Hawaii Preparatory Academy is currently seeking an educator to join our Upper Campus English/Social Studies faculty as a Long-Term Substitute. The teaching assignment spans January 3 - May 30, 2018.
English Honors: Grade 10
In this course students will conduct advanced literary analysis and thesis development in written and oral discussion. Assessment inside the classroom will be conducted using traditional methods such as major and minor essays, quizzes and tests, reflections, and presentations. Class members will re-examine their concept of selfas it exists as a part of a greater whole. The concept of a community will be considered on many levels – including family, school, and as part of a residential grouping. Texts include Fahrenheit-451, Inherit the Wind, Metamorphosis, Othello, Oroonoko, and A Modest Proposal.
Freshman Foundations: Grade 9 Social Studies:Students focus on foundational skills to support future success in all academic subject areas as well as their personal growth. Principal skills include fluency in reading, writing, and speaking, creative and critical thinking, discussing, presenting, questioning ideas from texts and research, development of self-confidence and self-awareness. This spectrum of skills and the development of multiple historical perspectives is developed through the study of our island community (past, present, and future), and by analyzing local and native writers and historians that give students a contextual window into the complex historical, cultural, economic, and political life that is modern day Hawaii. The end of year culminating project is the Mo’olelo project, where students immerse themselves in the genealogy and history of their families.
The ideal candidate will have teaching experience in English and Social Studies at the high school level and hold a degree in a related discipline. Upper School teachers at HPA are expected to teach, advise, and lead students according to HPA's curriculum and mission. Our teachers work with students on the continuous development of skills, attitudes, and knowledge required to make effective college, career and life choices.
The preferred candidate will exhibit the following:
A deep appreciation for fulfilling responsibly the many duties inherent in employment at a boarding school.
An all-for-one/one-for-all “team player” attitude.
A proven ability to be a stellar role model for young people, both in and out of the classroom.
High school teaching experience
Proven ability to collaborate with other teachers of the same course, department, and whole faculty
Desire to work as a team player with faculty, staff and administrators
Ability to interact professionally with parents and community members
Maturity and personal stability sufficient for a demanding position
Positive attitude and strong work ethic
Please send a resume, letter of interest, two recommendation letters and completed Faculty Application to HR@hpa.edu. This position is open until filled. Faculty applications are available on our website https://www.hpa.edu/about/employment
Additional Salary Information: Based on teaching experience
Hawai`i Preparatory Academy, founded in 1949, is an independent coeducational school providing a full range of opportunities for students from kindergarten through grade 12. Our boarding program admits students in grades 9 through 12.
The school has two campuses in the town of Waimea (Kamuela) on the island of Hawai`i. The Lower and Middle Schools are located on nine acres in the heart of Hawai...`i's ranching country, while the Upper School is located just two miles away on a 200-acre campus at the foot of the Kohala Mountains.