The Fenn School, a grade 4-9 boys day school in Concord, MA, seeks an individual to lead its English program as English Department Chair. Within the context of Fenn’s educational philosophy, each department chair is responsible for curricular leadership and curriculum development; departmental staffing; faculty supervision, evaluation, and professional growth; budget oversight; and student placement and support. Additionally, academic department chairs teach two to three sections of their subject, coach and advise. The English Chair also oversees the annual extemporaneous speaking, declamation and writing contests at Fenn.
Qualified candidates will have a rich educational background in English, significant teaching experience, preferably at the upper elementary and middle school levels, and a familiarity with current best practices for helping boys to become confident and successful readers and writers. An ability to foster connections between English and other academic disciplines is also desired.
Finally, the successful candidate will be a proactive and collaborative educator who can support the mission of the School and work well with students, parents, faculty and staff. Specific skills, in addition to those mentioned above, include strong written and verbal communication abilities, ease and experience with using educational technology (Fenn has a formal one-to-one student iPad program in grades six through nine and an informal program in grades four and five), and effective organizational skills.
Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest, resume, statement of educational philosophy and contact information for professional references via email attachment to Stephen Farley, Assistant Headmaster for the Academic Program, at the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Receipt of materials will be acknowledged via email. Interested candidates are asked not contact the School once applicant materials have been submitted.
About The Fenn School
The Fenn School is an independent day school for boys in grades 4-9 located in Concord, Massachusetts.