National Cathedral School announces an opening for a Middle School English teacher, a 10-month faculty position that begins in August 2017. The English Department seeks applicants who embrace the particular opportunities of teaching girls and young women, convey deep knowledge of literature and the writing process, and understand child development. The school expects candidates to differentiate instruction in the classroom, contribute expertise on literary analysis and critical thinking, and use technology as a teaching tool as well as a student resource. Additionally, a successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to reflect on curriculum and teaching practice with the goals of continual curricular and professional development. The English Department prefers candidates with at least five years teaching experience teaching English but remains open to hiring promising individuals at the beginning of their teaching careers.
National Cathedral School serves 585 students in grades 4 through 12. Students thrive in an intellectual environment and love to be challenged. NCS graduates are recognized as highly motivated and confident. Faculty and staff maintain a lively conversation about the meaning of all-girls education, an interest in pedagogy, and innovative uses of technology. As an Episcopal school, NCS welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths while maintaining a close identity with Washington National Cathedral’s commitment to be a house of prayer for all people. Located in Northwest Washington on 59 beautiful acres, the Cathedral Close is also home to St. Albans School and Beauvoir: The National Cathedral Elementary School.
NCS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff. The school therefore seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported.
Interested candidates should send an electronic application that includes a brief cover letter (no more than one page), résumé (no more than one page), and the names and contact information of three to five references. In addition, applicants must submit (1) a sample writing rubric, indicating course title or level, and (2) a short writing sample, e.g. example student comment, statement of educational philosophy, etc. Please submit all materials as attachments in Word or PDF format with “Middle School English Teacher” in the subject line: firstname.lastname@example.org.