Lower School – Second Grade Reading and Math Teacher – Part-time
Friends School of Baltimore
September 13, 2018
Part Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
Friends School is a Quaker, co-educational, college preparatory school, Pre-K through Grade 12, in Baltimore City, enrolling 831 students, 32% of whom identify as children of color. We are guided by the Quaker ideals of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. We strive to be a purposefully inclusive community that reflects the racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and religious diversity of our city and our region.
Educators at Friends are expected to model and foster the habits of mind we believe are essential to an outstanding education: creativity, curiosity, empathy, reflection, and resilience. We seek educators whose teaching styles and experiences demonstrate:
A desire to understand diverse attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and practices and to incorporate a culturally responsive lens into teaching and learning.
A record of successful collaboration with colleagues, families, and students.
A commitment to lifelong learning, and ongoing professional development.
An ability to infuse technology to enhance student learning.
An openness to interdisciplinary teaching.
An appreciation for and understanding of the social and emotional development of students.
Flexibility, optimism, and a sense of humor.
Context and Philosophy: Friends School of Baltimore has an opening for a part-time teacher to teach Reading and Math in second grade. This teacher will teach mathematics using the Singapore Math in Focus curriculum and Reading using the Wilson Fundations method and other established curriculum. Of particular interest are candidates who have experience using technology in their teaching, collaborating with colleagues, and who will incorporate multi-sensory teaching techniques and has an understanding of the developmental needs of our students. We seek candidates who bring innovation to the classroom, can engage students through varied teaching methodologies, and have regular and effective communication with parents. Candidates may be asked to share materials that demonstrate these qualities during the interview. Reading and Math will be taught by this teacher for approximately 10 hours per week. Candidates should be available to work Monday – Friday during various hours in our 10-day schedule. In addition to classroom duties, expectations include attendance at a team meeting. This position is for the current school year.?
We need a teacher with experience and/or background with:
differentiating instruction to meet the needs of a variety of learners
strong classroom management skills (with a sense of “where” these children are, developmentally)
direct teaching of reading skills, preferably with a reading background with a specific skills set (i.e. Wilson, Orton-Gillingham, Phonographics) to meet needs of children on any/all reading levels
teaching of math using multi-sensory approaches, developmentally appropriate strategies and activities
Teach the core subject area(s) that honors the Quaker values and the Teaching and Learning Paradigm of Friends School
Attend All-School Professional Days, team/department meetings
Help move the initiatives of the School forward by serving on committees and lending his/her expertise and voice
Write lesson plans in his/her absence
Collaborate with teachers in his/her team/department, within the division, and cross-divisionally
Ensuring the safety of his/her students at all times they are in her/his care
Maintain a visually-attractive classroom and learning environment for the students, including maintaining bulletin boards in the classroom and hallways
Support in the development of students’ social skills
Provide parents and administrators with written and oral reports that explain in detail how a child is progressing in the various areas of his/her educational experience
To maintain a current understanding of best practices in the subject areas he/she teaches and have an understanding of the developmental needs of the age group of students in his/her care
Bachelor's degree required; experience preferred
Candidates with experience in independent, public, charter, or parochial schools and from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should apply at www.friendsbalt.org. Go to About>Work at Friends>current employment opportunities>and click the tab pertaining to this position, then follow the instructions to apply. A search committee will review candidate information and then will contact those candidates they are interested in having a conversation with about the position.
Friends School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and its employment decisions are without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.