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  • Middle School English Teacher

    Wilmington Friends School, a Preschool to 12 Quaker, college preparatory, day school located in Wilmington, Delaware and enrolling 700 students, seeks a full-time middle school English teacher for the fall of 2018. This position involves teaching sixth grade English/writing, one section of eighth grade English, and serving as a student advisor. A highly qualified candidate is one who...
     
    Understands the developmental needs of the early adolescent and adolescent child;                
     
    Is familiar with current standards for curriculum development, teaching practice, and assessment in English/language arts, including National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) standards;
     
    Is familiar with current research and/or practice in teaching and learning English that places contextualized, multi-faceted, hands-on problems at the heart of the curriculum so that students have the opportunity to construct understanding and real-world application of English concepts and skills, particularly writing;
     
    Is passionate about literature and writing and is fostering this same enthusiasm in young scholars;
     
    Will bring imagination, a positive attitude, and energy to work with students of ranging experiences and abilities with social studies;
     
    Is committed to planning and teaching interdisciplinary and problem-based units in cooperation with other faculty;
     
    Is aware of and can use effectively a wide-range of techniques and methods in the classroom which stimulate students and which respond to different learning styles;
     
    Will contribute in other significant ways to the Wilmington Friends School community (e.g. coach a sport, help with drama productions, run professional development workshops, sponsor an activity, etc.);
     
    Seeks to serve on a faculty that in division-level groups and through committee work contributes significantly to school governance.
     
    Specifically, the highly qualified candidate will be able to teach all levels of English, grades 6-8 by setting high expectations for students in aspects of grammar, writing mechanics, vocabulary, and literary terminology. Teachers within the program also focus on the goal of developing students’ positive attitudes toward reading; their readiness to write—and to revise—in various modes; their confidence and facility in self-expression; and their capacity to organize and comfortably manage their assignments. Skills in speaking/oral presentation, reading, writing, vocabulary development, organization, and grammar and mechanics are taught in each course. Methods include in-class essays and take-home essays (in stages of thesis statement, outline, first draft, and final draft); student multimedia presentations; dramatizations; cooperative learning groups; reading aloud, and creative writing.
     
    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 your resume to Jonathan Huxtable, Head of Middle School (jhuxtable@wilmingtonfriends.org).  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 the full development of each individual, the value of diversity, and service to others.
     
     
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  • Part Time Middle School Computer Science Teacher

    Wilmington Friends School, a Preschool to 12 Quaker, college preparatory, day school located in Wilmington, Delaware and enrolling 700 students, seeks a part-time middle school computer science teacher for the fall of 2018.  This position involves teaching sixth grade computer science. The position may also include coaching of the division’s First Lego League (Robotics) team. A highly qualified candidate is one who...
     
    Understands the developmental needs of the early adolescent and adolescent child;           
    Will bring imagination, a positive attitude, and energy to work with students of wide-ranging experiences and abilities with computer science;
    Is aware of and can use effectively a wide-range of techniques and methods in the classroom which stimulate students and which respond to different learning styles;
    Is familiar with current national standards for and best practices in the teaching of computer science (CSTA) and technology (ISTE);
    Is enthusiastic about working in a department that oversees the scope and sequence and the developmental appropriateness of computer science and technology instruction and experiences from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade;
    Is committed to planning and teaching interdisciplinary units in cooperation with other faculty;
    Has experience teaching or can learn to teach applications and concepts including, but not limited to:
    Programming/Computational thinking concepts (Scratch, Lego Mindstorms, Gamemaker, Logic etc.)
    Data analysis, data abstraction, algorithmic thinking and computational problem solving HTML
    STEM and project-based learning
    Multi-media production (iMovie, Garageband, Photoshop, etc.)
    Social media
    Has an excellent command of the Macintosh computer environment and OS X;
    Has experience teaching Internet use, searching, and safety;
    Has experience with website design;
    Will contribute in other significant ways to the Wilmington Friends School community (e.g. coach a sport, help with drama productions, run professional development workshops, sponsor an activity, etc.);
    Is aware of and can use effectively a wide-range of techniques and methods in the classroom which stimulate students and which respond to different learning styles;
    Seeks to serve on a faculty that in division-level groups and through committee work contributes significantly to school governance;
     
    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 your resume to Jonathan Huxtable, Head of Middle School (jhuxtable@wilmingtonfriends.org).  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 the full development of each individual, the value of diversity, and service to others.
     
     
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  • Fifth Grade Lead Teacher

    Wilmington Friends School, a preschool to 12th grade Quaker, college preparatory, day school located in Wilmington, Delaware, enrolling approximately 700 students, seeks a full-time fifth grade teacher for the fall of 2018. A highly qualified candidate is one who:

    Understands the developmental needs of, and has a love for, working with children in the upper elementary grades
    Is familiar with teaching mathematics, using a Singapore math approach
    Will bring imagination, a positive attitude, and energy to educate children with a range of experiences and abilities
    Has experience using technology to enhance learning; students are in a one-to-one laptop program
    Is committed to planning and teaching in collaboration with the lead teachers in two other sections of fifth grade
    Seeks to serve on a faculty that is committed and involved in all areas of school life
     
    A qualified candidate will have a minimum of an undergraduate degree, preferably in education, and classroom experience, preferably at a fifth grade level.
     
    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, and the full development of each individual.

    If interested, please send a cover letter, resume and list of three references electronically to Linda Beard, Administrative Assistant to the Head of Lower School, lbeard@wilmingtonfriends.org.  Address the cover letter to Julie Rodowsky, Head of Lower School.
     
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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 full-time upper school math teacher beginning in the fall of 2018.

    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, Assistant to the Head of the Upper School, cweir@wilmingtonfriends.org. Address the cover letter to Rebecca Zug, Head of the Upper School.
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  • Upper School/ Middle School Spanish and French Teacher

    Wilmington Friends School, a preschool to grade 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/ middle school Spanish teacher beginning in the fall of 2018.

    A highly qualified candidate is one who:
    Has strong coursework (graduate level preferred) in Spanish and French
    Is highly fluent in the target languages
    Has experience teaching in an independent school
    Has experience working in an immersion classroom environment
    Is passionate about the language, grammar and writing and fosters this same enthusiasm in young scholars
    Is familiar with current research, trends, best practices and pedagogy
    Understands and loves working with high school aged students
    Is committed to and interested in working in a diverse, multicultural environment
    Is comfortable working with technology

    Specifically, the highly qualified candidate will be able to teach all levels of Spanish and French, grades 6-12.

    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 to the Head of the Upper School, cweir@wilmingtonfriends.org . Address the cover letter to Rebecca Zug, Head of the Upper School.
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  • Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher/Kindergarten Art Teacher

    Wilmington Friends School has an exciting employment opportunity for an assistant pre-kindergarten teacher/kindergarten art teacher for the 2018-19 school year.

    This full-time position carries two distinct but related roles. The first role is that of an assistant teacher in prekindergarten, where a Reggio Emilia inspired approach influences the program. The assistant teacher works closely with the lead teacher to offer a program that is child-directed and grounded in constructivist pedagogy.  The second role is that of kindergarten art teacher who is responsible for creating a program that fits with the developmental needs of the students, and that coordinates with the Early Years art program and with the art instruction students receive in grades one through five.

    A highly qualified candidate is one who:
    Has experience working with younger elementary-aged students
    Has experience teaching art to young children
    Has a familiarity with the philosophy and practices of Reggio Emilia
    Is flexible, open-minded and collaborative
    Holds a bachelor’s degree in a related field
    Is committed to cultural competency and is interested in working in a diverse environment

    If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references electronically to Linda Beard, Assistant to the Head of the Lower School, lbeard@wilmingtonfriends.org. Address the cover letter to Julie Rodowsky, Head of the Lower School.
     
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  • Lower School Associate Teacher (Kindergarten through 4th Grade)

    Associate Teachers for the 2018-19 School Year
    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.

    If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: Chris Loeffler, Assistant Head of Lower School
    cloeffler@wilmingtonfriends.org
     
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