Lower School Teacher - 1st/2nd Grade

  • High Point Friends School
  • High Point Friends School Inc, 800-A Quaker Lane, High Point, NC, USA
  • Jun 04, 2024
Full time Teacher

Job Description

High Point Friends School, a PK3- 8th grade co-educational, independent school located in High Point, North Carolina, is seeking a full-time 1st/2nd grade multi-grade classroom teacher.


At High Point Friends School we provide an environment that creates scholars, cultivates community and develops servant leaders. HPFS is committed to hiring and retaining highly qualified, effective, and conscientious employees whose character and personality will contribute to a positive and enriching work environment. Students are challenged to recognize and appreciate their own potential, to respect the potential of others, to value and respect others' opinions, and to feel free to express their inner selves thus building a strong self-image.

The faculty member's primary responsibilities are to:

  • Plan and facilitate daily learning experiences that target students' assessed needs based upon the HPFS curriculum, NC Standards and mission of the school.

  • Supervise students to ensure their spiritual, physical, and mental well-being.

  • Communicate appropriately with parents and administration regarding students' achievements, growth, potential and behavior.

  • Provide learning opportunities that are targeted to meet each student’s personal characteristics and academic needs. This includes aligning the academic rigor of each student’s experience to the student’s capacity for productive struggle

  • Use formative assessment to guide instruction much more heavily than summative assessment to evaluate student progress

  • Maintain a clean, organized, and clutter-free learning environment that facilitates highly engaged and active learning. 

  • Plan and execute engaging field trips that supplement the curriculum and learning taking place in the classroom.

  • Embrace and implement Quaker pedagogy and demonstrate character and personality traits that will contribute to a positive and enriching work environment.

  • Complete duties as required and participates in all required school events and the life of the school with a commitment to the ongoing development of an inclusive community.

  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the administration


Qualifications and Qualities: 


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Current NC teaching license preferred 

  • 3+ years teaching elementary students preferred 

  • Experience utilizing SMART Notebook software preferred 

  • A commitment to the inclusive mission of Quaker schools and HPFS in particular.

  • Integrity, sound judgment, self-confidence, maturity and a sense of perspective

  • Ability to be a self-starter and initiator, and ability to effectively work independently and on a team

  • A life-long learner, committed to ongoing professional development

  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, appreciation for and positive communication with students, faculty and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic backgrounds