Laurel School seeks talented faculty who will put our students first and strive to make a difference in their lives. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who thrive on being engaged participants in our community. The most successful candidates see opportunities before problems, can laugh at themselves and succeed in a fast paced, forward-thinking educational environment. We are particularly interested in attracting teachers who have lived internationally, who have experience in residential settings, who view themselves as entrepreneurial, flexible, curious and creative. Laurel lives the mission: to inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world. We continually challenge our community to dream, dare, and do.
Laurel School seeks a Music teacher for Middle School courses. This position involves teaching fifth through eighth grade, helping with biweekly Assembly, directing Chamber music groups, and supporting the production of an annual Middle School musical. The music teacher directs two evening concerts per school year as well as periodic special events.
Duties and responsibilities include:
Preparation and implementation of daily lessons
Assignment and timely evaluation of all relevant class work
Design and implementation of appropriate, authentic assessments in each core curricular area
Comprehensive, on-going documentation of student progress
Preparation of regular, detailed rubrics and formal narrative reports on student progress
Assessment and support of individual student learning styles
Collaboration with other members of the faculty and staff
Attendance at faculty meetings, parent conferences, and admission events
Effective and timely communication in person, through email and through voice mail with varied school constituencies
Supervision and/or participation in non-academic activities, i.e. lunch, recess, and after school dismissal
The ideal candidate holds a degree in music (bachelor’s required, master’s preferred) and has at least three years of teaching experience. Other desired skills include strong conducting and rehearsal technique, solid piano and accompanying skills, knowledge of treble choral repertoire, and a commitment to an encouraging and supportive, yet challenging, rehearsal process. S/he must possess a positive attitude, excellent written and verbal skills, strong organizational skills, and proven success within a work setting that requires collaboration, cooperation, and collegiality. The candidate must possess or acquire and maintain a State of Ohio issued teaching certificate. Ability to lead one or more co-curricular activities, or to coach a sport, is desirable. The school welcomes the opportunity to continue to find ways to diversify our faculty.
Laurel School is a dynamic, forward-thinking, K-12 girls’ school, with a co-ed pre-primary division where every child is well known. As a Facing History and Ourselves School, Laurel is fully committed to equity and inclusion; we actively seek culturally diverse faculty and staff.
Laurel teachers are committed to:
the study of research on girls’ education
integrating this knowledge into classroom practice
working with each girl to fulfill her promise
flexibility and openness to new ideas
the academic and social development of girls
involving parents as partners in the educational process
the creation of a classroom community
the integration of community-based learning projects at the classroom level and as a part of the whole school community
equity and inclusion
outdoor education and sustainability
Laurel enjoys an outstanding local and national reputation and is home to the Laurel Center for Research on Girls. In a highly competitive school landscape, Laurel is fortunate to be a school of choice in Cleveland. Our emphasis on the whole child and our legacy of excellence in the teaching of girls set us apart. Located in Shaker Heights, OH (15 minutes from downtown Cleveland) with an additional rural campus 17 minutes away, the school has an urban/rural advantage. The work environment is noted for being family-friendly and flexible. The feeling in the school is joyous, collaborative, and innovative. Our curricular philosophy emphasizes community-based, interdisciplinary and experiential learning. Collaboration and reflective practice are key to pedagogy at Laurel. The school is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.
Laurel School is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel and applicants for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; national origin; handicap or disability; sexual orientation; or status as a veteran, Vietnam era, or special disabled veteran.
Additional Salary Information: Laurel offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.