The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Lower School Associate Teacher Grades 3-5. This exempt position will report directly to the Head of Lower School.
Assist in the implementation of grade level programs related to curriculum and student life
Assist in the creation of grade level and classroom communities
Provide whole, small group, and individualized instruction, nurture wellbeing, motivate and challenge students
Participate in professional meetings, professional development, and family conferences as needed
Assume duties as assigned
Support a sense of community, social responsibility, and an appreciation and respect for individual and cultural differences
Work closely and cooperatively with teaching colleagues and the school administrative team
Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, kindness, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, willingness to learn and grow professionally, a cooperative spirit and a commitment to teamwork
The successful candidate must...
Demonstrate maturity, collegiality, flexibility, and commitment to equity and positive growth
Work collaboratively, build relationships, and make connections with children and colleagues
Have a minimum of one year in an elementary or equivalent setting
Hold a Bachelor's degree
Have knowledge and/or training in cultural competency
The ideal candidate will...
Possess an advanced degree in an area relevant to the position
Demonstrates a commitment to professional development
In addition to this position, Shipley seeks talented new colleagues across a host of full- and part-time positions ranging from teaching, to coaching, to staff support. Go to shipleyschool.org/about/employment to learn more.
Shipley and Its Commitment to Equity
The Shipley School, founded in 1894, is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school currently enrolling approximately 800 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the school is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and compassionate participation in the world.
The Shipley School is committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. The school will make all employment decisions for employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination as to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy, age, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity and expression, creed, genetic predisposition, victim of domestic violence or any other basis protected by law.
How to apply
Interested candidates should complete the online application. Cover letter, Philosophy of Education Statement and Resume should be uploaded in the resume section of the application. Applications received missing supporting documents will receive less consideration. No phone calls, please.