Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s approach to our balanced education (academics, fine arts, athletics, and spiritual development) is sustained by the expectation of excellence in all areas of campus life. The school works to develop “leaders and doers of good,” as is stated in our mission statement, created by our Founders in 1966. A liberal arts curriculum prepares the college-bound student by focusing on effective communications, critical thinking, problem-solving and technical skills in a learner-centered environment. The school, situated on 84 acres on the St. Johns River, is a caring community with faculty who are outstanding in their field, all who are dedicated to helping our students develop their creative talents, discover their passions and deepen their faith and commitment to service for others.
Job Description: Episcopal School of Jacksonville offer a position in middle school, grades 7 and 8. Our English Department has embraced the Harkness philosophy, emphasizing student preparedness and collaborative discourse. Collegiality and collaboration are the hallmarks of our English faculty culture, reflecting the Harkness experience among ourselves as we strive to form our students in the richest possible engagement with the texts we study and with each other. Contribution to the larger school community through academic advising is expected; coaching or sponsoring of extra-curricular programs is highly desirable.
Qualifications: B.A., M.A., or higher in English or English Education. While some experience is preferred, we are also interested in entry-level new teacher candidates who have a strong sense of vocation to teach students in an independent, college-preparatory environment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Candidates should have
Broad knowledge of literature, including classical, world, British, and American. Any areas of special study are of interest.
The ability to model and to teach composition and rhetoric.
The ability to model and to teach critical thinking skills.
The ability to embrace and work in a student-centered learning environment.
Interest in and willingness to learn and deploy the Harkness philosophy of collaborative discourse and assessment.
A disciplined approach to curriculum development in a community of robust collaboration with colleagues.
Episcopal is committed to an environment that is safe, achievement-oriented and positive. Episcopal invests heavily in professional development and training for faculty and staff, ensuring best practices and innovative teaching methods are continually incorporated into our classrooms. The school's faculty displays an outstanding academic background, excellent character, and dedication to the overall well-being of the students. The school, based in the Episcopal tradition, enrolls approximately 890 total students in Middle School (grades 6-8) and Upper School (grades 9-12).
About Episcopal School of Jacksonville
Founded in 1966, Episcopal School of Jacksonville has distinguished itself as the finest college preparatory school in North Florida. Located on 88 acres along the beautiful St. Johns River, Episcopal provides a challenging educational experience for students of all backgrounds in grades 6 through 12.
The mission of Episcopal is to provide a superior college-preparatory education in an environment marked by high expectation, Christian nurture, and social diversity. Through a balanced program of academics, arts and athletics, Episcopal’s faculty seeks to stimulate in each student intellectual growth, character development, responsible leadership, and a commitment to community service.
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