The Shipley School, founded in 1894, is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school currently enrolling 835 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.
Position Purpose: The Second Teacher is responsible for assisting the implementation of the daily program under the direction of the lead teacher.
Second Teacher (following the lead teacher)
Assist in planning and implementing curriculum
Assist in managing the classroom
Instruct children in small and large groups
Provide individualized support during instructional times
Participate in parent-teacher conferences and in-house meetings as needed
Maintain a professional stance with students and parents and follow the classroom teachers' lead in all discussions relating to students
Supervise outside playground activities
Supervise the classroom when the teacher is out of the room
Assist with general housekeeping and classroom tasks, preparing materials as needed, and supporting technology needs
Attend all staff meetings and recommended professional development
Participate in the morning, lunch/recess and afternoon duties as needed
BA/BS degree required
Experience working in an educational setting (elementary level preferred)
Ability to work collaboratively to enhance curriculum, program, and community
Strong verbal skills with students, colleagues, and parents
Strong ability to multi-task, complete assignments and keep to a schedule
Commitment to professional development and best practices in education
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
Works in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
May work at a desk and computer for extended periods.
Be able to occasionally lift to 30 lbs.
Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including severe heat and cold
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 the letter and/or supporting documents will receive less consideration. No phone calls, please.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.