The Chapin School seeks an Upper School English Teacher for Grades 8-12.
Master’s degree and teaching experience, especially at the high-school level, required.
Upper School English at Chapin concentrates on reading, writing, speaking, and thinking with precision, clarity, and depth. The literature includes not only Western and global classics, but also contemporary works from around the world. This coursework leads to Class 12 electives ranging from Shakespeare to gender studies to in-depth exploration of major religious texts. Beginning in 2019-20, a new course for Class 11 students—The American Experience—will offer students an interdisciplinary treatment of American literature, history, and the arts.
Students engage in activities and projects facilitating critical and creative thinking in response to the text, the self, and the world at large. Because writing is a process, brainstorming, outlining, free-writing, drafting, and revising are central to our teaching. By the end of their Chapin careers, students are able to write effectively in multiple genres, including analytic, personal, and persuasive essays. In addition, students are given opportunities to write creative fiction and nonfiction. Students also acquire an active vocabulary and the grammatical tools needed to express themselves for a variety of purposes and audiences. Finally, the Upper School English curriculum believes that the study of literature should foster not only critical thinking and creativity but also a profound sense of empathy and an awareness of the need for social justice.
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About The Chapin School
The Chapin School is an independent, all-girls day school in New York City serving nearly 800 students K–12. Founded in 1901, Chapin prepares a diverse and talented community of young women to thrive and lead in a global society through its dedication to academic excellence, personal integrity and community responsibility. Chapin cultivates in each student a love of learning, independent thinking, emotional resilience and a dedication to serving others.
Chapin’s Focus Forward strategic plan, which has guided our work since 2010, has intensified Chapin’s historic commitment to offering the most challenging academic curriculum while also teaching the social, emotional, and other life skills that will set the stage for its students’ success in this century. Focus Forward is a commitment to strengthening teaching and learning; culture, community, and global awareness; character, ethics, and emotional well-being; and financial sustainability.
Specifically, at the heart of Focus Forward is a two-part commitment: to a learning environment that enables all students to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century to the best of their abilities, and to classroom teachi...ng that both meets the highest standards of academic excellence and is tailored to each student’s interests and potential. As part of our pledge to enhance our curriculum and pedagogy to reflect research and best practices, we place each student at the center of her own learning. Student-driven inquiry sets the stage for enduring understanding. Likewise, a commitment on the part of students and educators alike to a growth mindset ensures that for all students understanding key concepts in all disciplines is possible. Inextricably linked to our academic program are efforts that support the emotional health and well-being of our students.
Chapin's Commitment to Diversity
Chapin is committed to diversity in its culture, curriculum and program. Believing that an equitable, inclusive community is essential to learning, Chapin actively seeks families, faculty and staff who bring a range of experiences to the school. Chapin embraces and respects differences in age, ethnicity, gender, learning style, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic class. Expecting and requiring respect for others are hallmarks of our educational process.