Tandem Friends School, a co-ed, Quaker, 5th-12th grade independent day school in Charlottesville, Virginia, has an opening for a middle school drama teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Performing arts classes at Tandem have historically played an important role in the life of the school. This position will involve teaching semester-long drama classes to students in grades 5-8. In the Middle School, drama classes are typically based around a production which is shared with the larger community at the end of the semester.
Tandem Friends seeks teachers who bring diverse skills, knowledge and interests; a willingness to learn new things; and an appreciation for collaboration with students. At TFS, all teachers are active community members who share in the general support and care of the school community, serve as student advisors, and collaboratively lead service learning and overnight trips among other activities.
Tandem Friends School aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community. The school welcomes applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported. Qualified candidates will have experience teaching drama to early adolescents and a Bachelor’s degree, ideally with a concentration in theater, or a related field. A Master's degree is preferred. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and references to email@example.com.
The ideal candidate will possess:
a relevant advanced degree and at least 3-5 years of teaching experience,
a strong understanding of the developmental needs of early adolescents,
experience with curriculum design, and student-centered teaching and learning practices,
a pedagogical approach to drama instruction that incorporates equitable and inclusive teaching strategies and curricula
a demonstrated ability to work with a diversity of student backgrounds, learning styles, and prior experience in performing arts
and an eagerness to partner with a dynamic team of colleagues in the day-to-day activities of the school.
At Tandem Friends School, we believe that the finest education is achieved through an active partnership between faculty and students. We honor students by holding them to high standards. Teachers are dedicated to the intellectual, aesthetic and moral growth of each student. In turn, our students are expected to enter into this partnership with a sense of responsibility and respect for their mentors and for the entire school community.
Our high expectations of students are possible because our faculty and staff meet a high standard of professional and personal excellence in their work. All teacher candidate finalists spend a full day here and teach sample classes. We actively foster our employees' continuing growth through professional development funding and an environment that is characterized by open communication, collaboration and a strong sense of community. The combination of motivated students, engaged families, active institutional support and highly qualified employees makes this a dynamic learning community.
Tandem Friends School is a co-educational, independent day school for grades 5-12 with a diverse enrollment of 214 students. The school is located on a 31-ac...re campus in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was founded as The Tandem School in 1970, and was affiliated as a Quaker (Friends) school in 1995.
Tandem Friends is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.
Tandem Friends does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or national ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, scholarship or loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.