“Poly’s mission is to prepare and inspire the next diverse generation of leaders and global citizens to act with intelligence, imagination and—above all—character.”
Poly Prep CDS seeks applicants for a Middle School English Teacher Position for the 2018 – 2019 school year.
Poly Prep is a community dedicated to providing a diverse, equitable, and just education for our students. We seek an individual who is committed to promoting these values, and whose personal integrity and collegiality will enrich a high-achieving community.
The position requires knowledge of and practice teaching in middle school English, particularly in grades 5 – 8; a passion for teaching and learning; enthusiasm for working with students, families and colleagues; flexibility; and a sense of humor. Qualified applicants will have strong written and oral communication skills, a commitment to professional development, and proven success and desire to work in a collaborative environment. The ideal candidate will hold a MA or other advanced degree in a relevant area.
Generate happiness and a positive outlook on life and learning;
Attend and contribute to meetings during and after the school day, including but not
limited to: department, committee, division and grade-level meetings;
Assuming the role of an advisor for a group of students (7-10);
Advising a club or activity;
Participate in school events such as attendance at homecoming, alumni events and other significant dates throughout the school year; and
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
Qualified applicants will possess:
Expertise in the teaching of literature and writing
An affinity and appreciation for teaching middle school students
Knowledge of pedagogy for middle school students, particularly with regard to reading and writing skills
An ability to connect with a diverse student population and support their learning
An ability to work collaboratively with other teachers
Effective classroom management and organizational skills
Effective communication skills, both oral and written
A creative approach to teaching the curriculum
An interest in incorporating technology into the curriculum The ideal candidate will possess a passion for teaching and learning, a love for working with students, families, and colleagues, and a sense of humor. Candidates should have at minimum a bachelor’s degree; graduate degree preferred.
Teaching Duties Include:
Teaching four sections of Middle School English
Meeting with students on an individual basis for extra help as needed
Amending and developing curricula as necessary
Keeping accurate grades, effectively communicating with students and families in a timely manner, and providing feedback on student progress consistently throughout the school year.
How to apply: If you are a committed educator interested in working in an environment that is engaging and supportive, please send your cover letter and current resume detailing your interest in the position with specific evidence of qualification to:
Marisa Gomez, Department Chair of English @ firstname.lastname@example.org
About Poly Prep Country Day School
Brooklyn, New York
Nursery through Grade 12 Co-Ed Independent School. Founded in 1854