Location: Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Friends' Central School Overview
Friends' Central School is an independent, coeducational Quaker day school founded in 1845 and serving approximately 819 students in Nursery through grade 12. Located in the Philadelphia suburbs, the School has two campuses. The Middle & Upper Schools are located just outside of West Philadelphia in Wynnewood, and the Lower School is on our Old Gulph Road campus in the heart of Wynnewood.
The exceptional faculty at Friends' Central offers a curriculum that cultivates the intellectual, spiritual, and ethical growth of our students. Our pedagogy is grounded in continuing revelation, reflection, integrity, and a willingness to accept responsibility. From Nursery to grade 12, our students participate in a process designed to foster creative, critical, and flexible thinking, along with compassion. As they transform from playful children to skilled, self-possessed teenagers, they are always intellectually curious and engaged thinkers. Friends' Central prepares graduates to succeed in college and in life.
Middle School Spanish and World Language Teacher
Friends' Central School seeks a full-time Middle School Spanish teacher starting in August 2023. The ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge of the content area, have a deep understanding of the developmental needs of 11-to-14-year-old students, be committed to the School's Quaker values and mission, and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. They will also be an enthusiastic, dynamic, and innovative teacher.
Teach four sections of Spanish to 7th and 8th grade students
Focus on building students skills in reading, writing and speaking in Spanish
Foster an inclusive classroom environment characterized by inquiry and exploration
Assess students progress and performance in a timely fashion
Communication with teachers, advisors and parents/caregivers regarding students needs and progress
Serve as an advisor to a group of 10 to 12 students, acting as point person between home and school
Participate in Faculty committees, grade team meetings and faculty meetings
Serve as a service project leader and club advisor
Chaperone field trips and other student activities that contribute to the life of the school
In addition to having a professional and educational background in teaching Spanish, we are looking for candidates who also possess the following:
Fluency in Spanish
Degree in Spanish or a related field
3-5 years of teaching experience, preferably in a middle school setting
Ability to relate well to middle school students
Willingness to contribute to the continuing development of curriculum
Ability to relate to parents and the wider community
Passion for understanding the world in a historical context
Willingness to understand and be committed to the School's Quaker values and mission
Ability to enhance the School's commitment to diversity and inclusivity as outlined in our Diversity Statement (see below)
Ability to be an engaged member of the Friends' Central faculty and wider community
Physical demands include dexterity for office machines and supply operation including but not limited to writing, using electronic devices, computer, phone, calculator, copy machine, fax machine, and printers. Stooping, bending, reaching and sitting or standing for extended periods of time are common.
To apply, please visit the Employment Opportunities page of our website for our online application. The application will ask for a resume, cover letter and three professional references. All applications should be completed by February 20, 2023.
Currently, Friends' Central requires COVID-19 vaccines for all faculty, staff, and students. There will be limited exemptions for medical or religious reasons.
Friends' Central School seeks candidates with a commitment to fostering an inclusive learning community who will address issues of diversity, as well as enhance the Philosophy of Inclusivity and Awareness articulated in our Diversity Statement.
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About Friends' Central School
Friends’ Central School is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory, Quaker day school, founded in 1845, serving 800 students in Nursery through grade 12. Located on two campuses in Wynnewood, Pa., Friends’ Central blends a rigorous curriculum with enduring Quaker principles of kindness, compassion, and generosity of spirit to create a solid foundation for a future of opportunity and success. Students at Friends’ Central School are taught to think critically and creatively, and they learn the value of good character and strong work ethic to develop into active and engaged citizens.
Friends’ Central seeks candidates who will enhance the philosophy of inclusivity and awareness articulated in our Diversity Statement.