Oakwood Secondary School seeks applicants for a full-time high school English teaching position. The course load includes three classes per trimester of 9th and 10th grade English; classes are 70 minutes in duration and meet four times per week. A team of two to three teachers teaches the 9th and 10th grade classes; the team coordinates all schedules and assessments. The individual teacher determines teaching approaches and strategies.
The 9th grade course focuses on Ancient Literature, the hero's journey and the origins of narrative. Texts in the 2017-18 year included East of Eden (summer reading), Beowulf,Grendel, Oedipus,Macbeth,The Odyssey, The Mahabharata (Peter Brook stage version).
The 10th grade course centers on British and World Literature focuses on the individual and society. Texts in the 2017-18 year included Kafka on the Shore (summer reading), A Very Old Man withEnormous Wings, The God of Small Things, The Stranger, Persepolis, A Doll's House, The Picture of Dorian Gray,and Othello. Students also study a Romantic Poetry unit in the first trimester of the course, and contemporary poetry in the second.
Bachelor’s degree in English or a related discipline; Master’s Degree preferred
Prior high school teaching experience preferred
Proficient technology skills required
Demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, interdisciplinary learning, and exceptional progressive teaching with a focus on 21st century skills
Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development in both subject matter and methodology
Please forward your resume and letter of interest to Liz Willis, Academic Dean at Oakwood School – email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
Oakwood School is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in our workforce.
About Oakwood School
Oakwood School is a K-12 coeducational day school in North Hollywood, California that opened its doors in 1951. The school has remained faithful to its original mission ever since: to create a diverse educational environment where young people are partners with the adults who teach them and learn from them; where the best means of preparing students for the future is to immerse them in the present; where a healthy learning environment requires joy and humor as well as rigorous intensity; and where students’ intellectual and aesthetic depth – along with their capacity for empathy and moral courage – emerge out of authentic engagement with their teachers, one another, and the world around them.