|Greene Street Friends School is a renowned and cutting-edge organization where you can make a real impact in the lives of children. The school's commitment to equity makes it unique in the City of Philadelphia. At Greene Street Friends School, we seek a dynamic workforce that demonstrates enthusiasm for our mission and demonstrates a commitment to co-creating an affirming and inclusive learning community. Interested candidates must complete an application and provide a resume and cover letter. As a condition of employment, all school employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 unless the Business Office approves a medical or religious exemption. |
Since 1855, Greene Street Friends School has educated children according to the Quaker principles of honesty, respect for the individual, peace, and simplicity. That tradition of innovation continues today with an emphasis on hands-on learning, peaceful methods of conflict resolution, cultural understanding, community service, environmental education, and the thoughtful incorporation of technology into the curriculum. Strong fundamentals and ethical strength prepare our students for a rapidly changing world and enable them to succeed with enthusiasm for learning and for life.
Greene Street Friends School is seeking a dynamic and visionary Lead Teacher in our 5th grade, for the 2023-2024 school year, with depth of experience and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Greene Street Friends School is a renowned and cutting-edge organization where you can make a real impact in the lives of children. The School's commitment to equity makes it unique in the City of Philadelphia. If our mission resonates with you, then this could be the greatest job you've ever had. The school has a current enrollment of 320 students, Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade and employs 70 dedicated faculty and staff.
5th-grade teachers instruct a core curriculum of math, language arts, social studies, and life skills in a self-contained teaching environment. A candidate for this role will also seek to establish a strong, affirming classroom culture that embodies the School's Quaker values and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Other duties include writing student reports; collaborating with students, colleagues, and families; attending meetings; and fulfilling other faculty duties, such as recess and lunch supervision.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, exemplified in their instructional practice and in the cultivation of impactful relationships with students, families/caregivers, and colleagues. Through a set of holistic and innovative instructional practices, they will adapt their teaching to fit the needs of their students. Moreover, they will have sound pedagogical skills, highly developed writing and organizational skills, and a student-centered approach to teaching, steeped in inspiring students to think creatively and critically.
- Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice both in their teaching practice and in building relationships with students and other community members
- Teach one section of 5th grade, a core curriculum of math, language arts, social studies, and life skills in a self-contained teaching environment
- Attend meetings, proctor recess and lunch duties according to a rotational schedule and report
- Maintain a growth mindset and actively participate in faculty professional development and supervision, including observations and feedback conversations, with support from the Associate Head of School
- Regularly review and update curriculum maps in partnership with grade level colleagues and the Associate Head of School
- Other duties as assigned by the Associate Head of School, such as occasionally chaperoning school events
- Supervising and ensuring the safety of students at all times
- Supporting student's social and emotional skills and growth
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Proficient with Google Suite or related software
- A comprehensive understanding of the field of education and a demonstrated willingness to explore and embrace new pedagogical practices, technologies and developing trends
- Exhibit a passion for teaching elementary and/or middle school aged children
Education and Experience:
- Prior experience teaching elementary and/or middle school aged children is highly preferred.
- Prior experience with math and language arts curricula, like Everyday Mathematics and Lucy Calkins preferred
- Documented prior experience in a classroom/education setting, experience in independent and Quaker schools highly desirable
- Prior experience working in a diverse setting and demonstrate a commitment to co-creating an affirming and inclusive learning community
- A bachelor’s degree in a related educational field is required. Advanced degree is preferred but not required
- Minimum of 3 years of experience teaching at the elementary level or middle school level
- Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
- Moves equipment weighing up to 50 pounds
This is a full time position that begins in August 2023. As a condition of employment, all employees who are employed with the school are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and able to provide proof of such vaccination. To make application for a medical or religious exemption, please contact the human resources department.
It is the policy of Greene Street Friends School to provide Equal Employment Opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer/employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, religion/creed, gender, marital status, pregnancy, ancestry, veteran status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other characteristic protected by the applicable federal, state, or local laws. This policy affects decisions including, but not limited to, terms and conditions of employment, an employee's compensation, benefits, opportunities for promotion, training and development. It is the policy of Greene Street Friends School to maintain a working environment free of all forms of discrimination, harassment and intimidation.
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