We are currently seeking dynamic educators to work as substitute teachers in our Lower School grades PK3 –Grade 5. Qualified candidates will be posted on our list of Lower School substitutes and hired on a per diem basis as needed. Sandy Spring Friends School seeks to nurture the whole child, and a successful candidate should enjoy and possess the ability to work with elementary age children who represent a broad range of abilities and learning styles. SSFS seeks candidates who value the importance of diversity and can share, teach, and appreciate differing points of view.
Qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education or closely related field; a master’s degree is desirable. Prior teaching experience in a pre-primary and/or lower school is preferred. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, effective oral and written communication skills, and experience working with cooperative and differentiated instruction. Familiarity with Quaker education would be advantageous. To learn more about Sandy Spring Friends School and the Lower School program, 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
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 peaceful 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 Frie...nds School students are taught to act upon what they learn. This call to action propels their accomplishments as graduates, in college, and beyond.