Westtown School is seeking experienced substitute teachers for our Middle School. Qualified candidates should have an understanding of the cognitive and social-emotional development of middle school students and be well-versed in interdisciplinary curriculum, project work, and anti-bias curriculum. We are seeking experienced candidates for per diem and longer-term substitute assignments in all disciplines for the 2023-24 school year.
Students at Westtown are challenged to realize their intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual potential. A spirit of inquiry reigns in the classroom and students are encouraged to think creatively, to feel the condition of others, and to listen to their inner selves. Westtown expects students to be critical, independent thinkers who can work with a spirit of cooperation, understanding, and tolerance of the views of others. Quaker values and practices pervade the curriculum and culture, encouraging each community member to value diversity, to seek peace and justice, and to demonstrate respect for self and others.
Bachelor’s degree required
1-3 years of classroom teaching experience, preferably in an independent school setting
Demonstrated passion and joy for working with Middle School students in grades 6-8
Knowledge of child development and a commitment to social-emotional learning, differentiated instruction, and inquiry and project-based teaching
Strong verbal and written interpersonal communication skills
A demonstrated commitment to enhancing an inclusive school community based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices;
A strong character with a team-oriented spirit, and the ability to connect meaningfully with students throughout our diverse community;
Strong affinity for the mission of Westtown School and an educational philosophy consistent with the school’s Quaker values.
Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter through our employment portal by selecting the desired job posting on westtown.edu/careers