LEAD students by embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising, coaching and supporting students outside of the classroom.
DESIGN an innovative English curricula that will draw interest to the Shorecrest Middle School program.
ENGAGE students with a combination of educational best practices -- cooperative learning, technology, writing workshops, projects, community service -- while also offering positive reinforcement and support.
CONNECT with students, families, and faculty both inside and outside the classroom to foster a stronger Shorecrest community.
EDUCATE not only students but also colleagues through professional development opportunities.
COLLABORATE with a cohesive grade level team to create a cross-curricular program that challenges and supports students and colleagues.
GUIDE an advisory of students through the challenges of modern adolescence.
PARTNER with organizations in order to build and strengthen connections in our communities, near and far, to strengthen global citizenship.
INNOVATE your teaching by evaluating content, materials, as well as instructional methods to remain an outstanding educator.
INSPIRE the diverse school community to grow and Be More.
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Reports To: Middle School Head
The eighth grade English Teacher should be articulate, passionate about reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary development including word etymology The teacher should be an expert in the field of English, supports the educational program by challenging, supporting, and engaging students and meeting academic expectations of the school
Specific duties (not limited to):
Successfully teach all assigned classes
Serve as an advisor to a group of 8th grade students and supervise study halls twice weekly
Assist with opening-of-school functions, pre planning week, Back to School nights, and complete all assigned tasks from Middle School Head
Actively support school functions, such as athletic events, dramatic and musical productions, field experiences
Attend weekly faculty meetings serving on faculty committees as needed
Meet responsibilities and deadlines in the classroom and of the school (eg, fall and spring parent conferences, accurate and timely report writing, weekly grade level team meetings)
Communicate with parents: return phone calls, emails and notes in a timely manner
Provide extra help to students before or after school or during lunch and/or study halls
Prepares course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts
Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records
Evaluates and grades students' class work, assignments, and papers
Compiles, administers, and grades examinations, or assign this work to others
Plans, evaluates, and revises curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction
Uses effective class management techniques to ensure effective learning
Collaborates with other faculty and staff
Maintains regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students
Maintains expertise in subject matter through professional development
Performs other duties as assigned by the Middle School Head
Bachelor’s degree in English or English education
Three to five years of Middle School teaching experience
A minimum of five years experience in an independent school environment preferred
Inspire early teen readers and writers
Utilize inquiry-based teaching methods
Transition students into Upper School
Understand pre-adolescent behavior and have a good sense of humor
Have experience with teaching teams, project work, and be a proven teacher/leader who can participate in Professional Learning Communities and support teacher professional development
Be familiar with Developmental Designs or a similar advisory program
Possess a willingness to be “all in” working with students, parents, and colleagues
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Be highly organized
Competent and comfortable with digital technology
Proficient with using technology in instructional and web based tools in the classroom
Committed to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Able to work in a highly involved & very busy environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts
May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
Be able to occasionally lift up to 20 lbs
Be able to come in contact with children who are ill/ contagious
Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled classroom environment
Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold
To apply: interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter expressing interest to Jonathan Davis, Middle School Head by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the school’s mailing address.
About Shorecrest Preparatory School
Founded in 1923, Shorecrest is one of the oldest independent schools in Florida serving approximately 950 students from PK to Grade 12. Last year, more than 60% of its graduates matriculated to universities outside the state of Florida. Its curriculum is challenging and offers students multiple opportunities for advanced study through its extensive AP program, advanced elective offerings, and an Independent Study option. St. Petersburg is a vibrant and growing city, named as one of the world’s most attractive small cities for art. It has a lively downtown, abuzz with outdoor concerts and markets, and it is within minutes of some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
Shorecrest Preparatory School welcomes candidates for admission or employment, regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, national or ethnic origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by law in the administration of any of its programs.