Evansville Day School (EDS), in partnership with parents, offers a student-centered, college preparatory program supported by a challenging and comprehensive curriculum that encourages each student from Junior Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 to strive for excellence in mind, body, and human spirit. EDS was founded in 1946 and remains the only independent school in the Southwest Indiana (tri-state) region. The school enrolls approximately 300 students and boasts a 40 acre wooded campus, an impressively diverse student body, and 100% four-year college placement.
As with all positions at Day School, faculty hold much more than a job. Educators enjoy the opportunity to be part of an intellectual, interesting, and supportive learning community with a myriad of ways to engage students, families, and colleagues as everyone participates in the life of the school. All Day School faculty and staff are asked to focus actions and decisions on what is best for the school and the students.
This is an exciting time to join the Day School faculty as the school embraces its tradition of innovation in leading the Evansville community in delivering a real world, forward thinking education for the global leaders of tomorrow. This includes more experiential learning, the new Innovation Lab, and increased use of technology.
The Upper School English teacher develops students’ critical thinking, composition, and analysis skills through various media, literary genres, writing/project work, and educational experiences in and out of the classroom. Work with students includes a strong focus on grammar and writing conventions while also fostering the qualities we value in our Portrait of a Graduate. A successful teacher in this position will help students learn the skills to evaluate sources and arguments and prepare them for college-level analysis and argument with an understanding that strong English skills prepare students for a broad range of college majors and careers.
A successful teacher in this position has the flexibility to teach unique and diverse groups of students using a variety of text and media. As a member of a small Upper School faculty, a successful candidate must also be able to work closely with and communicate collaboratively with fellow teachers to ensure a positive Upper School environment.
- Teach required English courses for grades 9 through 12
- Teach and advise the Yearbook class
- Collaborate with English and History teachers to form a Humanities department
- Participate in the life of the Upper School through coaching and/or advising a club/activities, serving on committees, and attending school events
- Serve as advisor to Upper School students and student organizations
- Implement innovative methods, including project-based learning, to engage students and deepen their interest in and understanding of the English language, literature and writing
- Pursue ongoing professional development
- Participate in (or lead) faculty, divisional, and departmental meetings
- Other duties as assigned by the Head of School