Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences seeks a dynamic educator to join its innovative upper school English department beginning in the 2019-20 school year.
Crossroads seeks to instill in students an ability and willingness to reason thoughtfully and question soundly, engage creatively, embrace growth and challenge, and practice ethical citizenship. The English curriculum promotes the study of the skills necessary for a lifelong love and appreciation of reading and to teach students to write English that—beyond mere correctness—fluently communicates meaning and values. English teachers offer students the opportunity to study both traditional forms of argument and literary criticism as well as more creative forms of expression, such as personal essays, poems, short stories, oral stories, and beyond. Teachers work within grade-level teams and the department as a whole to create a unified curriculum of reading and writing that also allows for flexibility with teaching instruction and course materials
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:
Minimum B.A. in English, Journalism, creative writing, or related field; graduate degree preferred; relevant professional experience a plus.
Experience in a high school teaching literature and writing across various grade levels.
Experience planning student-centered, innovative lessons and collaborating with colleagues across grade levels.
Knowledge of trends in English, including reading and writing, and in the teaching of the discipline.
Excellent communication skills that allow various stakeholders (from students to advisors and administrators) to work together to create student-centered curricula.
The ability to question thoughtfully and problem-solve effectively.
Value interdisciplinary thinking.
Expertly guide students as they develop a deeper understanding of the role of informed readers and writers in society today.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Roxanne Zazzaro. Position should be noted in subject line with letter and email addressed to Upper School Director.