Episcopal Academy
Friends School of Baltimore - Baltimore, MD
Lower School Science Teacher

Friends School is a Quaker, co-educational, college preparatory school, Pre-K through Grade 12, in Baltimore City. We are guided by the Quaker ideals of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship.  We strive for our community to reflect the racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and religious diversity of our city.  

Friends School faculty teach by example, blending intellectual exploration, enthusiasm, and joy.  Every day in their classrooms, they challenge and encourage students to think deeply, to question, and to seek truth, while instilling in each of them a strong sense of social responsibility, a willingness to embrace challenges, and an awareness of their potential as individuals.


Friends School teachers 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 faculty members whose teaching styles and experiences demonstrate:

  • A record of successful collaboration with colleagues

  • A commitment to lifelong learning, and ongoing professional development

  • The infusion of technology to enhance student learning

  • The teaching of research and information literacy skills

  • The use of a diversity of assessment techniques that provoke students' critical thinking

  • Teaching and learning experiences that enhance students' communication skills

  • Experience with and openness to interdisciplinary teaching

  • A desire to understand diverse attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and practices and incorporate a global perspective into teaching and learning


Context and Philosophy:

Friends School of Baltimore has an opening in the Lower School Science Department to begin in August of 2017.  This position will be a full time position and have teaching assignments that include teaching science to Pre-Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 4th Grade and 5th Grade.  


  • Instill a love of science and nature

  • Teach hands-on, elementary science curriculum to Pre-K, 1st Grade, 4th Grade and 5th Grade including:

    • the human urinary and reproductive systems to 4th Grade

    • Inventor’s Workshop to 5th Grade

    • Computer programming to 4th and 5th Grades

    • Independent Research and Report Writing to 5th Grade

    • Design/Construction projects to 1st and 4th Grades

  • Evaluate, modify and create a hands-on, STEAM-based science curriculum

  • Collaborate with teachers within the division and cross-divisionally

  • Grade assignments and projects

  • Provide parents and administrators with written and oral student progress reports

  • Assist with running Makerspace and 3rd grade-5th grade Genius Time

  • Provide lesson plans to administration upon request or when absent

  • Attend two day-long field trips with 4th Grade

  • Attend an overnight (three days/two nights) field trip with 5th Grade

  • Be a resource teacher for homeroom and special-area teachers, including planning and co-teaching special topics

  • Assist in planning and executing activities for students on special LS days (PLUSS Days)

  • Attend All-School Professional Days, Science Department and Lower School Faculty meetings

  • Commit to ongoing professional development

  • Assist in arrival and dismissal duties



  • Bachelor's degree is required. Degree in science preferred.

  • Experience teaching hands-on science to elementary school students (ages 4 to 11) is preferred.


Candidates with experience in independent, public, charter, or parochial schools are encouraged to apply.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


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