The Upper School English Dept. at Cannon School is looking for candidates with experience teaching a variety of writing and literature courses at various high school grade levels. Ideal candidates will have a wide exposure to literature both inside and outside of the traditional literary canon. Having the willingness to create and teach a range of other high school English courses is important as well.
The Upper School teacher at Cannon School, provides a safe, nurturing environment for students utilizing the school’s instructional program. The teacher works to create meaningful, engaging developmentally appropriate learning experiences in order to build strong foundational skills for lifelong learning.
Teach a load of four classes out of a six period day (teachers are expected to teach a load of four classes and two to three preps, though other situations may be contractually negotiated).
Perform various duties, such as proctor morning or afternoon make-up work sessions, lunch duty, etc.
Advise approximately 10 students throughout the year by serving as the point person to communicate with them and their families regarding academic and other issues.
Organize and/or attend class trips as chaperones.
Chaperone events and sports activities throughout the year.
Communicate with parents of students on a regular basis via letters, email, phone calls, and/or meetings.
Attend a reasonable number of student performances and events.
In addition, teachers are generally expected to perform one major extracurricular of 80-160 hours per year, particularly after their first year of employment.
BA required, Masters preferred, a minimum of 2 years teaching experience preferred
Established in 1969, Cannon School is a private independent junior kindergarten through 12th grade college-preparatory institution. Cannon attracts more than 1,000 students from Concord, Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Charlotte, the University City area, Kannapolis, and Salisbury. Located on a 65-acre campus on Poplar Tent Road in Concord, Cannon has three divisions- Lower Schoo...l (junior kindergarten - grade 4), Middle School (grades 5 – 8), and Upper School (grades 9-12)- and is served by 209 full-time faculty and staff members. With a school community committed to inclusivity, intentionality, and innovation, Cannon School is a place where students come to belong, find their purpose, and invent the future.