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Job Type:
Full Time
Apply To:
Lower School
Grade Levels:
3rd Grade
Job Description:

Friends Select school is seeking a full-time third grade teacher to begin September 2019. This position involves teaching all core subjects, collaborating with colleagues and administrators to create relevant and original curriculum, assessing learning in authentic ways, reporting on student progress, partnering with specialists to design interdisciplinary units of study, communicating with parents in an effective, consistent, and clear manner, participating in committee work, and participating fully in the life of the school.


The ideal candidate for this position has:

  • a graduate degree in education or a related field
  • 3-5 years of teaching experience at third grade (or within the range from 2nd-4th grade)
  • strong pedagogical skills
  • experience teaching Units of Study in Reading and Writing Workshop from Teachers College
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • experience collaborating with colleagues to develop an integrated social studies curriculum
  • experience teaching Everyday Math or a similar curriculum
  • a commitment to social justice and equity.


Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Dave Younkin, Director of the Lower School, at All materials must be in by April 12, 2019.

Friends Select School is a 590-student, co-educational, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, college preparatory, independent school located in center city Philadelphia. As a Quaker school committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, FSS actively seeks and warmly welcomes applicants from diverse and underrepresented populations. Friends Select School provides programs and services and equal opportunity in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, financial aid programs, employment and the selection of its governing board without regard to gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, handicap status, or any status recognized by federal, state and local civil rights and non-discrimination laws.

Additional Info:
Job Posting Expiration Date: 04/19/2019
Non-discriminatory Statement:
3rd Grade
Position Level:
Lower School
School Name:  Friends Select School
Street Address: 17th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
City: Philadelphia
State: PA
Zip Code: 19103-1284
Phone: 215-561-5900
Head Of School: Michael Gary
Founding Date: 1689
Day / Boarding: Day Only
Age / Grade Levels: PreK-12
Enrollment Size: 570
Social Media Sites:     
Admissions Contact: Marnie Christian
Admissions Email:

08/04/2017 17th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1284

17th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1284 School

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