The Ethel Walker School, a boarding and day school for girls in grades 6 - 12 located in Simsbury, CT, is seeking a full time English teacher. Candidates should have a BA in either English or a closely-related field. Preference will be given to those candidates with advanced degrees (MA, PhD) in English or Education / Teaching and who have 2-5 years of classroom teaching experience. No certification is required.
Ability to teach any level of Upper and/or Middle School English
Supervise school clubs/activities
Participate in our Residential Life program
Perform after school supervisory or coaching duties as assigned
Supervise study hall or other academic day duties as assigned
Participate in personal and professional development
Other duties as assigned
Skills and traits necessary for this position include:
Passion for teaching and for girl’s education
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Excellent command of the English language
Awareness of current trends in English instruction
Facility with the use of technology in learning and the use of databases for record keeping of different kinds
A highly developed sense of collaboration and a willingness to work with colleagues is strongly encouraged for this position; you will work closely with colleagues to make sure the department's goals are being met and that innovation is being brought to the classroom. A strong sense of autonomy accompanies this position and experience with planning lessons and developing units and assessments will be highly valuable. The successful candidate will show an empathy for and a passion to work with adolescent girls at this phase in their development.
The successful candidate will also be required to participate in the life of the Ethel Walker School in ways that are typical of boarding school and important to our close knit community. All teaching faculty serve as advisors to a group of up to 6 students, are asked to participate in the social lives of the students by chaperoning weekend activities or coaching students after school. All faculty are additionally asked to be involved with student clubs as an advisor or assistant or to participate in other ways in the life of the school.
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ethel Walker School is a traditional yet innovative college preparatory, boarding and day school for girls in grades six through twelve. For over 100 years, Walker's has excelled at preparing young women to make a difference in the world. Our curriculum represents the highest level of academic standards, in a small, tightly-woven community that is diverse and inclusive. We are a school rich i...n traditions built by generations of alumnae, faculty and staff. Leadership opportunities abound on our beautiful 300 acre campus, only 15 minutes from Bradley International Airport and within two hours drive from both Boston and New York City.
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The Ethel Walker School is an equal opportunity employer.