Lower (Elementary) School Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Friends Academy, Dartmouth, MA

Friends Academy seeks a passionate, positive, and innovative Lower (Elementary) School teacher for the 2022-23 academic school year.

Responsibilities and qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • Design and implement differentiated and student-centered curriculum
  • Encourage creativity, thinking, and learning based on the mission of Friends Academy
  • Willingness to work within a collaborative and inclusive culture
  • Collaborate with faculty and specialists to create an integrated academic program commitment to social justice and global citizenship.Understanding of Learning Portfolios and Project-based learning
  • Dedication to social-emotional learning and Responsive Classroom practices
  • Commitment to the out-of-doors and to taking advantage of Friends Academy’s 64-acre campus, nature trails, garden, and outdoor learning spaces
  • Relentlessly sunny outlook on the world and opportunities for young people
  • Experience teaching math to meet the diverse needs of students, including lessons that help teach concepts, engage students and provide authentic assessments
  • Understanding of positive discipline and Morning Meetings aimed at creating a caring school community.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional growth
  • Attend faculty meetings and positively contribute to discussion and dialogue
  • Write individual student comments for each marking period
  • Willingness to be involved with our external programs and the school’s commitment to outdoor education (Fall Outside the Classroom Week/Spring Overnight, daily recess)
  • Commitment to the mission, history, traditions and continuous innovation of our 200+ year old school community


  • Bachelor’s degree and teaching experience required
  • A passion for elementary school, a sense of humor, and irrepressible positivity and warmth
  • Commitment to teaching and learning in a vigorous progressive school community with a commitment to equity and inclusion.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Jamie Ross-Cory, Head of Lower School.

Friends Academy

Dartmouth, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender