National Cathedral School (NCS) announces a search for a 6th grade English teacher in its Lower School (grades 4 through 6) for an appointment beginning August 2017. The successful candidate will help girls embrace a love of literature, be committed to developmentally appropriate teaching of writing, and develop a challenging curriculum within a nurturing environment. The school expects candidates to have a willingness and ability to use differentiated instruction in the classroom. Teachers utilize a student-centered pedagogy and technology as a teaching tool as well as a student resource. NCS seeks an experienced classroom teacher who has a background in curricular and pedagogical innovation.
The Lower School day is from 7:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Other responsibilities include daily homeroom, regular grade-level team discussions and faculty meetings, and other duties as assigned. Salary is competitive, based on experience, and the position includes a full benefits package. Qualified candidates hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in English or a related field.
National Cathedral School serves 585 students in grades 4 through 12. Faculty and staff are curious intellectually, flexible, and collaborative, and they view education as an engaging vocation. Students thrive in an intellectual environment and love to be challenged. NCS graduates are recognized as highly motivated and confident. Faculty and staff maintain a lively conversation about the meaning of all-girls education, an interest in pedagogy, and innovative uses of technology. As an Episcopal school, NCS welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths while maintaining a close identity with Washington National Cathedral’s commitment to be a house of prayer for all people. Located in Northwest Washington on 59 beautiful acres, the Cathedral Close is also home to St. Albans School and Beauvoir: The National Cathedral Elementary School.
NCS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff. The school therefore seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported.
Interested candidates should send an electronic application that includes a brief cover letter, résumé and the names and contact information of three to five references. In addition, applicants must submit (1) a sample project that the candidate has used with students and (2) a short writing sample, e.g. example student comment, statement of educational philosophy, etc. Please submit all materials as attachments in Word or PDF format with “6th Grade English” in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org.