About Shipley

Employment

The Shipley School is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age (18 or older), religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, and sexual orientation.

All positions available are posted on this website. There are no others available.


Lower School Lead Teacher Position (Kindergarten)

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 a compassionate participation in the world.  The Lower School has 250 students in grades pre-K through 5th, and a faculty of 58. 

The Shipley School is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age (18 or older), religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, and sexual orientation.

The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Lead Teacher for Kindergarten. The ideal candidate will:

  • Develop an intellectually challenging and creative program with developmentally appropriate and research-based practices.
  • Individualize instruction and educate the whole child
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues.
  • Implement an academically strong, inquiry-based and differentiated curriculum.
  • Utilize a variety of instructional and assessment methods.
  • Integrate technology to support student learning.
  • Cultivate a sense of community, social responsibility, and an appreciation and respect for individual differences.
  • Demonstrate kindness, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, willingness to learn and grow professionally, a cooperative spirit and a commitment to teamwork.

Successful applicants should possess the following qualifications:

  • Excellent speaking and writing skills
  • 3-5 years’ teaching experience
  • BA in Education or related field; MA not required but preferred

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume, a Philosophy of Education Statement, and complete the online application to Mary Lou Mangino at mmangino@shipleyschool.org


Lower School Spanish Teacher (pre-K through 4th grade)

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 a compassionate participation in the world.  The Lower School has 250 students in grades pre-K through 5th, and a faculty of 58. 

Summary

The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Spanish FLES teacher to support our expanding lower and middle school program.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience teaching Spanish to elementary aged children using 100% target language and appropriate L2 strategies (including grades PreK – 4)
  • Have experience teaching Spanish to elementary school aged children using a full immersion approach (including grades PreK – 4 )
  • Demonstrate the ability to execute lessons using authentic literature, games, and songs
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) techniques and engage multiple modalities so that students can retain information

Successful applicants should possess the following qualifications:

  • Maturity, collegiality, flexibility, humor
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills
  • 3-5 years’ teaching experience
  • BA in Education or related field; (MA in Spanish, Foreign Language instruction or a related field not required but preferred)
  • Superior level of proficiency in Spanish language

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume, a Philosophy of Second Language Acquisition, and complete an application to Mary Lou Mangino at mmangino@shipleyschool.org


Lower/Middle School Spanish Teacher (4th through 6th grade)

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 a compassionate participation in the world.  The Middle School has 225 students in grades 6-8, and a faculty of 30. The Lower School has 250 students in grades pre-K through 5th, and a faculty of 58.

Summary:

The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Spanish FLES teacher to support our expanding lower and middle school program.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience teaching Spanish to elementary and middle school aged children using 100% target language and appropriate L2 strategies (Grades 4, 5, and 6)
  • Have experience teaching Spanish to elementary and middle school aged children using a full immersion approach (Grades 4, 5, and 6)
  • Demonstrate the ability to execute lessons using authentic literature, games, and songs
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) techniques and engage multiple modalities so that students can retain information

Successful applicants should possess the following qualifications:

  • Maturity, collegiality, flexibility, humor
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills
  • 3-5 years’ teaching experience
  • BA in Education or related field; (MA in Spanish, Foreign Language instruction or a related field not required but preferred)
  • Superior level of proficiency in Spanish language

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume, a Philosophy of Second Language Acquisition, and complete the online application to Mary Lou Mangino at mmangino@shipleyschool.org

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Diversity

Shipley upholds and promotes the integrity of each individual. We nurture a concern for others, self-worth, and personal achievement. The School is dedicated to the ongoing process of creating a safe and accepting environment for all people. We value and honor differences in ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

Shipley is committed to sustaining a vibrant, inclusive, and caring multicultural community. The goal of raising cultural awareness and understanding is reflected in many areas of school life.

In seeking to fill faculty and staff positions, we encourage all applicants. We particularly encourage applicants who will enrich the diversity of our community.

The Shipley School

814 Yarrow Street, Bryn Mawr PA 19010
T: 610.525.4300 F: 610.525.5082
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