Friends School is a Quaker, co-educational, college preparatory school, Pre-K through Grade 12, in Baltimore City, enrolling 880 students, 37% of whom identify as children of color. We are guided by the Quaker ideals of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. We strive to be a purposefully inclusive community that reflects the racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and religious diversity of our city and our region.
Educators at Friends are expected to model and foster the habits of mind we believe are essential to an outstanding education: creativity, curiosity, empathy, reflection, and resilience. We seek educators whose teaching styles and experiences demonstrate:
A desire to understand diverse attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and practices and to incorporate a culturally responsive lens into teaching and learning.
A record of successful collaboration with colleagues, families, and students.
A commitment to lifelong learning, and ongoing professional development.
An ability to infuse technology to enhance student learning.
An openness to interdisciplinary teaching.
An appreciation for and understanding of the social and emotional development of students.
Flexibility, optimism, and a sense of humor.
Context and Philosophy
Friends School of Baltimore is seeking a full time Upper School Science Teacher to teach ecology, environmental science, biology, and possibly a field course elective, to begin in August 2021. Candidates with a field naturalist background who are comfortable leading students on trips to engage in local field ecology, both on and off campus and who have a strong background in biology are especially suited for this role. Experience using technology in the classroom and teaching in an online or blended learning environment are preferred. Candidates should feel comfortable collaborating with colleagues and providing a diversity of assessment techniques. All Upper School teachers participate in the full program of an independent school in addition to their classroom responsibilities.
Advise a small group of students with whom you will progress through their years in the Upper School.
Fulfill a “plus one” responsibility in the co-curricular or extra-curricular life of the school including clubs, coaching, special event planning, field trips, seminars, etc.
Attend All-School Professional Days, Department meetings, and Upper School faculty meetings.
Help move the initiatives of the School forward by serving on committees and lending their expertise and voice.
Collaborate with teachers in their Department, within the division, and cross-divisionally.
Provide parents and administrators with written and oral reports that explain in detail how a child is progressing in the various areas of his/her educational experience.
Complete timely, detailed, and prescriptive progress reports, grades, and comments at regular intervals during the year for each student they teach.
Commit to professional learning on culturally responsive teaching, mind/brain/education pedagogies, restorative practices, and racial justice training.
Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree and experience preferred.
Candidates should demonstrate a willingness to understand and incorporate Quaker Principles and Quaker education into their work.
Friends School of Baltimore actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world's diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends School of Baltimore is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups who might enrich and diversify the school community are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should apply with their resume, cover letter, and supporting documents to the link on the school website. A search committee will review candidate information and will contact those candidates they are interested in having a conversation with about the position.