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Part-Time 5th/6th Grade Math and Science Teacher
Lansdowne Friends School
2022-2023

Lansdowne Friends School seeks a part-time* 5th/6th grade Math and Science teacher to begin in September of 2022. They will teach a combined 5/6 science class and separate 5th and 6th grade math classes–and work in close collaboration with the 5/6 Language Arts and Social Studies teacher to ensure a vibrant and engaging program for the oldest students in our school. This includes helping to coordinate graduation, service opportunities, leadership experiences, and day and overnight field trips. 

Key qualities and qualifications sought include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in elementary or middle school education or in a subject area (master’s preferred)
  • Three or more years of experience as a lead teacher for this age group, preferably in a progressive and/or Quaker independent school
  • Familiarity with Everyday Math or other hands-on, constructivist math programs
  • Passion for teaching science, with a focus on environmental stewardship, on social justice, and on instilling in children an understanding of the scientific method and a love for science
  • Familiarity with the Responsive Classroom approach to building class community
  • Ability to form trusting and positive relationships with students
  • Collaborative approach to working with children and colleagues
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in developing and leading service projects that connect to the curriculum and/or that engage students in issues related to the environment and/or social justice
  • Organizational and technology skills, such as Google Suites, Zoom, and student information systems 
  • Honesty, integrity, curiosity, flexibility, and strong work ethic
  • Interest in being part of a collaborative professional culture
  • Affinity with Quaker values and the mission of Lansdowne Friends School

Salary Range: Based on .75FTE of full-time teaching salaries of $39,500 to $51,880, depending on experience and educational background. This position comes with a full menu of benefits, including a retirement plan, health insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and support for professional development. 

Lansdowne Friends School is a small, diverse independent elementary day school serving students from ages 3 years old through sixth grade located just outside of Philadelphia in the Borough of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. Lansdowne Friends School nurtures young minds, bodies, and spirits by offering a responsive and challenging program grounded in Quaker values.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three references as soon as possible. Materials should be sent to Linda Sena, lsena@lansdownefriendsschool.org

*It is a .75 position. This position could potentially be combined with another part-time role to make a full-time position.

Lansdowne Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, or sexual orientation in the operation of its educational programs and activities.

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5th/6th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher
Middle School Placement Coordinator

Lansdowne Friends School
2022-2023

Lansdowne Friends School seeks a full-time 5th/6th grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher to begin in September of 2022. They will teach combined 5/6 Language Arts and Social Studies classes and work in close collaboration with the 5/6 Math and Science teacher to ensure a vibrant and engaging program for the oldest students in our school. This includes coordinating graduation, service opportunities, leadership experiences, and day and overnight field trips. The teaching load for this position is about a 3/4 position. 

To make the position a full-time one, and to meet an important need, this role also includes serving as the Middle School Placement Coordinator for our 6th graders and their families. This includes ensuring that all facets of the middle school admission process are implemented, including ongoing communication with and support of families, organization of admission events, collaboration with other LFS administrators and teachers, interactions with receiving middle school admission personnel, and direct work with students about this important transition to 7th grade.

Key qualities and qualifications sought include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in elementary or middle school education or in a subject area (master’s preferred)
  • Three or more years of experience as a lead teacher for this age group, preferably in a progressive and/or Quaker independent school
  • Experience teaching balanced literacy and the writing process
  • Passion for teaching social studies, with a focus on anti-racism and social justice
  • Familiarity with the Responsive Classroom approach to building class community
  • Experience in developing and leading service projects that connect to the curriculum and/or that engage students in issues related to the environment and/or social justice
  • Ability to form trusting and positive relationships with students
  • Collaborative approach to working with children and colleagues
  • Interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Organizational and technology skills, such as Google Suites, Zoom, and student information systems 
  • Integrity, curiosity, flexibility, and strong work ethic
  • Interest in being part of a collaborative professional culture
  • Affinity with Quaker values and the mission of Lansdowne Friends School

Salary Range: $39,500 to $51,880, depending on experience and educational background. This position comes with a full menu of benefits, including a retirement plan, health insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and support for professional development. 

Lansdowne Friends School is a small, diverse independent elementary day school serving students from ages 3 years old through sixth grade located just outside of Philadelphia in the Borough of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. Lansdowne Friends School nurtures young minds, bodies, and spirits by offering a responsive and challenging program grounded in Quaker values.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three references as soon as possible. Materials should be sent to Linda Sena, lsena@lansdownefriendsschool.org

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Part-Time* Librarian
Lansdowne Friends School
2022-2023

Lansdowne Friends School is looking to hire a part-time (.5FTE) librarian to begin in September of 2022. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in library science or 3-5 years of experience in an elementary school library setting. 

The position responsibilities include:

  • Updating and organizing the library collection, as well as running and maintaining the library as a welcoming space that invites student learning and curiosity;
  • Teaching approximately ten weekly library classes for Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade;
  • Supporting classroom teachers in using the library collection for their classes;
  • Collaborating with classroom teachers to plan specific research-based and literature-based projects;
  • Conducting an annual book fair to create excitement about reading and to fundraise for the School;
  • Fulfilling additional school-wide responsibilities, such as recess or lunch duties; and
  • Participating in staff meetings and in community-wide events, such as the weekly Meetings for Worship and community service days. 

We are looking for a dynamic, creative candidate who will inspire children to read and to love books, who is flexible, and who will be a collaborative member of our school community. We seek a librarian who is passionate about books and who will integrate the Quaker values that are the foundation of our school into the library program. Familiarity with Responsive Classroom and Quakerism is desirable. We seek a librarian with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. 

In addition, we seek a candidate with the following qualities:

  • Ability to form trusting and positive relationships with students;
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills;
  • Organizational and technology skills, such as Google Suites, Zoom, and student information systems;
  • Honesty, integrity, curiosity, flexibility, and strong work ethic;
  • Interest in being part of a collaborative professional culture; and
  • Affinity with Quaker values and the mission of Lansdowne Friends School.

Salary Range: Based on .50FTE of full-time library salaries of $40,000-65,000, depending on experience and educational background. 

Lansdowne Friends School is a small, diverse independent elementary day school serving students from ages 3 years old through 6th grade located just outside of Philadelphia in the Borough of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. Lansdowne Friends School nurtures young minds, bodies, and spirits by offering a responsive and challenging program grounded in Quaker values.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Linda Sena, lsena@lansdownefriendsschool.org.

*This is a .50 FTE position. This position could potentially be combined with another part-time role to make a full-time position.

Lansdowne Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, or sexual orientation in the operation of its educational programs and activities.