The master teacher should bring energy and curriculum development skills to the English department by being able to teach effectively and passionately. Other responsibilities and necessary competencies include the following:
Demonstrating a passion for the English language and its application to today’s world
Possessing a broad knowledge of Young Adult Literature
Teaching 5 classes, with a willingness to teach all levels in MS
Exhibiting excellent teaching skills that demonstrate best practice in literary analysis, composition, grammar, reading comprehension, digital literacy skills, oral speaking, research skills, and integration of technology
Understanding the development of middle-school students and possessing a passion for working with this age group
Connecting with students, challenging them, and shifting pedagogical practice to meet the needs of diverse learners
Demonstrating a growth mindset, the ability to give and receive feedback, and willingness to become a valued colleague in a strong and cohesive community
Working with grade-level colleagues to plan and coordinate all content, activities, and grading for each class
Advising 10-14 students; meeting with parents of advisees; and facilitating advisory curriculum including “Lead from Here”
Interacting effectively with parents, colleagues, and members of the administration
Developing and teaching new electives, as needed
Participating in other aspects of the School community (i.e. athletics, committees)
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in English or English Education; MA or MEd highly desirable; previous teaching experience in an independent school setting preferred.
About Ravenscroft School
Ravenscroft School is an independent coeducational day school offering a broad curriculum in the liberal arts with numerous advanced classes and an emphasis on best-practices teaching methods at every level. Founded in 1862, the school enrolls 1160 students in grades pre-K through twelve who demonstrate high standards of conduct as well as the capability of achieving success in a rigorous academic program.
Ravenscroft School Mission Statement: "The Ravenscroft community, guided by our legacy of excellence, nurtures individual potential and prepares students to thrive in a complex and interdependent world."