Westtown School seeks experienced substitute teachers for our Lower School, Pre-K- 5th grade. Qualified candidates should have an understanding of the cognitive and social-emotional development of elementary school children and be well-versed in interdisciplinary curriculum, project work, and anti-bias curriculum. We are seeking experienced candidates for per diem and longer substitute assignments for the 2023-2024 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. The Westtown experience is defined by rigorous academic preparation for college, community living in a diverse environment, weekly Meeting for Worship, and service. Quaker values and practices pervade the curriculum and culture, encouraging each community member to value diversity, seek peace and justice, and demonstrate respect for self and others.
Westtown School is an independent, Quaker co-educational, pre-K to 12, college preparatory day and boarding school located in suburban West Chester, PA, approximately 30 miles from Philadelphia. On a beautiful 600-acre campus, Westtown offers state-of-the-art facilities where our committed faculty and staff inspire and prepare our students to be stewards and leaders of a better world.
Bachelor’s degree required
1-3 years of classroom teaching experience, preferably in an independent school setting
Demonstrated passion and joy for working with Lower School students in grades PreK-5
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.