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  • Lower School Associate Teacher (Kindergarten to 3rd Grade)

    Wilmington Friends School, a preschool to 12th grade Quaker, college preparatory, day school located in Wilmington, Delaware, enrolling approximately 700 students, seeks associate teachers for kindergarten through third grade for the 2019-20 academic year. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Chris Loeffler, Assistant Head of Lower School (cloeffler@wilmingtonfriends.org).
    The mission of Wilmington Friends School’s associate teacher program is to give lower school lead teachers excellent classroom support in their work with students while providing hands-on experience and mentoring to teachers relatively new to the field of education. Associate teachers support the work of lead teachers in a multitude of ways. Associate teachers are involved in virtually every aspect of classroom teaching. They have a range of responsibilities depending on their interests and level of experience and on the particular lead teacher with whom each is working. Over the course of the year, an associate teacher is typically involved in most of the following duties:

    working with individual students or small groups in all subject areas
    leading the full class while the lead teacher is in a meeting or off-campus
    covering recess and lunch
    lesson planning, preparation and/or implementation
    reading aloud to the class
    attending parent conferences
    assessing student work
    In addition to classroom duties, associates are involved in a professional development program, including regular meetings with all associates, supervisory meetings with the assistant head of lower school, and regular professional development retreats.
    In addition to a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, successful candidates usually have significant prior experience working with children, as well as coursework in elementary education. Most important is an ability to work closely with another teacher in supporting children’s growth. A candidate must be a flexible person willing to take on various challenges to succeed in this job. Because we are looking to train future lead teachers through their work in the program, we are most interested in candidates who hope to gain teaching experience in preparation for taking on a lead teaching position. These positions, therefore, are structured as one- to three-year experiences. Candidates with diverse backgrounds – and candidates committed to working on diversity issues – and members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) are particularly encouraged to apply.
    Associate positions are full- or part-time depending on grade level and we work to find the best match in regard to teaching experience and philosophy for each lead-associate team.

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  • Upper School Mathematics Teacher

    Wilmington Friends School, a preschool to 12 Quaker, college preparatory day school located in Wilmington, Delaware and enrolling 700 students, has an exciting employment opportunity for a part-time upper school math teacher beginning in the fall of 2019.
    A highly qualified candidate is one who:

    • Has significant experience teaching a variety of mathematics courses at the high school level, preferably including Advanced Placement statistics and International Baccalaureate curriculum
    • Has an advanced degree in mathematics
    • Is familiar with current research, trends, best practices and pedagogy
    • Understands and loves working with high school aged students
    • Is committed to working in a diverse, multicultural environment
    • Has a high comfort level using technology in the classroom
    • Is willing and eager to take on significant co-curricular responsibilities outside of the classroom as assigned by the Upper School Division Head
    Wilmington Friends School is an International Baccalaureate world school and offers the Diploma Programme in grades 11th and 12th.  All teachers and departments are expected to participate in the preparation of our students for this international standard.
    If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references electronically to Chrissy Weir, Administrative Assistant Upper School/IB at cweir@wilmingtonfriends.org. Address the cover letter to Rebecca Zug, Head of the Upper School.
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