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

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. The school will make all employment decisions for employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination as to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy, age, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity and expression, creed, genetic predisposition, victim of domestic violence or any other basis protected by law.

Position Purpose: The Second Teacher is responsible for assisting the implementation of the daily program under the direction of the lead teacher.

Essential Functions:

  • Second Teacher (following the lead teacher)
  • Assist in planning and implementing curriculum
  • Assist in managing the classroom
  • Instruct children in small and large groups
  • Provide individualized support during instructional times
  • Participate in parent-teacher conferences and in-house meetings as needed
  • Maintain a professional stance with students and parents and follow the classroom teachers' 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 all 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                                         

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Works in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods.
  • Be able to occasionally lift to 30 lbs.
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including severe heat and cold

Interested candidates should complete the online application. Cover letter, Philosophy of Education Statement and resume 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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