Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Type: Full Time
Francis Parker School of Louisville is the only Independent, Progressive school located in Louisville, Kentucky on two campuses serving students from Preschool through High School, and we are "The School of Thought.” Our outstanding teachers provide individual attention in small, collaborative, active, and engaged classes. With students at the center of all that we do, we encourage intellectual engagement, curiosity, lifelong learning, and a spirit of innovation as we guide students to understand their responsibility to serve and to act. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and to continuously developing cultural competence. Francis Parker School of Louisville cultivates a joyful, compassionate, intellectual community that celebrates individuality and inspires independent thinking for life. We seek a full time Lower School Language Arts Teacher for the 2023-24 school year, with the possibility to start immediately. Visit our website at www.francisparkerlouisville.org for more information about the school.
The ideal candidate for this position will have a bachelors in education as well as a masters in a related field, a minimum of five years' experience, an understanding of Independent Schools, and an awareness of differentiated instruction. Candidates with particular strengths as literacy coaches, reading specialists, or gifted education specialists are highly encouraged to apply. Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, the ability and desire to work collaboratively, and dedication to continuously developing and practicing cultural competence in one’s teaching are also essential. Interest in coaching any extracurricular activities or sports is also a plus.
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About Francis Parker School of Louisville
Francis Parker School of Louisville (formerly St. Francis School) is a secular, Independent School founded in the Progressive tradition that is committed to equity and justice and located in Louisville, Ky. Our campuses are in two locations -- Goshen (Preschool-8th) and Downtown (High School). We are "The School of Thought," where intellectually challenging academics foster critical, independent thinking. Francis Parker School of Louisville is characterized by personal attention, small class sizes, community service, student-centric extracurricular activities, and outstanding teachers who are dedicated to their subject areas and their students. The school also has a deep commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and a commitment to cultural competence. In its Mission and in its classrooms, Francis Parker School of Louisville cultivates a joyful, compassionate, intellectual community that celebrates individuality and inspires independent thinking for life.