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Upper School, Middle School
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Job Description:

The English department at Germantown Friends School is seeking an English teacher to join a vibrant, collaborative department. The ideal candidate is a passionate and innovative teacher of writing and literature with broad content knowledge. English classes at GFS are intended to provide students with challenging instruction that supports them as they undertake literary analysis as well as critical and creative writing. The candidate should enjoy working with students in sixth through twelfth grades.

Applicant Requirements:

The ideal candidate:

  • Is a passionate reader who remains engaged with unfamiliar texts, whether contemporary or ancient
  • is an experienced classroom teacher and facilitator of discussion
  • combines a commitment to academic excellence with a joy for learning
  • seeks to know each child and to draw on individual strengths
  • is an excellent writer who can effectively teach others how to write well
  • welcomes consideration ofdiversity, equity, and inclusion in curriculum and pedagogy
  • enjoys collaborating with colleagues on curriculum and lesson planning
  • is fluent in the use of classroom technologies


  • Participates in the life of the school, including advisory roles, homerooms, and committee work
  • Will support the mission of the school and the department and attend all pertinent meetings

Germantown Friends School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status.   People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are encouraged to apply.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Ellen Berman, Administrative Assistant

Job Posting Expiration Date: 04/19/2019
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Position Level:
Upper School, Middle School
School Name:  Germantown Friends School
Street Address: 31 West Coulter Street
City: Philadelphia
State: PA
Zip Code: 19144
Phone: 215-951-2300
Head Of School: Dana Weeks
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Day / Boarding: Day Only
Age / Grade Levels: PreK-12
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Admissions Contact: Laura Sharpless Myran
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08/27/2018 31 West Coulter Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144

31 West Coulter Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 School

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