Lower School Lead Teacher

Delaware Valley Friends School seeks outstanding candidates for the opening of a full time Lower School Teacher. Candidates should be qualified to teach in a lower school setting and be comfortable with teaching language arts, math, reading, science and social studies in a self-contained multigrade (grades 3-5) classroom. Candidates with a knowledge base about the instruction of students with learning differences are preferred, this includes training in the Orton-Gillingham approach to language instruction and a background in multisensory math instruction. The successful candidate will actively collaborate with another lower school teacher and assist in developing the curriculum in a growing lower school program. Ideal candidates will also have experience serving students from diverse backgrounds, with training in cultural awareness. Candidates with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

The School:
Delaware Valley Friends School is a national leader educating bright students (grades 3-12) with reading, writing, and other learning differences. Students receive a comprehensive, research-based, college preparatory curriculum, individualized instruction, cutting-edge assistive technologies, and successful college placement, with an emphasis on metacognition and self-advocacy within a community based on Quaker values. DVFS is the first school program in the region accredited by both the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) - the leaders in multisensory structured language instruction.

Delaware Valley Friends School values the strength inherent in a diverse community. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, age, disability or marital status in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, or in hiring, use of volunteers or board membership. Instead, DVFS actively seeks to enhance its community through admissions and hiring practices that encourage a diverse candidate pool.

Established in 1986, the school attracts students from across the region. Located on the Philadelphia Main Line, in Paoli, Pennsylvania, the school is 45 minutes by train from Center City.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years previous teaching students experience in grades 3-5 preferred
  • Strong affinity for students who learn differently
  • Passion for and strong knowledge of subject matter taught
  • Ability to develop curriculum and approaches for diverse learners
  • Familiarity with and appreciation for Quaker principles.

Applicants should supply:

Please send letters of intent and resumes to Lower School Lead Teacher Search, c/o Judy Sheridan, Assistant to the Head, recruitment@dvfs.org. No phone calls or other emails, please. Applicant review will commence immediately, and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled, with the intent of completing the search May 2019. DVFS offers a competitive compensation and benefits package

Delaware Valley Friends School
19 E. Central Avenue, Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
Phone: 610.640.4150
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