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, a Pre-K through 8th grade school, is located on a five-acre campus in beautiful downtown Haddonfield, a small historic town in southern NJ approximately twenty minutes from Philadelphia. The school, found in 1786 by the Religious Society of Friends, views each child as a unique individual within the group and guides each toward achieving his or her own potential.
A vibrant community exists at HFS; students from all grades, youngest to oldest, interact in social and intellectual settings. Faculty and students together create an atmosphere of cooperation and respect in which all feel a sense of responsibility and worth.