Plymouth Meeting Friends School provides an education based on the Quaker belief that there is that ofGod in everyone. Through its nurturing environment, the school offers an intellectually challenging andcreative academic program to a diverse student body. Supported by adults who model respect andunderstanding, students reach toward individual strengths as responsible members of a community oflearners.
Immediate Opening: Assistant Teacher– 2nd Grade, 2022-2023 school year
Part Time, Salaried: The position includes five mornings a week in the classroom (7:45am-12:45pm), as well as recess duties and additional time outside of this schedule for field trips, parent teacher conferences, and full professional development days.
Position Description: Assistant teachers are a vital part of the Plymouth Meeting Friends School faculty. They serve as an important part of a two-person teaching team and support the lead teacher in all academic endeavors. At PMFS, assistant teachers work directly with students in all subject areas. They collaborate with lead teachers to deliver a highly interactive, integrated program; lead lessons and literature groups; craft lesson plans and implement curriculum; and devise and administer formal and informal assessments.
Assistant teachers co-lead learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom; and they support an evolving social and experiential academic curriculum. They regularly confer with students about academic and social concerns.
The ideal candidate demonstrates eagerness and enthusiasm for elementary school aged students and has experience supporting children with tools for effective communication and conflict resolution. Experience with readers’ and writers’ workshop and inquiry based approaches to learning, while supporting diverse learning styles is essential. PMFS Assistant Teachers are well versed in current research, trends, and best practices in elementary education and are committed to working in a creative, dynamic, values-based learning community.
Qualifications: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in elementary education, early childhood education or special education. Applicants are expected to have at least one year of professional teaching experience. Familiarity with the usage and integration of technology is required. A strong alignment with Quaker testimonies and progressive education—in philosophy and teaching practice-- is expected. We actively seek candidates who reflect the rich diversity of our school community.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, a statement of educational philosophy and three professional references with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.