We are seeking a skilled and experienced Middle School English Teacher/Communications Specialist for the 2018-19 school year. The ideal candidate has a strong educational background, English content knowledge, exemplary pedagogical skills, a passion for teaching and learning, and experience in designing curriculum. Further, successful candidates will also possess excellent communication skills, enthusiasm for creative work, and the capacity to manage projects without losing sight of details.
Emerald’s English classes afford students active learning opportunities to engage purposefully with texts, construct meaning from literature, and develop their writing skills. The ideal candidate should have a degree in the humanities and experience working with different grade levels. Candidates should have demonstrated expertise in student-centered, collaborative and inquiry-based teaching methodologies. A desire to work closely with colleagues, the flexibility to teach multiple ages, and an active interest in teaching with project-based and technology-based learning is preferred.
The Communications Specialist responsibilities will include generating a wide-variety of content, from newsletters and flyers to website copy and press releases. The Communications Specialist will work directly with the Head of School and Marketing Committee to develop story and promotional materials, ensure the website is up to date, and create newsletters that will keep constituents informed about Emerald’s successes.
Specific job responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching two sections of Middle School English, advising a small group of students, extracurricular duties, and up to 15 hours of communications work per week.
About Emerald Mountain School
Emerald Mountain School is a K-8 school with a strong academic focus. We honor each child’s individuality. Emerald teachers have especially strong expertise in differentiating instruction so that each child is met on his or her level and challenged to move forward. Our students are taught by subject specialists from the earliest grades, and one of the things that really set Emerald apart is that we educate the whole child. Our music through strings program is a great example as it develops confidence, teamwork, and neuroplasticity as well as teaching our students to appreciate and make great music. We have a theme-based program, with the theme for the entire school changing each year. The theme provides a context for the knowledge students are learning, and the interdisciplinary nature of each theme helps the students make connections among different subjects. Outdoor education, and the opportunities it provides for developing confidence, is a key component of the program. We educate our students to become the leaders of tomorrow.