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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.

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Lower School Spanish Teacher (pre-K through 1st 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 K-3)
  • Have experience teaching Spanish to elementary school aged children using a full immersion approach (including grades K-3)
  • 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


Upper School Art Teacher

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 suburb 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.

Reports To: Department Chair and Division Head

Summary

The Shipley Upper School seeks an experienced high school art teacher. The candidate should have an MFA degree and a clear educational philosophy, which is consistent with the mission of the school.  Minimum of five years experience teaching art at the high school level is essential.

Key Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

  • Experience teaching ninth through twelfth grades
  • Master of Fine Arts Degree
  • Experience developing college portfolios
  • Breadth of knowledge in a wide variety of art areas.
  • Working knowledge of computer programs associated with the Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop.
  • 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 April 30, 2014 to Margaret van Steenwyk, Head of Upper School at mvansteenwyk@shipleyschool.org or by regular mail at Margaret van Steenwyk, The Shipley School, 814 Yarrow Street, Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010. 

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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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