UMS-Wright Preparatory School in Mobile, Alabama, has an opening for an English Teacher in grades 9-12 with the specific assignment to be determined. UMS-Wright, a coeducational day-school, enrolls 1210 students in K3 - 12. Founded in 1893, UMS-Wright is among the oldest independent schools in Alabama and was the first in the state to be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Today, UMS-Wright is jointly Accredited by SACS (Advance Ed) and SAIS.
The English Department at UMS-Wright does an exceptional job preparing students for success in college and beyond. The members of the department work in a collegial atmosphere in which the teachers work with students to develop not only vocabulary and grammar skills, but also to develop literary analysis and writing proficiency.
UMS-Wright utilizes a rotating schedule. Teachers generally are assigned five sections to teach. On any given day teachers will meet with three, four, or five sections, based upon the rotation for the day.
Most teachers at UMS-Wright sponsor a club or organization such as Chess Team, Scholars Bowl, Key Club, Youth Judicial, or a number of other groups.
Candidates should hold a BA or BS in English or English Education. A Master of Arts or more advanced degree is desirable. Also, candidates should possess successful experience as a classroom teacher. A prime candidate would possess practical experience with the implementation of a learning management system (LMS) and/or experience in a 1-to-1 technology enhanced learning environment.
In addition to possessing content knowledge, the successful candidate should posses superior pedagogy. The teacher should be able to individualize instruction in such a manner so that he/she is able to reach every student. The candidate should be able to facilitate an active learning environment in which the student is much more than an inactive consumer of knowledge, and should be able to evaluate the progress of his/her students in a variety of ways.
UMS-Wright teachers are expected to manage their classroom environment. Additionally, teachers are expected to communicate student progress with parents through a variety of methods, including punctual updating of grade books, emails, phone calls, and face-to-face conferences.
About UMS-Wright Preparatory School
Established in 1893 and located in Mobile Alabama, UMS-Wright is an independent college preparatory school with limited enrollment in pre-school through twelfth grade. The curriculum is designed to meet the requirements of any college or university a student chooses to attend. UMS-Wright maintains high standards of discipline coupled with individual guidance from highly qualified staff. In every phase of school activity a real effort is made to instill in every student the ideals of honor and integrity. The school demands high standards of conduct and behavior.