Preschool Assistant Teacher

We are seeking a full-time assistant teacher for a preschool class of 3- and 4-year-olds beginning in August 2018. The program includes a substantial amount of outdoor time in a natural setting and embodies elements of various early childhood philosophies. The ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and successful experience working with young children. Patience, enthusiasm, creativity, collaboration and alignment with Quaker tenets and values are key attributes.

Friends School of Portland is an independent preschool through 8th grade school arising from Quaker faith and practice and built upon long-held standards of exceptional Friends schools. Embracing the Quaker belief in the unique worth of each individual, we seek students from diverse ethnic, economic and family backgrounds. In small, multi-age classes, as well as in after school and summer programs, we nurture children’s unfolding development as curious, creative, and compassionate world citizens. We emphasize high standards for independent thinking and personal integrity. We offer a place-based curriculum with cooperative, hands-on learning in a close community where simplicity, service, stewardship, and peaceful resolution of conflict are practiced every day.

Please email a cover letter, resume, transcript and three letters of reference to Jenny Rowe, Head of School (, and Nell Sears (, Director of Studies by April 1st.


Close Date: 
Apr 2 2018
Peaceful Parenting Event