Long-term Maternity Leave Sub: Pre-K Lead Teacher IMMEDIATE

Plymouth Meeting Friends School provides an education based on the Quaker belief that there is that of God in everyone. Through its nurturing environment, the school offers an intellectually challenging and creative academic program to a diverse student body. Supported by adults who model respect and understanding, students reach toward individual strengths as responsible members of a community of learners.


Long-term Maternity Leave Substitute: Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher (Immediate – June 8, 2021)

Full Time, Salaried: The position includes five full days per week in the classroom, as well as recess duties and additional time outside of this schedule for parent teacher conferences. The position does not include health benefits.

Position Description: Plymouth Meeting Friends School is seeking an experienced teacher to work in the capacity of long-term substitute Lead Teacher in our Pre-Kindergarten class. Pre-Kindergarten at PMFS offers a rich social, play-based atmosphere carefully planned to provide exploration, discovery and skill development. Experiential and project-based learning support students’ emerging social-emotional and communication skills. Outdoor exploration and open-ended activities nurture their sense of wonder and develop their critical thinking skills.

The Lead Teacher works directly with 3 and 4 year old students to deliver a highly interactive, integrated program. Responsibilities include planning and implementing an active, integrated curriculum, and collaborating with the Assistant Teacher and PMFS colleagues in a creative, dynamic, values-based learning community. The Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher plans, supports and engages in the creation and execution of the preschool program grounded in play with academic intention. The successful candidate will have experience with:

  • Establishing a positive classroom community and culture of belonging
  • Implementing strong classroom management skills
  • Creating and implementing an integrated and experiential play-based curriculum.
  • Utilizing collaborative and community-building approaches to learning
  • Understanding the intellectual, social-emotional and physical development of 3 and 4 year olds
  • Supporting young children in using tools for effective communication and conflict resolution.

Qualifications: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood or early elementary education is required. Applicants are expected to have at least three years of preschool classroom experience. Facility with usage and integration of technology are required. A strong alignment with Quaker testimonies and progressive education—in philosophy and teaching practice– is expected. We actively seek candidates who reflect the rich diversity of our school community.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, a statement of educational philosophy and three professional references with contact information to pmfs@pmfs1780.org