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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.

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Lower School Science Teacher (PreK-1st)/Librarian Position

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 Science Teacher (PreK-1st)/Librarian. Science teaching will constitute the primary responsibility with responsibilities in the library completing a full time position. The ideal candidate will:

  • Develop an intellectually challenging, creative and hands-on science program reflecting developmentally appropriate and research-based practices.
  • Differentiate instruction to address a range of learning profiles utilizing a variety of instructional and assessment methods.
  • Integrate technology to support student learning.
  • Help create and run a MakerSpace in Lower School (in collaboration with Science and Technology Departments)
  • 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.
  • Collaborate with the other Lower School science teacher (2nd-5th grade) and participate in the Prek-12 Science committee.
  • Promote the Lower School library with students and colleagues.
  • Organize and maintain library materials.

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 Substitute Teacher

The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Lower school substitute teacher.
The candidate will: Have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree and certification in Education.Teaching experience of 1-2 years preferred. Ability to implement lesson plans in grades pre-k to 5th grade. Demonstrate kindness, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, a cooperative spirit and a commitment to teamwork.
Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume, and complete the online application to Dr. Usha Balamore at Ubalamore@shipleyschool.org


Middle School Science Teacher

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 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 Middle School Science Teacher to work with our existing science team to expand and strengthen our science program Pre-K to 12th Grade. The ideal candidate will:

  • Share a deep passion for science
  • Have an excellent background in earth science, life science, and physical science
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to develop curriculum focused on hands-on, inquiry-based learning encouraging students to think deeply and creatively
  • Have experience creating authentic formative and summative assessments
  • Be comfortable using technology
  • Act as an advisor and be committed to playing an active role in the MS

Successful applicants should possess the following qualifications:

  • Maturity, collegiality, flexibility, humor
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills
  • 3-5 years teaching experience
  • BA in science or related field (advanced degree preferred but not required)
  • An appreciation for the unique qualities of the typical young adolescents found in middle school settings
  • A willingness to employ differentiated instruction to meet learners at their level of need

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume, and complete the online application for the attention of Shane Kinsella (Head of Middle School) at skinsella@shipleyschool.org


Upper School Administrative Assistant

Position Title:
Upper School Administrative Assistant
Reports To: Upper School Division Head and Academic Dean
Status: Non-Exempt
Classification: Staff
FTE: 1.0

Administrative Assistant to the Division Head and Academic Dean

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 Upper School has 378 students in grades 9-12, and a faculty of 60.

The Shipley School is seeking an experienced administrative assistant who is highly organized, and detail-oriented. This is a 12 month position. The candidate will report to and support the Upper School Administration, the Division Head and Academic Dean in particular. The candidate will work with the Upper School Administration to support a smooth day-to-day experience for the Upper School Community. Experience working as an administrative assistant professional in a school or similar environment is preferable but not a requirement. The candidate must have strong computer based skills and have had familiarity managing databases and data entry. The primary responsibilities of the this position include, but are not limited to, the following

  • Provide a welcoming office environment to students, faculty and families
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Manage the individual calendar of the Division Head and the Academic Dean
  • Manage the Upper School calendar which includes entering all Upper School events on the main calendar
  • Oversee all the major events for the Upper School, Opening days, Parent Conferences, and Commencement
  • Manage mailings, external communications, and daily community projects
  • Filing and management of all student records

Contact Information
Interested candidates should send materials by May 11, 2015 to Margaret van Steenwyk, Head of Upper School at mvansteenwyk@shipleyschool.org.


Upper School Mathematics Teacher

Reports To : Department Chair and Division Head

The Shipley School
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 Upper School has 335 students in grades 9-12, and a faculty of 60.

Summary
The Shipley Upper School seeks an experienced high school math teacher. The candidate will have a degree in mathematics and clear educational philosophy, which is consistent with the mission of the school. Experience teaching math at the high school level is essential. Experience in related STEM fields is a plus.

Key Responsibilities

  • The teacher reports to his or her department chairCreates a supportive atmosphere and rigorous academic program in which all students will thrive
  • Advises students and attends faculty meetings
  • Provides positive, frequent communication with colleagues, administration and families

Qualifications

  • Clear educational philosophy, consistent with the mission of the schoolExperience teaching math at the high school level
  • Degree in mathematics preferred
  • Must be creative, energetic, and positive as he or she encourages, instructs and evaluates the students in his or her care.

Contact Information

Interested candidates should send materials by June 1, 2015 to Margaret van Steenwyk, Head of Upper School at mvansteenwyk@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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