Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is a Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory high school whose mission is to educate young women for a life of faith, integrity and truth. We are seeking an experienced English teacher for the upcoming academic year. Successful candidates must be passionate about the instruction of literature, writing and grammar, experienced in integrating technology into their teaching, and ready to consider emerging technologies to enhance learning and student engagement. Absent experience in classroom technologies, candidates must be willing and eager to be trained in this area. We are looking for a teacher who will participate in the school community outside the classroom, to support the mission of the school, and to collaborate with colleagues in interdisciplinary research based assignments. We seek educators who are committed to using and developing innovative teaching strategies. As part of an integrated and dynamic faculty, all teachers are involved in co-curricular programs and should share in a commitment to a holistic approach to educating young women. This position may also include living and working in the residential life program.
FSHA educators are members of an innovative learning environment where committed teachers develop intentionally designed curriculums. Faculty is engaged in a 1:1 MacBook program, curriculum/ programming redesign and mapping, and teacher-driven professional learning communities. Dedicated to teaching and learning in a supportive and collegial atmosphere, our faculty “shares out” on best practices, technological integration, and instructional strategies via blogs, small group learning sessions, and visits to each other’s classrooms.
Requirements and Expectations:
Commits to the mission of the Academy. Able to create an environment in the classroom and in all areas of co-curricular responsibility that nurtures the development of Faith, Integrity and Truth.
Has a BA in English or other relevant area. Ideal candidates will have a Master’s degree in English. 2-5 years high school teaching experience.
Designs and implements regular formative and summative assessments to measure student learning. Regularly assigns process-based writing, resulting in formal essays, revisions, and timely and meaningful feedback.
Utilizes effective strategies, materials, and classroom groupings to enhance learning. Integrates technology to support learning.
Models intellectual curiosity. Provides opportunities for students to actively think about, discuss and use the ideas and skills being taught.
Reflects on the effectiveness of lessons and works to improve instruction.
Actively participates in the school’s culture of inquiry and seeks out opportunities for professional development to enhance content knowledge and pedagogical skill.
Has experience with academic technology and/or an enthusiastic willingness to be trained and to learn.
To find out more, visit us at www.fsha.org. FSHA offers a rich and supportive environment, competitive salary and benefits, and a chance to make a difference in this important position. If this sounds like the career move you’ve been looking for, send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put the job title in the subject line.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage qualified minorities, females, disabled persons, and veterans to apply. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.