The Purnell School seeks candidates for the position of English Language Arts Teacher. This is a full-time position beginning in late August 2018. Candidates should possess a bachelor's degree in English or a related field (master's preferred) and should have experience teaching upper level English literature and reading and writing skills. A background and/or degree in special education or learning disabilities is preferred.
Candidates should also be willing to contribute to the life of the school outside the classroom. Most faculty live on campus, and housing is available. Families and pets are welcome. Candidates should support the mission of the Purnell School to teach girls who learn differently.
Teach English literature and writing courses
Provide effective and supportive instruction for students with diverse learning profile including learning disabilities and ADHD
Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
Support the well-being of all students
Participate actively in other aspects of the student experience and school functioning, including leading a student club or activity and participating in mandatory residential duties
Collaboratively plan, observe classes, and design cross-curricular projects with members of a dynamic academic team
Maintain accurate and complete records
Attend selective professional development conferences/seminars to further enhance professional knowledge
Provide support to several students as their Advisor, the main communicative link between students and their families
Work collaboratively with faculty and administrators
Demonstrate a sincere interest in teaching and learning and a positive growth mindset
Technology competency in both Mac and PC applications as well as other assistive and instructional technology preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience and education.
To apply, please submit resume, three references, and cover letter to Anne Glass, Associate Head of School at email@example.com.
About Purnell School
The Purnell School is a creative and progressive boarding and day school for girls who learn differently. Our community of research-dedicated faculty and staff serve grades 9-12 and post-grad students who strive to think outside the box and dance to their own beat. The Purnell School transforms the lives of young women with learning differences. For girls with dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADHD, executive functioning, auditory processing disorder, and other language and attention-based learning differences, we are a haven. For girls with school and home-based learning challenges who thrive in a small learning environment, we are their match.
The Purnell School is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity in community and does not discriminate on the basis of color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. The Purnell School is a nonsectarian independent school located in Pottersville, NJ, an hour from New York City.