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Job Type:
Full Time
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Kathryn Park Cook
Lower School
Grade Levels:
Preschool/Nursery, Kindergarten
Job Description:

TO APPLY: Please send resume, cover letter, education philosophy, and three recommendations to


General Position Description

The Early Childhood Lead Teacher creates and administers a classroom program that is conducive to student learning and which emphasizes mutual respect for all people. The Early Childhood Lead Teacher should use a variety of classroom techniques for learning and implement interdisciplinary, project-based work, field trips, outdoor experiences, educational technologies, and collaborative work with other teachers and classrooms into the pre-kindergarten program. The Early Childhood Lead Teacher is flexible and committed to a continuous process for professional growth.


Teaching Responsibilities

Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate, creative, engaging stimulating, and inquiry-based classroom program which includes interdisciplinary, project-based work, focuses on literacy and mathematics readiness skills, and utilizes educational technologies appropriately.

Promote high expectations, demonstrate a caring attitude, and establish an environment that supports social, emotional, and academic development in students.

Frequently communicate with parents and caregivers about children's progress by phone, email, face-to-face meetings, and reports.

Maintain a classroom website to be updated weekly.

Evaluate the progress of each student through formal and informal assessment, including portfolios.

Instruct children in small and large groups, and work one-on-one with students.

Use positive and productive Responsive Classroom management techniques for improving student behavior.

Integrate the Quaker testimonies of peace, simplicity, integrity, community and stewardship into the curriculum and during interactions with FFS community members.

Other related duties as assigned.

Professional Responsibilities

Advocate for the school, its staff, students and programs.

Attend and actively participate as a team member in all faculty meetings and professional development events.

Attend at least one professional development off-campus activity every other year.

Share recess and other duties equitably.

Applicant Requirements:

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

Experience in teaching Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing Workshop and using Responsive Classroom management techniques or a strong desire and willingness to be trained in these curriculums

3 years of teaching experience in related age groups and subjects

A comfort and excitement about working with children from diverse backgrounds.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

A high level of interest in collaborating with team members

A positive attitude and a growth mindset

Strong organizational skills

Educational Requirements

BA or BS in Early Childhood Education, or a related field. A Master’s degree is preferred.

Additional Info:
Job Posting Expiration Date: 05/31/2019
Non-discriminatory Statement:
Preschool/Nursery, Kindergarten
Position Level:
Lower School
School Name:  Frankford Friends School
Street Address: 1500 Orthodox Street
City: Philadelphia
State: PA
Zip Code: 19124
Country: USA
Phone: 215-533-5368
Fax: 215-533-5523
Head of School: Kathryn Park Cook
Founding Date: 1833
Day / Boarding: Day Only
Age / Grade Levels: PreK-8
Enrollment Size: 173
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03/10/2019 1500 Orthodox Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Country: USA
1500 Orthodox Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124

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