Shorecrest is seeking an accomplished and student-centered English teacher to join an already dynamic English department. The ideal candidate will be comfortable teaching all levels of English in the Upper School, including AP English and/or Language. The primary focus in the first years will likely involve 9th and 11th grade English. The candidate will have a strong background in the teaching of writing and literary analysis, a passion for teaching, and a commitment to student learning and development. An interest in creating and teaching semester-length advanced English electives is an added asset. The ideal candidate will also be enthusiastic about innovative pedagogies such as discussion-based teaching, authentic assessment, and Project Based Learning.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:
At least 3 years experience teaching high school English courses.
Bachelor’s degree in subject area required; a Master’s or Doctoral degree is preferred.
Experience leading seminar-style discussions, a strong commitment to the teaching of writing and literary analysis.
Collaborative and engaged member of the faculty who is committed to curriculum design, teacher growth, and best practices for student learning.
Enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising and supporting students outside of the classroom.
Serve as an advisor to 10-12 students, guiding students in academic, extracurricular, social, and personal development, and acting as primary liaison to parents/guardians.
Sponsor a student club and/or coach an athletic team.
Demonstrate a high degree of cultural competency and a commitment to a community that values equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Comfortable using online texts, iPads, and Learning Management System.
Founded in 1923, Shorecrest is one of the oldest independent schools in Florida serving approximately 950 students from PK to Grade 12. Last year, more than 60% of its graduates matriculated to universities outside the state of Florida. Its curriculum is challenging and offers students multiple opportunities for advanced study through its extensive AP program, advanced elective offerings, and an I...ndependent Study option. St. Petersburg is a vibrant and growing city, named as one of the world’s most attractive small cities for art. It has a lively downtown, abuzz with outdoor concerts and markets, and it is within minutes of some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
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.