Waring’s mission - to creating and sustain a community of lifelong learners - invites us to develop the next generation of excellent educators.
This one-year fellowship offers recent graduates at either the Bachelor’s or Master’s level, the opportunity to explore the profession of teaching. Fellows participate in the culture of learning at Waring School, whether in the classroom or in the community. Their responsibilities are threefold: they teach classes, coach sports or lead extracurricular activities, and assist with student enrollment and advancement. Opportunities for teaching range across our entire academic and athletic program, and are based on the needs of the school and the talents of the applicant.
The Humanities Teaching Fellow will teach classes at the high school level in our Humanities department (history, literature, social studies) in discussion-based, Harkness style classes of 12-14 students, with the possibility of teaching at the middle school level.
In considering candidates for the fellowship, we seek people who are passionate about ideas and cultivating a love of learning, regardless of previous formal teaching experience. In the interest of equal representation in the teaching profession, we strongly encourage applications from candidates of color. Though all applicants will be seriously considered, this fellowship is aimed to diversify the experiences and perspective of lifelong learners.
Fellows are paired with a faculty mentor, are provided professional development opportunities, and give voice to the direction of the school in faculty meetings. Waring gives freedom to educators to be creative in the classroom in every manner, from lesson plans to designing your own elective course. Fellows are also expected to participate in our annual school camping trip, and have the opportunity to collaborate in the design and teaching of a two-week experiential learning "endterm" course in June on varied topics of interest.
Waring School is a co-educational, academic college preparatory school serving 164 students in Grades 6-12 in Beverly, MA, on Boston's North Shore. Founded in 1972, Waring offers challenging academics, extensive studio and performing arts, championship athletics, and a rich curriculum of French immersion and cultural exchange programs. Student travel is part of the program at all levels, including two trips to Europe in Grades 9 and 11. Waring uses multi-age groupings and offers numerous opportunities for student leadership. Located on a former farm of 32 acres in a beautiful backwoods area of Beverly, Waring is convenient to all coastal towns and 30 minutes by commuter rail to Boston. Its college placement record is excellent.