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At Friends, our outstanding faculty and staff play a critical role in providing students with a rigorous curriculum, caring community, and an overall atmosphere conducive to helping each child reach their highest potential. We seek qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds who are committed to fulfilling the school’s mission.

Friends Academy offers generous compensation packages and a wide-ranging professional development program. Of equal importance, this is a place where our leadership, faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumni respect and appreciate each individual member of our community.

Current Open Positions

Middle School Math/Science Teacher (Part Time)

Friends Academy is looking for a part-time math teacher for the 2020-21 academic school year to join our Middle School team. This role will include teaching two sections of Math or Science. Middle School Math covers topics in geometry and Pre-Algebra. Middle School Science focuses on climate change and environmental science. The teacher would be teaching the same sections online by holding live video classes and posting asynchronous assignments in the event of distance learning.

The ideal candidate would:

  • Love Middle School students and learning
  • Serve as a role model for students and demonstrate a commitment to our school’s mission
  • Design, implement, and creatively deliver curriculum
  • Encourage creativity, sense of wonder, and learning through exploration in math
  • Promote responsible citizenship and respect for diversity and differences
  • Have a positive outlook on the world and opportunities for young people
  • Desire to contribute to something larger than oneself and have a deep-seated belief in the power of teamwork
  • Differentiate curriculum for different types of learners
  • Be dedicated to social-emotional learning and positive discipline practices
  • Collaborate with grade teams and departments to create an integrated academic program for our students
  • Help prepare for and facilitate Student-Led Conferences
  • Be involved in extracurriculars as well as Outside the Classroom trips and overnights

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field as well as teaching experience
  • A passion for middle school, a sense of humor, and positivity and warmth
  • Dedication to teaching and learning in a vigorous, progressive school community with commitment to equity and inclusion.

We would love to hear from you! To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Ben Kennedy, Head of School.

Middle School Teacher Experienced in Special Education

Friends Academy seeks an enthusiastic and optimistic middle school teacher to join our Sally Borden Program in August of 2020. This teacher will join our team of talented, passionate faculty who are dedicated to working with students who have language-based learning differences such as dyslexia. In addition to the academic course load, the position includes participating in an advisory.

We seek a dedicated educator who believes in collaboration and understands the importance of relationship-building when helping students find success. We value teachers who are creative and embrace inquiry and project-based learning. Our new middle school teacher should be well-versed in technology so that they are able to maximize the effectiveness of our 1:1 MacBook environment. We use a Google platform and assistive technologies to meet our students’ varied needs.

Qualifications:

This job may be for you if you:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in middle school education or related field; master’s degree preferred
  • Feel a strong alignment with Friends Academy’s Mission and Philosophy of Learning
  • Have experience working with students with language-based learning differences
  • Are optimistic, steady, humble, and committed to doing what is best for children
  • Possess a dedication to teaching and learning in a vigorous progressive school community with a commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Are comfortable creating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of Sally Borden learners
  • Appreciate and are excited by innovation in education
  • Hold an Associate level of Orton-Gillingham or are willing to be trained
  • Are a strong role model for middle school adolescents and understand the cognitive, social, and emotional development of this age group
  • Personalize and differentiate content to best serve all learners
  • Value working as part of a team and making contributions to a shared vision of the best possible learning outcomes for students
  • Are comfortable being flexible, trying new ideas, and taking intellectual risks
  • Believe in a professional, optimistic educational community and will work to bring their best to school each day

If interested, please email cover letter, resume, and references to Laura Velazquez, Director of the Sally Borden Program.

Substitute Teachers

Friends Academy is a small, progressive EC-8 school of 250 students on the South Coast of Massachusetts. We are known for having a strong sense of community that balances academics, arts, social and emotional learning, athletics, and outdoor activities.

We are looking for energetic and dedicated individuals to serve as on-call Substitute Teachers in all grades. (Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, substitute teaching opportunities may be limited during the 2020-21 school year.) Teaching experience is appreciated, but not required.

The ideal candidate would:

  • Love Lower/Middle School students and learning
  • Deliver curriculum in a variety of disciplines
  • Have a positive outlook on the world and opportunities for young people
  • Be dedicated to social-emotional learning and positive discipline practices
  • Demonstrate a commitment to our school’s mission
  • Promote responsible citizenship and respect for diversity and differences

To apply, please contact Jamie Ross-Cory, Assistant Head of School for Instruction and Student Life.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Friends Academy admits students and hires faculty and staff of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to all students, faculty, and staff at the school. Friends Academy does not discriminate against someone (applicant or employee) because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity of others in the administration of its educational policies, employment practices, admissions policies, financial aid program, or other school administered programs.

Friends Academy has reopened campus to all students for the 2020-21 school year. Read more.