Oakcrest School seeks a compelling and passionate educator to teach four English classes in the Middle School. Oakcrest’s English teachers believe that the study of literature inspires students to seek the True, the Good, and the Beautiful. By studying the literature of the Western intellectual tradition, students will form habits of mind and “strengthen their discrimination and intelligence so that they may live virtuous and even redemptive lives.” (Dr. Louise Cowan). The Middle School English curriculum introduces students to the perennial themes and great ideas of our Western heritage, which ultimately will aid each student along her path to wisdom. The study of literature and language arts encourages a love of reading. The writing curriculum builds foundational skills in grammar, syntax conventions, elements of style, and vocabulary; the students learn to read well and to formulate theses about what they have read.
Major areas of responsibilities:
Display a high degree of instructional competence through evidence of:
High level knowledge of Subject content
Knowledge of diverse learning styles and differentiated instruction
Innovative and diverse Lesson Plans
Appropriate range of formal and informal Student Assessment
Effective Classroom Management and Administration
Maintain high standard for professional growth, must contain a technology component
Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
Encourage academic honesty and integrity
Candidates who meet these criteria should send a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, résumé and résumé and three letters of recommendation to: email@example.com. Please include “English Teacher” in the subject headline.
Bachelor of Arts in Subject Area
Master Degree in Subject Area, preferred
Three years teaching experience teaching English at middle school levels (grades 6-8)
Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire in a classroom setting
Outstanding written, verbal, and presentation skills
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
About Oakcrest School
Oakcrest School in partnership with parents challenges girls in grades 6-12 to develop their intellect, character, faith and leadership potential to succeed in college and throughout their lives.
Oakcrest, an independent school, educates the whole person. Inspired by the teachings of the Catholic Church and the spirituality of Opus Dei, we weave together a rich liberal arts curriculum, character development, one-on-one advising and service to create a vibrant environment that graduates confident young women—young women who will make a difference in all they choose to do.
PORTRAIT OF AN OAKCREST GRADUATE
Oakcrest recognizes the vocation of women as trustees of humanity* and provides a culture of freedom and responsibility in which young women thrive. The joy that comes from knowing she is a child of God impels our graduate to positively impact family and society through:
An understanding of faith and a commitment to personal friendship with God
Academic excellence that drives her to pursue lifelong learning
The ability to recognize and articulate truth, and the courage to stand by it
Self-knowledge that informs her growth in virtue
A love for beauty in the world, and a sense of responsibility to sustain and create it
Leadership and a spirit of collaboration that inspire her to serve
* Saint John Paul II, Apostolic Letter, On the Dignity and Vocation of Women, n. 30