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  • Lower School Associate Teacher (Kindergarten through 4th Grade)

    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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  • Assistant Teacher-PreKindergarten/Art Teacher-PreKindergarten

    Wilmigton Friends School has an exciting employment opportunity for an assistant pre-kindergarten teacher/kindergarten art teacher.

    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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  • One Year Upper School European History 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 one-year full-time upper school history teacher for the 2018-19 school year.

    A highly qualified candidate is one who:
    Has strong coursework (graduate level preferred) in European history.
    Has experience teaching in an independent school and familiarity with the IB diploma programme.
    Is familiar with current research, trends, best practices and pedagogy.
    Understands and loves working with high school aged students.
    Is committed to cultural competency and interested in working in a diverse environment.
    Is comfortable working with technology.
    Has the collaborative skills to work with a department (grades preK-12) of dedicated talented colleagues, and the leadership skills to potentially lead the department.
    Is willing and eager to take on significant co-curricular responsibilities outside of the classroom as assigned by the Upper School Division Head.

    Specifically, the highly qualified candidate will be able to teach European history and twentieth century world history that aligns with IB assessments.
    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 Chemistry and Physics 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 science teacher beginning in the fall of 2018.

    A highly qualified candidate is one who:
    Has strong coursework (graduate level preferred) in Chemistry and/or Physics.
    Has experience teaching in an independent school.
    Is familiar with current research, trends, best practices and pedagogy.
    Understands and loves working with high school aged students.
    Is committed to cultural competency and interested in working in a diverse, environment.
    Is comfortable working with technology.
    Has the collaborative skills to work with a department (grades preK-12) of dedicated talented colleagues, and the leadership skills to potentially lead the department.
    Is willing and eager to take on significant co-curricular responsibilities outside of the classroom as assigned by the Upper School Division Head.

    Specifically, the highly qualified candidate will be able to teach all levels of Chemistry and Physics, grades 9-12.

    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, 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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