the larger program and school community. We expect teachers to support the mission of our school, including its commitment to diversity and multi-culturalism.
The ideal candidate will be:
Experienced in teaching in an early childhood classroom;
Knowledgeable about the developmental needs of young children;
Able to use a variety of instructional strategies to meet the needs of all ability levels;
Committed to the creation and sustainability of an inclusive, equitable learning environment for all students;
Interested in professional growth opportunities;
Experience with Responsive Classroom and the Reader’s/Writer’s Workshop model and integration of different curricular areas is beneficial. Previous classroom teaching experience and a Master’s degree are preferred. An understanding and appreciation of Quaker and independent schools will be helpful.
Be able to lift or carry children and equipment up to 45 pounds
Be able to turn, bend, reach and climb stairs
Be able to sit on the floor or child-sized furniture
Be able to actively participate in movement classes and games
Be able to work in a busy and occasionally noisy environment where there may be a number of activities and situations happening at once
Be able to supervise children outdoors in warm and cold weather
Germantown Friends School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are encouraged to apply.
About Germantown Friends School
Germantown Friends School is a Quaker, independent, co-educational day school serving students in grades EC-12. Located in an historic neighborhood in northwest Philadelphia, the school takes its identity from a constellation of four distinct elements: a vibrant intellectual community, an historic urban setting, a diverse school community and a grounding in Quaker principles.