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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.
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Employment

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.

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  • Social Studies Teaching Intern

    Teaching Intern, Social Studies
     
    Fryeburg Academy, a 575-student day and boarding high school in Western Maine and the Mount Washington Valley, seeks an outstanding beginning or early-career teacher who prizes hard work and professionalism and who seeks instructional training, classroom experience, and mentoring. The successful candidate will assume duties in August 2021. This position involves teaching three sections of social studies and participating in the Academy’s residential program as a dorm parent. Teaching assignments will include world history and global issues as well as requiring familiarity with current events, so a relevant content-area major or comparable experience is a must. The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for working with students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and with a range of academic interests and skills.
     
    FA 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 to strengthen its community. Pre-career experience working with adolescents-- e.g., as a tutor, coach, camp counselor-- is a plus.  

    FA teaching interns work closely with veteran faculty mentors as a support throughout the year.

    Qualifying Education and Experience:
    Bachelor’s Degree in a social studies major or in education with a social studies concentration.
     
    Knowledge, Skills, Dispositions:
    • A strong belief in independent education, and particularly the mission of Fryeburg Academy
    • Ability to work with high school students of all backgrounds and abilities, and to encourage continuous growth
    • Ability and desire to plan high-quality instruction, assess student learning, reflect on pedagogical effectiveness, and adjust approach
    • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to meet high professional standards
    • Outstanding subject area knowledge
    Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, résumé, official transcript, and the contact information for three references to Amanda Fusco, (afusco@fryeburgacademy), 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.
  • Special Education Co-Teacher


    Fryeburg Academy, a 575-student day and boarding high school in Western Maine and the Mount Washington Valley, seeks an innovative Special Education co-teacher beginning September 2020.  

    This full-time position involves:
    • providing co-taught differentiated instruction in a small-group mixed regular and special-ed setting.
    • meeting the functional and academic needs for a caseload of identified special education students as a member of each student's wraparound team. 
    • implementing developed, varied strategies for teaching students.
    • leading the IEP team process to develop IEPs in a timely manner, including data-driven, observable, and measurable goals.
    The Academy is 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.

    Qualifying Education and Experience:
    • Master’s degree preferred; Bachelor’s degree required; MDOE 282 certification or eligibility for Maine certification (if not certified in Maine)

    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, and colleagues
    • Skilled in planning and supporting differentiated instruction and assessment in a co-teaching model
    • Skilled in connecting and building relationships with students
    • Demonstrated, proactive skills in communication and problem-solving 
    • Detail orientation and developed organizational habits
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively while maintaining high professional standards
    • A willingness to work with students of all backgrounds and abilities
    • 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.

    Interested candidates should submit an application, letter of interest, résumé, college transcripts, and three references to Amanda Fusco, Executive Assistant to the Head of School (afusco@fryeburgacademy.org).

    All Fryeburg Academy employees are subject to Maine Dept. of Education Criminal History Record Check.

    Fryeburg Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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  • Special Services Coordinator

    Description:
    Fryeburg Academy is seeking a special services coordinator to oversee all special education programs at Fryeburg Academy.  The coordinator leads a special services department of six full-time faculty, a school social worker, and several educational aids. The coordinator ensures that Fryeburg Academy meets the needs of students with disabilities by fulfilling the students’ individual educational plans; provides program leadership that is innovative, supportive, and collaborative; manages and engages staff and acquaints themselves with each student in the program.
    Fryeburg faculty and staff have significant responsibilities connected with the school's boarding program; the special services coordinator will have a role on a dormitory supervisory team or within the weekend administrative supervisory rotation.
    The successful candidate should possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills, understand and enjoy the diversity of students in the program, and have a strong understanding of special education law and regulations. The special services coordinator will work closely with faculty, families, and the local school administrative unit, will assign caseloads, and will carry a small student caseload. This position reports to the Director of Studies.

    Specific coordinator duties fall among the following essential functions of the job:

    Special Education Law and Student Services
    -Interpret and implement Chapter 101 and IDEA regulations. 
    -Manage the special education referral/screening process
    -Determine eligibility to special education services based on evaluations and State of Maine regulations. 
    -Ensure the Academy thoroughly follows special education laws and regulations
    -Manage the College Board Student Services with Disabilities accommodation process
    -Evaluate students and write academic evaluations
    - Facilitate individualized education plan meetings for each student that receives special services

    Departmental Leadership
    -Plan and coordinate staffing needs of the department
    -Support and guide special services staff members; foster departmental collaboration; evaluate staff performance

    Curriculum
    -Design and direct departmental curriculum that meets the special needs of students
    -Customize curriculum to meet the special needs of students

    Stakeholder Consultation
    - Meet regularly with the local school district special education director and assistant special education director to keep them abreast of new student developments and ensure the use of common procedure and practice
    -Work with the local school district special education representatives to develop and ensure implementation of student IEP’s.
    -Work closely with post-secondary school counselors on individual student schedules and with counselors, social workers, grade-level deans, and faculty in assessing individual students and ensuring comprehensive support
    -Work with the admission office and incoming families to assess students’ needs

    Qualifications/skills:
    -Master’s degree preferred 
    -Maine Department of Education Certification 282 or 030
    -Five years teaching experience and/or administrative experience in the field of special education; working knowledge of Maine Department of Education Special Education Regulations (chapter 101) and IDEA
    -Strong understanding of adolescents, learning differences, learning disabilities
    -Excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills.
    -Skill in establishing and maintaining productive working relationships with students, faculty, parents, and external resources. 
    -Aptitude to assess psycho-educational testing, with current knowledge base regarding learning differences/disabilities and educational trends. 
    -Demonstrated ability to initiate actions with minimal supervision and maximum discernment.

    Interested candidates should submit an application, letter of interest, résumé, college transcripts, and three references to Amanda Fusco, Executive Assistant to the Head of School and Student Records Manager (afusco@fryeburgacademy.org).

    All Fryeburg Academy employees are subject to Maine Dept. of Education Criminal History Record Check.

    Fryeburg Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Therapeutic Counselor/Social Worker - Special Services (Maternity Leave)

    THERAPEUTIC COUNSELOR/SOCIAL WORKER - Special Services (Maternity Leave 08/25/21 - 12/17/21)

    The purpose of this position is twofold: first, to serve as the primary LCSW resource for special education-identified students, providing them with learning, emotional, and behavioral support, as well as healthy self-management strategies.
     
    This individual possesses strong interpersonal and communicative skills, understands and enjoys the diversity of needs and experiences inherent in the Academy’s student body, and demonstrates prior collaborative success on a team. This therapeutic counselor works closely with special education colleagues, grade-level deans, the Health and Wellness Director, and other individuals charged with student wellness and academic concerns. The ideal individual to the Special Services Coordinator and the Health and Wellness Director.
     
    Specific counselor duties fall among the following essential functions of the job: 
    *work directly with students in response to problematic situations, identifying causal issues, behavioral responses and their impact, and future choices
    *consult with relevant members of faculty and administration in developing behavioral plans
    *serve on individual students’ learning support teams
    *serve as a member of crisis intervention and emergency planning/response teams
    *facilitate occasional faculty-staff discussions on social and emotional well-being concerns and promotion
    *deliver classroom instruction focused on developing positive relationships and other areas based on students' needs
    *hold regularly scheduled student counseling sessions as needed 
    *engage, collaborate, and communicate with parents and other care providers
    *act as case management liaison as applicable for in-home services, outside counseling, etc.
    *promote student attendance, work with students and families to uncover attendance barriers, and develop positive incentives to increase attendance

    Skills/Qualifications:  
    *Relevant graduate degree and/or licensure in mental health or social work; LCMHC, or LCSW preferred
    *Prior employment within a school setting; experience in design and implementation of behavioral strategies and plans; school-counseling experience preferred 
    *Constructive understanding of adolescent development and family systems
    *Familiarity with school-based strategies for student support
    *Curriculum expertise on subjects involving emotional, personal, and social development of high school students
    *Cultural sensitivity and awareness 
    *Outstanding verbal and written communication skills 
    *Sound organizational abilities, including the ability to balance duties and timelines

    Qualifying Education and Experience:
    Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.

    Interested candidates should submit an application, letter of interest, résumé, college transcripts, and three references to Amanda Fusco, Executive Assistant to the Head of School and Student Records Manager (afusco@fryeburgacademy.org).

    All Fryeburg Academy employees are subject to Maine Dept. of Education Criminal History Record Check.

    Fryeburg Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Fryeburg Academy

FRYEBURG ACADEMY
745 Main Street
Fryeburg, ME 04037
p. (207) 935-2001      
f.  (207) 935-5013      
admissions@fryeburgacademy.org
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.