Thacher seeks an experienced teacher of English for an appointment beginning in August 2017. The successful candidate will have several years of successful experience teaching English. Candidates who have taught American Studies either as a humanities course or in collaboration with a history teacher are preferred.
In addition to excellence in the classroom, we seek to interview candidates who are eager to engage actively in all aspects of boarding school life. This entails a commitment to residential life and advising, to athletic coaching or other participation in the school’s afternoon program, and to helping to lead rigorous wilderness camping trips. Additionally, we seek teachers who are dynamic leaders, lifelong learners, and compassionate mentors to adolescents.
The School recognizes that diversity in backgrounds and perspectives strengthens our community. Faculty at Thacher work with highly motivated, talented students from 24 states and 12 countries, 41% of whom identify as students of color. We seek to attract and nurture a faculty that reflects and supports our commitment to a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural community.
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Founded in 1889, The Thacher School is a coeducational boarding high school (grades 9-12) located 85 miles northwest of Los Angeles, California. The School serves academically talented students who will benefit from a rigorous college preparatory experience. The faculty and students live and work closely together in a community in which cooperation, trust, honesty, and respect are the cornerstones... of school life.
Together, we commit to the belief that demands in the academic classroom, when combined with those of mountains and horses, of sports and the arts, produce independent minds, strong bodies, and powerful character.