Cannon School seeks a Middle School English teacher who will teach four sections of English for the 2018-19 school year. English instruction in the Middle School requires a demonstrated ability to teach both writing and literature, along with the vocabulary and grammar concepts appropriate for this age level. The teacher will seek to develop interdisciplinary projects with other members of the core grade-level faculty, serve on the grade-level curricular team, and, subsequently, as an advisor. The ideal candidate will actively participate in the life of the school outside the classroom and perform other non-teaching duties as assigned.
Teach a load of four classes out of a seven period day (teachers are expected to teach a load of four classes and two to three preps, though other situations can be contractually negotiated).
Perform various duties, such as proctor study hall, conduct a weekly help session, lunch duty, bus duty, detention duty, etc.
Serve as an Advisor to approximately 10 students throughout the year by serving as the point person to communicate with them and their families regarding academic and other issues.
Organize and/or attend class trips as chaperones.
Chaperone events and sports activities throughout the year.
Communicate with parents of students on a regular basis via letters, email, phone calls, and/or meetings.
Attend a reasonable number of student performances and events.
Attend weekly grade-level meetings with appropriate Dean.
Attend mandatory faculty meetings and other events.
Other duties, as assigned by the Head of Middle School.
Candidates must possess demonstrated competence and experience in the content area and pedagogy for middle school. A Master’s degree in English or a related field, and a minimum of five years of successful teaching experience are preferred. Candidates should demonstrate flexibility, energy, enthusiasm, high expectations of themselves and their students, and an understanding of the developmental needs of middle school students. Ability and interest in coaching and/or club advising at any level is a plus, but not required.
About Cannon School
Established in 1969, Cannon School is a private independent junior kindergarten through 12th grade college-preparatory institution. Cannon attracts 1,000 students from Concord, Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Charlotte, the University City area, Kannapolis, and Salisbury. Located on a 65-acre campus on Poplar Tent Road in Concord, Cannon’s 209 full-time faculty and staff members are committed to nurturing relationships at the heart of learning and engaging the learner in a journey of growth.