Friends School is a Quaker, co-educational, college preparatory school, Pre-K through Grade 12, in Baltimore City, enrolling 829 students, 32% of whom identify as children of color. We are guided by the Quaker ideals of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. We strive to be a purposefully inclusive community that reflects the racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and religious diversity of our city and our region.
Educators at Friends are expected to model and foster the habits of mind we believe are essential to an outstanding education: creativity, curiosity, empathy, reflection, and resilience. We seek educators whose teaching styles and experiences demonstrate:
- A desire to understand diverse attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and practices and to incorporate a culturally responsive lens into teaching and learning.
- A record of successful collaboration with colleagues, families, and students.
- A commitment to lifelong learning, and ongoing professional development.
- An ability to infuse technology to enhance student learning.
- An openness to interdisciplinary teaching.
- An appreciation for and understanding of the social and emotional development of students.
- Flexibility, optimism, and a sense of humor.
Context and Philosophy
Friends School of Baltimore has an opening for an Upper School Science Teacher to begin in August 2019. The position would be to teach multiple sections of physics and/or accelerated physics. Of particular interest are candidates who have experience teaching other science disciplines, such as chemistry, physical science, and engineering. Additionally, candidates who have experience using technology in their teaching, collaborating with colleagues, teaching in a block schedule, and using a diversity of assessment techniques are especially suited for this role. All Upper School teachers participate in the full program of an independent school in addition to their classroom responsibilities.
- Teach the core subject area(s) that honors the Quaker values and the Teaching and Learning Paradigm of Friends School.
- Advise a small group of students with whom you will progress through their years in the Upper School.
- Fulfill a “plus one” responsibility in the co-curricular or extra-curricular life of the school including clubs, coaching, special event planning, field trips, seminars, etc.
- Attend All-School Professional Days, Department meetings, and Upper School faculty meetings.
- Help move the initiatives of the School forward by serving on committees and lending their expertise and voice.
- Collaborate with teachers in their Department, within the division, and cross-divisionally.
- Provide parents and administrators with written and oral reports that explain in detail how a child is progressing in the various areas of his/her educational experience.
- Complete timely, detailed, and prescriptive progress reports, grades, and comments at regular intervals during the year for each student they teach.