“Poly’s mission is to prepare and inspire the next diverse generation of leaders and global citizens to act with intelligence, imagination and—above all—character.”
Poly Prep seeks applicants for the anticipated opening for a Middle and Upper School English Teacher Position for the 2019-2020 school year.
The position requires knowledge of and practice teaching in secondary English, particularly in grades 7-10; a passion for teaching and learning; enthusiasm for working with students, families, and colleagues; flexibility; and a sense of humor. Qualified applicants will have strong written and oral communication skills, a commitment to professional development, and proven success and desire to work in a collaborative environment. The ideal candidate will hold a MA or other advanced degree in a relevant area.
Qualified applicants will possess:
Expertise in the teaching of literature and writing
An affinity and appreciation for teaching both Middle and Upper School students
Knowledge of pedagogy for Middle School students, particularly with regard to reading and writing skills
An ability to connect with a diverse student population and support their learning
An ability to work collaboratively with other teachers
Effective classroom management and organizational skills
Effective communication skills, both oral and written
A creative approach to teaching the curriculum
An interest in incorporating technology into the curriculum.
The ideal candidate will possess a passion for teaching and learning, a love for working with students, families, and colleagues, and a sense of humor. Candidates should have at minimum a bachelor’s degree. We will give preference to candidates with graduate degrees.
Teaching Duties Include:
Teaching four sections of Middle and Upper School English
Meeting with students on an individual basis for extra help as needed
Amending and developing curricula as necessary
Keeping accurate grades, effectively communicating with students and families in a timely manner, and providing feedback on student progress consistently throughout the school year.
Generate happiness and a positive outlook on life and learning;
Attend and contribute to meetings during and after the school day, including but not limited to: department, committee, division and grade-level meetings
Assuming the role of an advisor for a group of students (7-10)
Advising a club or activity
Participate in school events such as attendance at Homecoming, alumni events and other significant dates throughout the school year
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School
Poly Prep is a community dedicated to providing a diverse, just, and equitable education for all of our students. We seek an individual who is committed to promoting these values, and whose personal integrity and collegiality will enrich a high-achieving department.
With a 25-acre park-like setting in Brooklyn, we offer a great environment, with a full benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a generous match on our 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability, flexible spending account, pre-tax commute benefit, free parking, and free lunch).
How to Apply: If you are a committed educator interested in working in an environment that is engaging and supportive, please send your cover letter and current resume detailing your interest in the position with specific evidence of qualification to:
Laura Caldwell and Peter Nowakoski, English Curriculum Coordinators @ firstname.lastname@example.org
About Poly Prep Country Day School
Brooklyn, New York
Nursery through Grade 12 Co-Ed Independent School. Founded in 1854