About Greene Street Friends School

Since 1855, Greene Street Friends School has educated children according to the Quaker principles of honesty, respect for the individual, peace and simplicity. That tradition of innovation continues today with an emphasis on hands-on learning, peaceful methods of conflict resolution, cultural understanding, community service, environmental education and the thoughtful incorporation of technology into the curriculum. Strong fundamentals and ethical strength prepare our students for a rapidly changing world and enable them to succeed with enthusiasm for learning and for life.

Job Description

Greene Street Friends School is seeking a dynamic and visionary Lead Teacher in our 3rd or 4th grade, for the 2022-2023 school year, with depth of experience and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Duties and Responsibilities

3rd and 4th grade teachers instruct a core curriculum of math, language arts, science and social studies, and life skills in a self-contained teaching environment. A candidate for this role will also seek to establish a strong, affirming classroom culture that embodies the School’s Quaker values and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Other duties include writing student reports; collaborating with students, colleagues, and families; attending meetings; and fulfilling other faculty duties, such as recess and lunch supervision.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, exemplified in their instructional practice and in the cultivation of impactful relationships with students, families/caregivers, and colleagues. Through a set of holistic and innovative instructional practices, they will adapt their teaching to fit the needs of their students. Moreover, they will have sound pedagogical skills, highly developed writing and organizational skills, and a student-centered approach to teaching, steeped in inspiring students to think creatively and critically.


Candidates should have experience working in a diverse setting and demonstrate a commitment to co-creating an affirming and inclusive learning community. Prior experience teaching elementary school aged children is preferred. A bachelor’s degree in a related educational field is required. Advanced degree is preferred but not required. This is a full-time position that begins in August 2022.

As a condition of employment, all employees who are employed with the school are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and able to provide proof of such vaccination. To make application for a medical or religious exemption, please contact the human resources department.

Interested candidates should upload a resume, cover letter to here.

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4- Year Degree