Location: Wilmington, Delaware
Type: Full Time
Lower School Third Grade Lead Teacher
Wilmington Friends School offers a college preparatory curriculum—including athletics, the arts and community service—in which Quaker values and high expectations are mutually supportive. The defining belief of Quakerism is that there is “that of God” in everyone. That belief gives rise to a school community that welcomes a variety of faith traditions and where we share an obligation to seek and answer what is best in ourselves and in others. Students at Friends are challenged to realize their potential: as learners, well prepared to succeed in college and career; as leaders, recognizing their power and opportunity to be agents of change; and as active and responsible members of communities, from the classroom to the world. The school seeks to serve students, age two through grade twelve, who demonstrate ongoing promise in their ability to succeed at Friends, both academically and in meeting expectations for integrity and conduct.
Wilmington Friends School is a Preschool to 12 Quaker, college preparatory, day school located in Wilmington, Delaware and enrolling approximately 740 students is seeking a full-time lead third grade teacher for the fall of 2023. We are seeking an experienced educator who has a strong background in elementary education and a passion for encouraging creativity, fostering academic, social-emotional and spiritual growth. A highly qualified candidate is one who:
Has experience teaching, understands the developmental needs of, and has a love for, working with elementary children
Will bring imagination, a positive attitude, and energy to work with children of ranging experiences and abilities
Is trained in Responsive Classroom
Has experience teaching Wilson Fundations and Singapore Math
Has a growth mindset and a desire to collaborate with colleagues
Demonstrates understanding of the principles of differentiated instruction
Possesses excellent communication and organizational skills
Is comfortable working with and mentoring an associate teacher
Has a track record of professional development related to supporting students’ academic and social-emotional development
A qualified candidate will have a minimum of an undergraduate degree, preferably in education, and related classroom experience.
We will invite, for interviews and demonstration teaching on campus, those candidates whose interests and experiences best fit our needs. We are particularly interested in hearing from qualified candidates who want to work in a school that emphasizes community-building, the value of diversity, the full development of each individual, and service to others.
If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references addressed to Julie Rodowsky, Head of Lower School, to Linda Beard (email@example.com
) by Friday, June 2nd although we will begin interviews as soon as we receive materials.
It is Wilmington Friends School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, first responder status, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. It is the intent and resolve of Wilmington Friends School to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. This equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, training, promotion, compensation, termination, and retirement.
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About Wilmington Friends School
Founded in 1748, Wilmington Friends School (WFS) is the oldest independent school in Delaware and the eleventh oldest in the nation. WFS is a preschool through 12th grade Quaker day school enrolling approximately 700 students.