Pomfret School is seeking an innovative English teacher who is comfortable teaching a variety of levels of English courses, ranging from beginner to advanced. Pomfret prides itself on recruiting and supporting teachers who are leaders and learners and who are deeply devoted to cultivating curiosity and love of learning in our students. An educator at Pomfret is committed to excellent teaching in service of the Mission and Vision of the School and its students. Pomfret teachers create a classroom environment and other learning opportunities designed to fulfill the goals of the school’s program and Vision of the Pomfret Graduate. Teachers at Pomfret embrace the boarding school lifestyle and are committed to educating the whole child in all areas of school life—in the academic arena, on the playing fields, in the dormitories, and within the overall community.
Successful applicants are dynamic individuals able to thrive in a fast-paced yet rewarding environment. This position reports primarily to the Assistant Head of School and requisite Academic Department Chair while receiving responsibility-specific feedback from the leaders of the other programs served. This 10-month, full-time faculty position begins August, 2017. As is our standard, all teaching positions at Pomfret are one-year appointments to be reconsidered annually.
Core responsibilities for this position include:
Teaching four sections of English classes in an interactive classroom environment
Coaching or supervising an athletic team or afternoon program for the equivalent of two out of three seasons
Serving as a faculty advisor to a small group of students
Living in a dormitory and/or participating in the residential life program, which includes a rotation of weeknight and weekend responsibilities
Participating in the School’s student life program, QUEST
Pursuing continuous professional growth and development
Attending faculty meetings, school meetings, chapel services, and other required school functions
Additional responsibilities include:
Knowing, understanding and committing to the Mission and Vision of Pomfret School
Building positive and appropriate relationships with students and colleagues
Designing and facilitating rigorous and empowering learning that is student-centered, relevant, and meaningful
Valuing the diverse thoughts, perspectives, learning abilities and life experiences of students and colleagues
Collaborating with colleagues to create programs (academic, extracurricular, dormitory, QUEST, Project Pomfret, etc.) that enhance the growth and learning of students while fulfilling the goals of Pomfret’s Mission and Vision
Managing relationships with parents that support the social and emotional well-being, intellectual development, and independent personal responsibility of students
Cultivating the discipline, habits, and mindsets of a reflective practitioner by seeking feedback, documenting his/her learning, and establishing related goals and action plans that target student outcomes
Using time between school years to maintain current knowledge of his or her discipline, to review and revise curriculum, and to grow their repertoire of teaching and learning strategies
A team player dedicated to supporting the Mission of the School and Vision of a Pomfret Graduate
Passionate about, comfortable with, and find enjoyment in working with adolescents
Ability to relate well to all constituents in a school community
Organized, diligent, and possess a strong, proactive work ethic
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
Communicates clearly, in a timely manner, and with confidentially with students, parents, and colleagues
Empathetic leader and learner with demonstrated success in providing student-centered, solution-focused mentoring to high school-aged students
Preferred candidates will have at least three years of teaching experience in an independent residential or day school setting and a strong desire to live and work in a boarding school environment. Candidates deemed most qualified hold an advanced degree in English and/or American Studies and have a strong capacity to teach writing and English composition.
Interested candidates should prepare a cover letter, current resume or CV, and contact information for three professional references and email them to Richard K. Dempsey, Assistant Head of School, at email@example.com.
Pomfret School is an independent coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for 355 students in grades 9 through 12 and postgraduates. Set on a beautiful 500-acre campus in Northeastern Connecticut and brought to life by an exceptional faculty, Pomfret offers a challenging and rewarding experience for students from various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Through an engaging... process of learning and leading, a commitment to service beyond self, and numerous opportunities for personal growth in academic, athletic, artistic, and residential settings, students emerge as ethical and active citizens of the world. With a clear mission, Pomfret School cultivates a healthy interdependence of mind, body, and spirit in its students as it prepares them for college and to lead and learn in a diverse and increasingly interconnected society.
Pomfret School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law in administration of its employment, enrollment, or educational policies, tuition assistance programs or other administered programs.