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.

Current Openings

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  • Lower School Director of Academic Support

    • Assist the Head of Lower School in overseeing academic areas of faculty and student life
    • Facilitate all academic support services for Lower School students
    • Supervise all Lower School support personnel, coordinate with the Director of Support Services, and act as liaison with the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit specialists
    • Interview, develop relationships with and oversee outside tutors
    • Work closely with families through the psycho-educational evaluation process including recommending educational psychologists, interpreting results, and disseminating information and recommendations to teachers
    • Oversee all grade level meetings and work with teachers to meet individual student needs
    • Assist Head of Lower School in evaluation of individual faculty members
    • Help teachers with curriculum implementation, differentiation of curriculum and professional development
    • Attend parent conferences as needed
    • Work with classroom teachers on class placement
    • Assume responsibility for the Lower School testing program, including ordering, administering, scoring and communicating results for standardized testing
    • Read and edit progress reports
    • Oversee student records
    • Help identify and order appropriate materials for teachers
    • Assist the Lower Division Head with recruitment and selection of new and replacement faculty
    • Work closely with the Admissions department on organizing prospective student classroom visits and assessments
    • Serve on the Lower School Admissions Committee
    • Master’s degree in Education required
    • Minimum 2 years supervised teaching experience and two years of direct work in the field.
    • Knowledge of current principles, practices, techniques and objectives of instructional methods, including: differentiated instruction (i.e., modified curriculum), multisensory researched-based instruction; current neuro-based instruction (i.e., structuring information for optimal processing and retrieval); understanding and application of assessment and educational planning successful for all students.
    • Ability to relate well to people; relate to the difficulties and concerns that parents, faculty, and the general school community experience related to academic and cognitive differences.
    • Must maintain a high level of integrity with regard to matters, which may be considered confidential in nature.
    • Must be able to work collaboratively.
    Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume, and completed application (printable version available on the website) to the attention of Mary Lou Mangino, Assistant to Head of Lower School at MMangino@shipleyschool.orgAll documents must be received by May 25, 2017.
  • 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
  • Middle School Counselor

    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 215 students in grades 6-8, and a faculty of 30.

    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.

    The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Middle School Counselor to work with our Student Support Department. This will be a full-time position beginning in late August. The ideal candidate will:
    • Have a clear counseling philosophy which is consistent with the mission of the school.
    • Understand the development of children and adolescents and have experience counseling Middle School students.
    • Understand basic principles of functional behavioral assessment, positive behavior supports and interventions in order to support teachers and students in the classroom.
    • Conduct crisis assessments and short-term individual counseling to students with identified concerns.
    • Implement an effective referral and follow-up process with community therapeutic providers.
    • Consult and collaborate effectively and professionally with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and other therapeutic/community resources regarding students with identified concerns and needs.
    • Provide consultation and collaboration with the SEED teaching team at the PK-12 and Middle School level, occasionally teaching some classes as needed.
    • Provide professional development to faculty around issues related to student mental health and well-being.
    Successful applicants should possess the following qualifications and attributes:
    • Flexible, energetic, and positive approach to their work
    • Ability to work within a team approach to Student Support
    • Willingness to be available outside of school hours during crisis situations
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
    • Master’s degree or post-graduate work in counseling, social work or psychology.
    • Experience in an independent school or other school environment.
    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and complete the online application to the attention of Kerri Maatallah (Assistant to the Head of Middle School) at


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.


Applicants for positions must complete the printable application.
The Shipley School
814 Yarrow Street
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
T: 610-525-4300 F: 610-525-5082
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The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.