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Middle School Language Arts & Upper School English Teacher

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teach Language Arts from an introductory level to an advanced level.

  • Serve as an advisor for a group of 8-10 students, providing guidance in academic, extracurricular, social, and personal areas, and serve as the school’s key liaison to parents for this group.

  • Serve as an instructor in our signature experiential learning opportunities both on campus and away throughout the year, including our experience-centered seminars which take place over 3 weeks in March, and sometimes require travel.

  • Attend all faculty meetings, department meetings, and other meetings as required.

  • Be able to collaborate effectively.

  • Complete grades/comments, advisor letters, and other forms of academic communication in a timely, professional manner.

  • Promote the development of character, community, and curiosity in all dealings with students, including enforcing school rules.

  • Use variety, creativity, and flexibility to motivate and inspire young learners.

  • Facilitate the development of a positive class culture that supports learning and personal growth.

  • Appreciate and support varying learning abilities through robust lesson planning and rigorous assessment.

  • Provide regular and useful student feedback and maintain assessment records.

  • Communicate with students and families on a regular basis.

  • Know the developmental and academic abilities of one’s students.

  • Pursue opportunities for professional growth on an annual basis.

  • Adhere to the standards described in the Employee Handbook.

  • Perform various student supervisory duties.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.


The position’s preferred qualifications:

  • MA/MS or equivalent in a related field

  • Experience teaching Advanced courses

  • Experience teaching courses from 6th through 12th grades

  • Independent school experience

  • Demonstrated and successful history with innovation in the teaching of social studies, technology integration, curriculum design, and experiential-based learning

  • Experience in teaching English Language Learners (ELL), particularly international students


Personal Qualities:

  • Possess an innate ability to engage and inspire students through innovation and creativity

  • Team player willing to work collaboratively with department, colleagues, and families

  • Innovative mindset with a focus on student-centered learning and technology

  • Attentive to details/conditions as they pertain to student whereabouts and safety

  • Enjoy building relationships with students and their families

  • Eager to participate in other aspects of school life


SALARY RANGE:

$30,000 - $50,000 annually based upon skills and experience

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Educational Philosophy

  • 3-5 Professional references