Third- and Fourth-Grade ClassroomTeacher
  • Teacher

Cambridge Friends School, Cambridge, MA

Accredited by AISNE and FCE

Cambridge Friends School has an opening for a mixed-aged, third- and fourth-grade teacher, for the 2020-2021 school year.

Cambridge Friends School is dedicated to providing an outstanding education guided by Quaker principles. We engage students in meaningful academic learning within a caring community strongly committed to social justice. Candidates should have a working knowledge of project-based learning, Reading and Writing Workshops, as well as familiarity with the Investigations math curriculum. A successful candidate will carry out all responsibilities necessary to teach in our small, inclusive school, including but not limited to the following: documenting curriculum, developing lessons plans, instructing, managing the classroom and behavior, communicating with families, and participating richly and fully in the life of the School. Candidates should have a Bachelors in Education or a related field (Masters preferred), and experience teaching Lower School-aged students.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to: Cambridge Friends School, Katie Marion, 5 Cadbury Road, Cambridge, MA 02140 FAX 617.876.1815 or send to k.marion@cambridgefriendsschool.org with 3rd/4th Grade Teacher in the subject line.

We seek candidates who will add to the diversity of the school community. Cambridge Friends School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

 JOB REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching elementary school children
  • Knowledgeable and appreciative of the developmental needs of 8-10-year-olds
  • Able to use a variety of instructional strategies to meet the needs of all ability levels, with a particular focus on project-based curriculum
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Reading and Writing Workshop models
  • Familiarity with the Terc: Investigations in Numbers, Data, and Space math curriculum
  • Demonstrated knowledge of “best practices” in teaching and learning
  • Ability and desire to challenge and support students at all levels
  • Familiarity with the use of formative assessments to inform instruction
  • Proficiency with the purposeful use of digital technologies
  • Committed to collaborating and working as part of a team
  • Demonstrable strong classroom management
  • Familiarity with Responsive Classroom practices
  • Commitment to professional development and ongoing learning
  • Able to communicate effectively with parents, both in person and in writing
  • Committed to the creation and sustainability of an inclusive, antiracist, antihomophobic, equitable learning environment for all students.

How to apply:

Katie Marion, Head of Lower School and Assistant Head for Internal Affairs, k.marion@cambridgefriendsschool.org