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Job Type:
Full Time
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Kathryn Park Cook
Middle School, Lower School, Administration
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Job Description:

General Position Description:

The Assistant Principal partners with faculty and school leadership to cultivate and oversee the delivery of the school’s academic offerings, supervise student engagement and success, and facilitate communication with parents. S/he is a member of the senior leadership team and reports to the Head of School. The Assistant Principal is a champion for the school, its teachers, students, programs, and leadership and leads with initiative and passion for the school and its mission.

 Key Responsibilities


Work with the Head of School to develop and implement goals for teaching, instruction, and professional development and assesses the school’s progress towards meeting these goals

Support teachers in implementing the curriculum;

Arrange professional development and in-service opportunities for faculty


Facilitate the hiring and selection process of substitute and auxiliary program teachers;

Oversee Auxiliary Programs;

Work with the Head of School to screen resumes, observe model lessons, interview, and select head teacher and specialist candidates;

Manage grade-to-grade transitions and assist with the high school admissions process;

Conduct teacher observations and evaluations as assigned by the Head of School;

Provide coaching for teachers in the area of curriculum delivery, instructional practices, and assessment;

Maintain direct communication with learning specialists and counselors;

Attend and/or clerk team meetings;

Support the report writing process


Encourage a sense of joy and community;

Engage in positive conflict resolution and discipline as needed;

Assist teachers in creating and following through with positive behavior management plans;

Manage Otter Club and special student lunches;

Lead student concern meetings;

Manage student activities and coordinate student activities such as all-school outdoor expeditions, Quaker Week, the MS Retreat, 8th grade Final Meeting for Worship, and Field Day;

Make connections with students by participating in daily activities and assist with classroom projects as needed


Meet with parents to answer curricular questions, monitor and discern parental concern, and advise parents on how to get the assistance they are seeking;

Communicate behavior or academic concerns and work with parents to create plans for student growth;

Present and share information at parent meetings

Applicant Requirements:

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required

High energy and a flexible, growth-minded work ethic;

Great joy and fondness for students and working with those who love and support them; a patient, even-tempered disposition

A friendly and welcoming demeanor and the ability to communicate with students, staff, and current and prospective parents in a friendly, open, positive, and professional manner;

A dedication and commitment to the school’s mission and values, and the ability to clearly articulate them;

Knowledge of inclusive teaching practices, varied instructional methods, and multi-cultural educational experiences;

Detail-oriented, with outstanding organizational skills, exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;

Thoughtful and competent in inclusion and diversity work;

An understanding and commitment to the Quaker testimonies of peace, simplicity, integrity, community and stewardship;

The ability to work both with minimum supervision and collaboratively with a team;

Tact and discretion

Educational Requirements

Master’s degree in education

A minimum of 6 years teaching experience in a progressive, independent school;

A record of past leadership activities


Please send resume, cover letter, educational philosophy, and list of three references.

Job Posting Expiration Date: 05/31/2019
Non-discriminatory Statement:
Position Level:
Middle School, Lower School, Administration
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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