An independent school in southeastern PA is conducting a search for a full time middle division English/Language Arts and writing teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.
The English/Language Arts (ELA) program aims to develop reading, writing, speaking, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary skills. In addition students must study a broad span of literary genres in order to prepare them for placement in independent high schools. Our ELA curriculum should align with social studies to build a humanities bridge between ELA and social studies. The middle division ELA curriculum should build on the elementary division’s Balanced Literacy concepts.
Ideal candidates are those who seek to partner with parents, collaborate with colleagues, demonstrate a commitment to professional growth, motivate students academically, and support students in developing their moral character. Candidates must understand and implement differentiated instruction and 21st century skills, as well as have an understanding and ability to respond to the unique needs of middle school students. Additionally, the ideal candidate must understand and appreciate the unique needs and overall development of early adolescents.
Preferred Professional Qualifications:
Teacher Certification required with previous middle school teaching experience and ability to manage a classroom with differentiated instruction
A bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education or an English, writing, or literature related degree. Advanced degrees preferred.
A love of literature and an interest in academic writing and the ability to convey research writing skills to students as well as an deep understanding of traditional grammar
Familiarity with independent school culture with a faith based mission and an interest in leading co-curricular activities
Knowledge of authentic, age-appropriate technology integration using GAFE
Please submit – in one PDF document - your letter of interest, resume, professional references, teacher certification and your philosophy of English education statement to: