St. Mark’s Episcopal School is excited to conduct a search for a part-time writing teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.
St. Mark’s, established in 1979, is a coeducational parish day school, now serving 475 students from age two through Grade 8 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The foundation of St. Mark’s program is to provide students with balanced exposure to academics, arts, athletics, and spiritual life. At all levels, our students will be, as our mission states, academically enriched in a nurturing Christian environment.
Our workshop format writing courses develop authors who produce authentic, structured writing with a focus on ideas, organization, word choice, conventions, voice, and sentence fluency. Mini-lessons in a small group setting build strength in these specific skills. Consistent drafting, revising, conferencing, and editing encourage students to see writing as a continual process and reflect upon their work.
Ideal candidates are those who seek to partner with parents, collaborate with team members, demonstrate a commitment to professional growth, motivate students academically, and support students in developing their moral character. A firm understanding of differentiated instruction and 21st century skills should drive this candidate’s instruction. Qualified candidates should be ready to work in a have an understanding and the ability to respond to the distinct needs of middle school students, as communication with children of this age requires a healthy balance of structure, empathy, and humor.
Interested candidate should email Nicole Robison, Head of Middle School, at email@example.com.
Preferred Professional Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education, Composition and Rhetoric, or a degree of a similar nature. Advanced degrees preferred.
An interest in academic writing and the ability to convey research writing skills to students.
An understanding of traditional grammar, including sentence diagramming.
An understanding of best practices for teaching content area skills.
Ability to manage a classroom while pulling small groups to differentiate instruction.
Previous middle school teaching experience.
Familiarity with independent school culture.
Comfort with a faith-based school.
Knowledge of authentic, age-appropriate technology integration.
An interest in leading co-curricular activities or coaching sports and chaperoning overnight trips.
About St. Mark's Episcopal School
St. Mark’s Episcopal School, a PK2 through eighth grade parish day school serving approximately 470 students, is located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The School develops individual potential through passionate teachers and its exemplary academic, fine arts, and athletic programs. Service to others and the development of values essential to live a life of purpose are woven into the daily life of the School. The School’s mission of providing an academically enriched program in a nurturing Christian environment is the Episcopal way.