Committed to a Quaker education, Friends Seminary generates spirit-filled, motivated students across all divisions. Friends Seminary students are a diverse, service-oriented group that pursues character development as much as intellectual achievement. Looking towards the future, the School’s current Strategic Plan
focuses on strengthening the educational program, teaching practice, and student experience.
Kindergarten - Grade 12, Friends enrolls nearly 800 students, 270 of which are in the Lower School. A K-4 division, the Lower School embraces interdisciplinary study, hands-on learning, maker-mindsets, and a focus on childhood. The Quaker tenets focus our work and support a reflective process: simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and service.
Friends Seminary is seeking an experienced Head teacher for the 2021-2022 Academic year. Candidates should demonstrate strong organizational skills, flexibility and a passion for working with Lower School students. Solid collaboration skills are critical as this position requires working closely with grade level colleagues and content area specialists.
Candidates should demonstrate proficiency with the use of technology for teaching and learning. The Teacher will report to the Head of Lower School, attend all faculty meetings, write student reports and hold regular parent/teacher conferences.
This position is ideal for the dynamic, knowledgeable, and collaborative teacher who has experience designing, planning and implementing curriculum for elementary grades. Fostering a classroom with a focus on inquiry based learning and the active exchange of ideas is central to our Lower School program.
In support of the Friends Seminary mission, all candidates must be prepared to view curriculum as well as classroom and school culture through a lens focused on the core values of equality, diversity, and community engagement.
This is a full time position with competitive salary commensurate with experience. 3+ years of elementary lead teaching experience preferred. BA required, MA preferred.
Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application
a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three professional references to email@example.com.
When submitting required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.
Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the school community.
Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.