The Shipley School
  • Bryn Mawr, PA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Paid Time Off, Holidays, Medical, Dental, Retirement, Life Insurance, ADD, Continuing Education

The Shipley School, founded in 1894, is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school currently enrolling 835 students in grades Pre-K through 12.  Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the school is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and compassionate participation in the world. 

The Shipley School is committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. Based on receipt of federal financial assistance through a Paycheck Protection Program loan administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the CARES Act, the School acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student and employee programs and activities.  Questions regarding the School's compliance with the application and administration of the School's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Title IX Compliance Officer or the Section 504 Compliance Officer at, 814 Yarrow Street, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010, or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or to the SBA.  Please refer to the School's SBA Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School's website for information on how to file complaints with OCR or the SBA.

Position Purpose: The Associate Teacher is responsible for assisting the implementation of the daily program under the direction of the lead teacher. This is a one year contract position, with no guarantee or promise of employment beyond the terms of the contract.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in planning and implementing curriculum
  • Assist in managing the classroom
  • Instruct children in small group activities
  • Provide individualized support during instructional times
  • Maintain a professional stance with students and parents and follow the classroom teacher's lead in all discussions relating to students
  • Supervise outside playground activities
  • Supervise the classroom when the teacher is out of the room
  • Assist with general housekeeping and classroom tasks, preparing materials as needed, and supporting technology needs
  • Attend staff meetings and recommended professional development
  • Participate in the morning, lunch/recess and afternoon duties as needed


  • BA/BS degree required
  • Experience working in an educational setting (elementary level preferred)
  • Ability to work collaboratively to enhance curriculum, program, and community
  • Strong verbal skills with students, colleagues, and parents
  • Strong ability to multi-task, complete assignments and keep to a schedule
  • Commitment to professional development and best practices in education                                         

Interested candidates should complete the online application. Cover letter, resume, and copies of all valid clearances should be uploaded in the resume section of the application.  Applications received missing the letter and/or supporting documents will receive less consideration.  No phone calls, please.

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