Third- and Fourth-Grade Leave Teacher

Cambridge Friends School has an opening for a mixed-aged, third- and fourth-grade teacher, beginning March 18 through the end of the academic year.
 Cambridge Friends School is dedicated to providing an outstanding education guided by Quaker principles. We engage students in meaningful academic learning within a caring community strongly committed to social justice. The school’s strength is its Quaker inspired mission and the tremendous passion the educators, students, parents, friends, and trustees have for the school.
 
We seek candidates who will add to the diversity of the school community. Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, one page written response to our mission statement (found on our website), resume, and references to: Cambridge Friends School, Human Resources, 5 Cadbury Road, Cambridge, MA 02140 FAX 617.876.1815 or send to humanresources@cfsmass.org with 3rd/4th Grade Teacher in the subject line.
 
Candidates should have a working knowledge of Project Based Learning and Reading and Writing Workshops as approaches to best practices in instruction.  Candidates should have familiarity with the Investigations math curriculum. Our successful candidate will carry out all responsibilities necessary to teach in our small, inclusive school, including but not limited to the following: documenting curriculum, developing lesson plans, instructing, classroom/behavior management, communicating with families, and participating richly and fully in the life of the School. 
 
Ideal candidates will have an advanced degree and experience teaching lower school aged children. Our ideal teacher is a passionate, compassionate, collaborative, dedicated, reflective practitioner who uses creativity as the basis for unique lesson plans that are brought to life in a fun and imaginative way.  The ideal candidate also has strong leadership skills, is an excellent communicator, and can motivate and inspire children in a positive manner.
 
We seek an experienced teacher who can help us fulfill our mission to provide an outstanding education guided by Quaker principles. Our successful candidate will carry out all responsibilities necessary to teach in our small, inclusive school, including but not limited to the following: documenting curriculum, developing lesson plans, instructing, classroom/behavior management, communicating with families, and participating richly and fully in the life of the School. Candidates should have a BA or MA in Education or a related field.
 
JOB REQUIREMENTS
Qualifications:
 
  • Experience teaching elementary school children
  • Knowledgeable and appreciative of the developmental needs of 8/9/10-year-olds
  • Able to use a variety of instructional strategies to meet the needs of all ability levels, with a particular focus on project-based curriculum
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Reading and Writing Workshop models
  • Familiarity with the Investigations in Numbers, Data, and Space math curriculum
  • Demonstrated knowledge of “best practices” in teaching and learning
  • Ability and desire to challenge and support students at all levels
  • Familiarity with the use of formative assessments to inform instruction
  • Proficiency with the purposeful use of digital technologies
  • Committed to collaborating and working as part of a team
  • Demonstrable strong classroom management
  • Commitment to professional development and ongoing learning
  • Able to communicate effectively with parents, both in person and in writing
  • Committed to the creation and sustainability of an inclusive, antiracist, antihomophobic, equitable learning environment for all students.
 
The Cambridge Friends School Offers:
Competitive compensation
Excellent health benefits
A friendly, supportive, collaborative work environment
 
 
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