Lower School Teacher, Religion and Service Learning

The Episcopal Academy
Newtown Square, PA United States

The Position

The Episcopal Academy seeks an experienced educator to serve as a lead teacher in our wonderful community. Working collaboratively with the Head Chaplain, the educator will teach our Stripes Curriculum (PK-3) and religion courses (4-5) , develop community service projects for each grade level, and assist in the planning of lower school chapel.  

What You Will Do

This unique opportunity combines teaching our Stripes curriculum (PreK-3rd ), Old Testament (4th) and World Religions (5th), with chapel planning, and service projects and programming, which are important parts of the Episcopal community. These include:

  • Rise Against Hunger
  • The Annual Can Drive
  • The Fifth Grade St. James Partnership Program

This person will also be responsible for collaborating with grade-level teachers to develop meaningful grade-level service projects.

Who You Are

We seek an educator energized by Episcopal’s mission to both challenge and nurture students, and by our commitment to inspiring our students to lead lives of purpose, faith, and integrity. As such, the ideal candidate will: 

  • Have a passion for spending time with Lower School students and teachers.
  • Be eager to build warm, authentic, and personal relationships with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Enjoy school life and the diverse range of events and activities at school each day, showing this passion by being a visible, welcoming presence on campus during and after school.
  • Be a strong communicator, both as a speaker and writer.
  • Think deeply and with frequent reflection about religious education, participating actively in our ongoing work ensuring that our PreK-12 religious education program is impactful. 
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the PreK-12 religion department in curriculum development, pedagogy, and instructional design.

Who We Are 

While each employee at Episcopal brings a unique set of competencies and skills to their work, we believe all employees should: 

  • Be student-centered, embrace school and life and show it through actions and interactions with students, colleagues, and parents.
  • Embody and live The Stripes.
  • Consistently maintain high standards for his or her own work and motivates others to achieve the same standard of excellence.
  • Demonstrate a desire and willingness to constantly grow and learn, both personally and professionally, and sees others – especially students – as having the ability to learn and reach success.
  • Foster a positive culture by being optimistic, adaptive, and collaborative.
  • Demonstrate a belief in and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse school community.

The Episcopal Academy seeks candidates who hope to help foster a school environment where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated, as described in our Diversity and Inclusion statement.

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