Haddonfield Friends School is seeking qualified candidates for assistant teachers in the Kindergarten/primary grades for the 2021-2022 school year. Qualified candidates will have an understanding of and affinity for Quaker philosophy; a strong desire to engage in lifelong learning; and the ability to work collaboratively with the lead teacher and colleagues across grade levels. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, supporting the lead teacher with small group instruction, one-on-one student support, preparation for class projects, and classroom organization and management. Other duties may include overseeing lunch, recess, and arrival and substituting when necessary.
Strong candidates will bring:
Teaching certification and experience in the early childhood/primary classroom
A commitment to health and safety best practices, including the ability to gently and effectively enforce social distancing and other safety guidelines and protocols
Openness to collaboration and planning with the Lead Teacher, Lower School colleagues and faculty across all grade levels
Patience, along with a genuine understanding of child development and respectful behavior management strategies
A rich repertoire of teaching strategies to address a variety of learning styles and needs
Strong communication skills
Strong technology skills and experience with technology integration in the classroom
Commitment to continuous professional learning, including understanding and application of current research
Ability to teach to the whole child, including enthusiasm for inquiry and project-based learning
An ability to meet varied tasks and responsibilities with integrity, enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, cooperation, and humor.
Applicants should supply the following:
A cover letter to Matthew Sharp, Head of School; resume/curriculum vitae; statement of educational philosophy; teaching certificate; and list of 3 references or three letters of recommendation, to:
Haddonfield Friends School is an independent Quaker school educating students from age two through eighth grade.Conveniently located close to the PATCO Hi-Speed Line train, we are an easy commute for families across South Jersey and Philadelphia. Accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools.
Our Mission: Haddonfield Friends School prepares joyful and inquisitive young minds to carry the light of confidence, critical thinking, creativity, and stewardship in a diverse community of learners.