LEAD students by embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising, coaching and supporting students outside of the classroom.
DESIGN an innovative English curricula that will draw interest to the Shorecrest Middle School program.
ENGAGE students with a combination of educational best practices -- cooperative learning, technology, writing workshops, projects, community service -- while also offering positive reinforcement and support.
CONNECT with students, families, and faculty both inside and outside the classroom to foster a stronger Shorecrest community.
EDUCATE not only students but also colleagues through professional development opportunities.
COLLABORATE with a cohesive grade level team to create a cross-curricular program that challenges and supports students and colleagues.
GUIDE an advisory of students through the challenges of modern adolescence.
PARTNER with organizations in order to build and strengthen connections in our communities, near and far, to strengthen global citizenship.
INNOVATE your teaching by evaluating content, materials, as well as instructional methods to remain an outstanding educator.
INSPIRE the diverse school community to grow and Be More.
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Reports To: Middle School Head
The eighth grade English Teacher should be articulate, passionate about reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary development including word etymology The teacher should be an expert in the field of English, supports the educational program by challenging, supporting, and engaging students and meeting academic expectations of the school
Specific duties (not limited to):
- Successfully teach all assigned classes
- Serve as an advisor to a group of 8th grade students and supervise study halls twice weekly
- Assist with opening-of-school functions, pre planning week, Back to School nights, and complete all assigned tasks from Middle School Head
- Actively support school functions, such as athletic events, dramatic and musical productions, field experiences
- Attend weekly faculty meetings serving on faculty committees as needed
- Meet responsibilities and deadlines in the classroom and of the school (eg, fall and spring parent conferences, accurate and timely report writing, weekly grade level team meetings)
- Communicate with parents: return phone calls, emails and notes in a timely manner
- Provide extra help to students before or after school or during lunch and/or study halls
- Prepares course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts
- Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records
- Evaluates and grades students' class work, assignments, and papers
- Compiles, administers, and grades examinations, or assign this work to others
- Plans, evaluates, and revises curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction
- Uses effective class management techniques to ensure effective learning
- Collaborates with other faculty and staff
- Maintains regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students
- Maintains expertise in subject matter through professional development
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Middle School Head
- Bachelor’s degree in English or English education
- Three to five years of Middle School teaching experience
- A minimum of five years experience in an independent school environment preferred
- Inspire early teen readers and writers
- Utilize inquiry-based teaching methods
- Transition students into Upper School
- Understand pre-adolescent behavior and have a good sense of humor
- Have experience with teaching teams, project work, and be a proven teacher/leader who can participate in Professional Learning Communities and support teacher professional development
- Be familiar with Developmental Designs or a similar advisory program
- Possess a willingness to be “all in” working with students, parents, and colleagues
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills
- Be highly organized
- Competent and comfortable with digital technology
- Proficient with using technology in instructional and web based tools in the classroom
- Committed to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
- Able to work in a highly involved & very busy environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts
- May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
- Be able to occasionally lift up to 20 lbs
- Be able to come in contact with children who are ill/ contagious
- Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled classroom environment
- Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold
interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter expressing interest to Jonathan Davis, Middle School Head by email (email@example.com
) or the school’s mailing address.
POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
Shorecrest Preparatory School welcomes candidates for admission or employment, regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, national or ethnic origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by law in the administration of any of its programs.
Shorecrest is a designated drug-free workplace.
Shorecrest participates in E-Verify.