Upper School Language Arts Teacher

Delaware Valley Friends School seeks outstanding candidates for the opening of Upper School Language Arts Teacher and Academic Advisor. Candidates should be qualified to teach language arts to students with a range of skill levels and abilities. Background and experience using the Orton-Gillingham approach or related O-G programs is strongly preferred, though not a requirement. Ideal candidates will also have experience serving students from diverse backgrounds, with training in cultural awareness. Candidates with a knowledge base about the instruction of students with learning differences is also preferred. Candidates with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Coaching experience is welcomed.

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach language arts/language remediation to upper school students
  • Act as an academic advisor to 6-8 students
  • Fulfill assigned duties

Qualifications:

  • A strong draw to serving an institution with the mission of Friends education
  • An awareness of how complex factors impact the education of a student (social, cultural, racial, economic, emotional, learning differences, etc.)
  • Interest in developing approaches for diverse learning needs
  • High degree of emotional intelligence, flexibility, and strong relational and interpersonal skills
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Applicants should supply the following materials:

Please send letters of intent and resumes to Upper School Language Arts 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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