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Upper School Science Teacher

Upper School Science Teacher
DVFriends, 19 E. Central Ave, Paoli, PA 19301
About DVFriends
Delaware Valley Friends School is a national leader in educating bright students in grades 1-12 with reading, writing, and other related learning differences. The school attracts students from across the Philadelphia area and is in the midst of several years of program expansion and enrollment growth. Students receive a comprehensive, research-based, college preparator curriculum, individualized instruction, cutting-edge assistive technologies, and successful college placement, with an emphasis on metacognition and self-advocacy within a community based on Quaker values.

About you and the role
As a science teacher at DVFriends, you will join a dynamic team aligned in the goal of helping bright students with learning differences reach their full potential. Full time faculty in the upper school teach five academic courses in their department(s) while acting as an academic advisor to 6-8 students. Teachers also fulfill other assigned duties and report directly to their division director. Upper school a DVFriends encompasses grades 9-12. DVFriends is seeking a science teacher who is able to teach chemistry but with the flexibility to teach other science courses as well.

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You’ll answer some questions that are related to your day-to-day duties. Your answers will go through our sift process: all answers will be anonymized, randomized, and then reviewed by a panel of reviewers. If you are shortlisted, we’ll invite you to the next step, which includes a set of interviews over Zoom and/or on campus. At the end of the application process, we'll share how well you performed.
You'll benefit from:
● A robust health insurance plan, including a school contribution that covers the employee cost and a portion of the cost for a partner and dependents.
● Employer match of retirement plan contributions up to 6% of salary.
● A 10-month contract, allowing ample time for recharging your battery over the summer.
You'll be the right person for this job if:
● You want to work for a school that improves kids’ lives alongside people who share that motivation.
● You have had meaningful experience working with kids and/or teens that has energized you and made you optimistic about what students can achieve with the right support and guidance.
● You communicate well, and you have well-developed organization and executive-function skills to lead and manage a complex and nuanced learning environment.
● You see differences among students and adults as value-added, opening up creative pathways to learning and setting the stage for more equitable communities.
● You know yourself well, faults and strengths, and approach others with empathy and generosity of spirit.
● You actively face challenges and lean into problems, drawing upon people and resources to solve them.
● Being around young people provides you with optimism and energy.
● You have a college degree by the position’s start date.
Phone: (610) 640-4150

19 E Central Avenue, Paoli , PA 19301