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FFS is searching for a Lower School Assistant Teacher to assist the lead teacher in planning and implementing a creative, engaging and stimulating classroom program that entails a high level of collaboration amongst students, includes interdisciplinary, project-based work, and which utilizes educational technologies appropriately. You'll be instructing children in small and large groups, working one-on-one with students, help with maintaining classroom materials and general housekeeping tasks, and integrate our values of peace, simplicity, integrity, community and stewardship into the curriculum and when interacting with community members.
The successful candidate is a collegial and dedicated teacher who has the ability to establish cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and parents and a comfort and excitement about working with children from diverse backgrounds.
General Position Description
The Lower School Teacher creates and administers a classroom program that is conducive to student learning and which emphasizes mutual respect for all people. The Lower School Teacher is flexible and committed to a continuous process for professional growth. The Lower School Teacher is a collegial member of the Lower School teaching team and of the FFS faculty and staff.
The Lower School Teacher uses a variety of classroom techniques for learning and implements interdisciplinary, hands-on, project-based work, field trips, outdoor experiences, educational technologies, and collaborative work with other teachers and classrooms into the program.
Major responsibilities include developing creative and innovative curriculum, teaching all aspects of elementary classroom program, cooperating with a team in project-based learning initiatives, and participating in/directing Lower School activities. These activities include advising, lunch and recess, chaperoning field trips, offering individual help where needed, participating in admissions-related events, writing reports, and other related activities that contribute to the Lower School community. All teachers are members of at least one school committee and engage in at least one other activity/job that benefits the school community, as determined by the Head of School, such as leading a team, organizing all-school events, or overseeing activities.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
BA or BS in Education, or a related field. An elementary specific certification or advanced degree is preferred.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Full time, exempt employee, with benefits
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Frankford Friends School is seeking per-diem substitute teachers to substitute in PreK through 8th grade in an independent school. Teachers with an Associates Degree or higher are encouraged to apply. Substitute teachers may be called for daily needs or for longer term assignments. They should be reliable, prompt, organized, love children, and available from 7:45am-3:00pm. All clearances must be up to date (paid for by FFS). Substitutes make $100 per day.