We are seeking a dynamic and passionate individual, one who cares deeply about the importance of reading and writing, who is curious about new methods and modes of communication, and who is interested in exploring the ways in which we can teach girls to be courageous, ethical and empathetic through literature. The candidate must be able to use a variety of assessment strategies, and incorporate our Facing History and Ourselves program into course planning. We seek teachers interested in working collaboratively with other Laurel teachers, enthusiastic about the opportunity to design curriculum—including lessons that take advantage of our 140-acre Butler campus as an outdoor classroom—and adept at differentiating instruction. Candidates with Middle and Upper School teaching experience are encouraged to apply. Flexibility, a sense of humor and a deep desire to be an educator outside of the classroom—working with students in many capacities—are invaluable qualities at Laurel School.
Duties and responsibilities include:
Preparation and implementation of daily lessons for two or three sections of Eighth Grade English
Delivery of assignments and timely evaluation of all relevant class work and student progress
Design and implementation of appropriate, authentic assessments and support of individual student learning styles
Timely and proactive communication with parents about student progress
Depending on experience, serving as an Advisor to a small group of students
Collaboration with other members of the faculty, administration and staff on experiential, interdisciplinary and community-based opportunities that add to the school community
Active participation in all faculty and staff meetings
Effective and timely communication with varied school constituencies in person, through email and through voice mail
Supervision and/or participation in non-academic activities, including lunch, office hours, and study hall
Willingness to coach sudents on sudy skills and reading/writing skills during a supported study hall
The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Minimum five years teaching experience at the middle or high school level preferred. The successful candidate will also possess a positive attitude, excellent written and verbal skills, strong organizational skills, and proven success within a work setting that requires collaboration, cooperation, and collegiality. The candidate must possess or acquire and maintain a State of Ohio issued teaching certificate. The school welcomes the opportunity to continue to find ways to diversify our faculty.