Schedule: A One-Year Position beginning September 2017
Polytechnic School an independent, coeducational day school in Pasadena, CA, offers a broad curriculum in the liberal arts for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Founded in 1907, the school enrolls 850 students from diverse ethnic, racial, religious and economic backgrounds. Set on 14 acres in a suburban/urban neighborhood, the school is situated near cultural/educational institutions and has easy access to down town Los Angeles.
The mission of Polytechnic School is to develop the intellect, talents and character of each student in a community of learning dedicated to academic excellence, personal growth and responsibility, and service to others. We provide an educational program that emphasizes creative thinking and ethical reasoning, challenges students to aspire, achieve, collaborate and serve. We are committed to sustaining a school that is uniquely grounded in history and tradition, while embracing discovery and innovation.
The Polytechnic Teaching Fellow program initiated in September 2005, attracts recent college graduates who are interested in a career in education by providing them with meaningful first-year teaching experience, working with motivated and creative students and observing and learning the craft of teaching from senior faculty members.
Responsibilities: The Teaching Fellow works with one or two senior members of the Middle School faculty and takes an active role in the life of the middle school. The expectation is that the Fellow will move from observation and work with individual students or small groups to responsibility for planning and teaching middle school classes on his/her own. The Fellow contributes to the extra-curricular program by co-facilitating an advisory group, chaperoning outdoor education trips, coaching when needed, and coordinating an after school homework hour for students, etc.
Qualifications: The successful applicant will have a college degree and experience with middle school students. Having experience in tutoring, outdoor education, athletics and/or publications would also be of value. Course work and a facility in another modern language would be an additional asset. Good communication and technology skills are necessary.
Salary: Polytechnic School is committed to attracting talented college graduates to the teaching profession by offering fellows a competitive compensation plan that is commensurate with a first-year teacher salary.
Benefits: A full benefits package includes medical, dental and vision coverage and a TIAA/CREF retirement plan.
Application: Applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter to Polytechnic School, c/o Cheryl Flores, 1030 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106.
Polytechnic School is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.