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Germantown Friends School is seeking several experienced, energetic, creative, and motivated early childhood educators for positions on the Main and Center City Campuses for the 2019-20 year. Applicants should have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. In addition to contributing to a warm, dynamic learning environment for the children, responsibilities include planning classroom curriculum, parent communication, both verbal and written, and participation in the larger program and school community. We expect teachers to support the mission of our school, including its commitment to diversity and multi-culturalism. 

Applicant Requirements:

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Experienced in teaching in an early childhood classroom; 
  • Knowledgeable about the developmental needs of young children;
  • Able to use a variety of instructional strategies to meet the needs of all ability levels;
  • Committed to the creation and sustainability of an inclusive, equitable learning environment for all students;
  • Interested in professional growth opportunities;

Experience with Responsive Classroom and the Reader’s/Writer’s Workshop model and integration of different curricular areas is beneficial. Previous classroom teaching experience and a Master’s degree are preferred. An understanding and appreciation of Quaker and independent schools will be helpful.

Physical Requirements:

  • Be able to lift or carry children and equipment up to 45 pounds
  • Be able to turn, bend, reach and climb stairs
  • Be able to sit on the floor or child-sized furniture
  • Be able to actively participate in movement classes and games
  • Be able to work in a busy and occasionally noisy environment where there may be a number of activities and situations happening at once
  • Be able to supervise children outdoors in warm and cold weather

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 email a send a letter of interest outlining your educational philosophy, a resume, and a list of three references.



Job Posting Expiration Date: 04/29/2019
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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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