Fryeburg Academy, located in Maine, is a private boarding and day school serving grades 9-12, and a Post-Graduate year. We invite you to explore our site and learn how students from around the globe find their place in the world through our exceptional academic, art, and athletic programs.


Required: A strong belief in independent education, and in particular, the mission of Fryeburg Academy.

Employment at the Academy is for those who will join us in striving to create a supportive school environment that promotes respect, tolerance, and cooperation, and working towards preparing students for responsible citizenship. We seek capable, well-qualified employees who will work both independently and collaboratively while maintaining high professional standards.
Position Opening: Special Education Co-Teacher or Social-Emotional Teacher (LCSW)

Fryeburg Academy, a 575-student day and boarding high school in Western Maine and the Mount Washington Valley, seeks an innovative Special Education teacher or Licensed Clinical Social Worker beginning September 2019.  This full-time co-teaching position involves supporting the academic and social/emotional needs for a caseload of identified special education students as a member of each student's wrap around team. The candidate will be highly organized, possess excellent interpersonal skills, and demonstrate the ability to provide effective, specialized instruction.

Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience/social-emotional program development, including varied strategies for supporting students with emotional/behavioral challenges.  Fryeburg faculty have significant responsibilities connected with the school's boarding program and extracurricular offerings. The Academy is therefore looking for individuals who enjoy working with high school students both in and out of the classroom and who wish, through commitment to a variety of roles, to strengthen its community. Experience working with students outside of the classroom- tutoring, coaching, in a residential or camp setting, or as an activity advisor- is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, Dispositions:
  • A strong belief in independent education, and particularly the mission of Fryeburg Academy
  • Ability to establish positive, supportive relationships with students, parents, colleagues, and mental health providers
  • Ability to collaboratively write quality IEPs in a timely manner, including data-driven, observable, and measurable goals
  • Skilled in planning and delivering differentiated instruction and assessment to meet students’ IEP goals
  • A willingness to work with students of all backgrounds and abilities
  • Skilled in connecting and building relationships with students
  • Experience in design and implementation of behavioral strategies and plans, restorative practices, and crisis support intervention
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed approaches to instruction and classroom management
  • Flexibility to adjust plans and meet the students where they are in the moment
  • Comfortable in teaching Social-Emotional curriculum, and/or English, Math, and/or History
  • A desire to work with students both in and out of the classroom. In particular, a willingness to serve as an academic advisor for a group of 10-12 students for their four years of high school.
Qualifying Education and Experience:
  • Maine LCSW certification OR MDOE 282 certification or eligibility for Maine certification, if not certified in Maine
Interested candidates should submit an application, letter of interest, résumé, college transcripts, and three references to Judy Heininger, Executive Assistant to the Head of School

All Fryeburg Academy employees are subject to Maine Dept. of Education Criminal History Record Check.
Fryeburg Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Fryeburg Academy

745 Main Street
Fryeburg, ME 04037
p. (207) 935-2001      
f.  (207) 935-5013      
Fryeburg Academy is an independent boarding and day school, serving grades 9-12 and postgraduate. We invite you to explore our site and learn how students from around the globe find their place in the world through our exceptional academic, art, and athletic programs.