Summary: Teaches a wide range of American, British, and/or world literature, as well as reading and writing skills, in accordance with the School’s curriculum. Full-time, school-year position.
Work Performed: Essential Duties*
Plans effective lessons that engage student interest and foster understanding
Helps students develop a strong appreciation for critical thinking and communication skills
Recognizes that English is a vehicle for character education
Models an enthusiasm and love for the subject
Displays a strong interest in and love for working with high school students
Demonstrates ability to work with a wide range of students, helping them all feel successful and reach their unlimited potential
Pursues professional development and looks to apply best educational practices in the classroom; becomes part of a professional learning community where teachers are continually improving teaching and learning
Incorporates the use of one-to-one computing into instructional activities
Provides daily conferences for students
Handles discipline situations in an effective manner that supports character growth
Counsels students on a continuing basis to help them establish habits of right thinking and obedience to Principle
Communicates well and works effectively with colleagues, parents, houseparents, and administrators
Organizes work to achieve timeliness and order
Purposefully incorporates a range of technology into instructional strategies
Sponsors extracurricular activities for students outside the classroom; is willing to travel with students for experiential education opportunities
Serves in role of crew leader, supporting a small group of students academically and socially
Candidates’ overall outlook and approach to life and learning are just as important to us as appropriate qualifications and experience. Principia School seeks individuals who are . . .
Positive: We appreciate team members who are optimistic, positive, and focused on elevating and bringing out the very best in themselves and others. We are a CliftonStrengths-based organization; faculty and staff are expected to understand teammates’ strengths and how they can complement each other.
Team players: The ability to collaborate and partner with peers and senior administrators is critical. The School has a strong team-centered leadership approach. Staff are expected to be able to listen, give and receive feedback, and be comfortable exchanging ideas and speaking candidly in a professional and collegial manner. They must bring a constructive outlook to partnering with a wide range of stakeholders—administrators, faculty, coaches, houseparents, marketers, and fundraisers, among others.
Innovators: Given our fast-moving, ever-changing world, all School employees are expected to demonstrate a problem-solving mindset that helps our team come up with creative solutions to challenging issues. The School emphasizes continual improvement and expects staff to have a mentality of self-improvement and organizational excellence.
Strategic thinkers: We prize the ability to consider complex topics from multiple perspectives and offer innovative solutions.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Interpersonal—Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality of private information relating to students, colleagues, and the operations of the School; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things
Oral and Written Communication—Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings; writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; is able to read and interpret written information
Adaptability—Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; is able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events; displays positivity and flexibility in responding to new situations and expectations
Ability to relate well with students and adults
Attendance/Punctuality—Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent
The Principia shall seek to serve the Cause of Christian Science through appropriate channels open to it as an educational institution (Policy 1).
Principia is a Christian Science community of practice. Through transformative opportunities, a challenging curriculum, and character education based on the teachings of Christian Science, we examine, test, and strengthen our faith while developing the skills and understanding requisite for excellence. As global, outward-looking, inspired learners, we serve and better the world.
Principia’s values, listed below, are grounded in the teachings of Christian Science:
Teaching and learning
Thinking and acting from the basis of Principle, Love
Unfoldment of character
Individual and collective excellence
Citizenship and service
Innovation and continuous improvement
Bachelor’s degree in English
Documented teaching experience with high school students
Strong background knowledge in literature and writing skills, as well as American, British and/or world literature