Lake Forest Academy is seeking an Instructor of English to begin in the fall of 2018. Additionally, this position will also coach two seasons of sports in the co-curricular afternoon program. Faculty members who live on the campus also have weeknight and weekend residential duties, and all faculty serve as Advisors to a small group of students.
General overview of responsibilities:
Teach assigned four sections within the English Department
Writing formal comments on students four times per year and informal progress reports four times per year.
Meeting with parents, as needed
Maintaining a Professional Growth Plan in consultation with the department chair
Serving the school’s afternoon program through coaching or other responsibilities
Fulfilling weeknight (once a week) and weekend (8) residential duties
Serving as an Advisor to a small group of students
Serving on committees and task forces, as needed
The required characteristics and/or skills of this position are:
Supports and acts in accordance with LFA’s mission and values
Upholds LFA standards of professional courtesy, punctuality, discretion and confidentiality
Demonstrates appropriate planning and preparation for instruction
Develops and maintains a classroom atmosphere that inspires learning and fosters respect for all students
Supports departmental goals and colleagues
Eagerness to get involved in a boarding school community
Required experience and/or education:
Bachelor's degree or higher
Experience within independent schools is preferred but not required
Expertise teaching a broad range of English courses
A strong knowledge of the mechanics of writing, reading, and speaking
About Lake Forest Academy
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Founded in 1857, Lake Forest Academy is a coed, boarding school serving 430 academically bright and motivated students in grades 9 to 12 from across the globe. The Academy offers a rigorous curriculum focused on academic excellence and characterized by small classes and close faculty/student interaction. The school's mission of educational excellence is founded on the four pillars of character, scholarship, citizenship, and responsibility. The LFA community places students at the center of their own learning and provides the support needed to develop confidence and strong values. Lake Forest Academy is committed to hiring a culturally diverse faculty committed to working with our diverse student body.
Lake Forest Academy is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. This means Lake Forest Academy will not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on race, religion, color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), marital s...tatus, domestic partner status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.