Position Begins: August 2019 Status: Full-time, Exempt Department: Instructional Faculty, Upper School (grades 9-12)
Mounds Park Academy seeks a full-time Upper School English teacher for the 2019–2020 school year. This position includes teaching multiple sections of English 10 (Western Literature), two Senior level English elective courses, and a growing responsibility with the all-school yearbook. English teachers at MPA are responsible for providing a classroom instructional program that supports the individual needs of all students in accordance with the school’s mission and values. We seek individuals with experience in teaching high school age students with one or more degrees in an English related subject.
It is expected that a successful candidate would:
Teach at least three (3) Upper School English classes
Incorporate and work through multi-source and multi-draft student work
Emphasize critical thinking through content, research, and analysis
Create and use diverse lesson plans and syllabi as per MPA English Curriculum Review
Inspire students to enter into the creative process in classes
Supervise, encourage, counsel, and evaluate students
Foster and sustain an effective classroom environment
Utilize and incorporate available academic technology for instruction
Communicate and meet with students and parents during scheduled conferences and as necessary
Participate in English Department and staff development activities
Show a willingness to contribute to the life of the school outside of the classroom
Perform additional duties as needed (serve on school-wide committees, advise a student club, etc.)
In addition, a candidate should possess the following personal qualities:
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills
Admirable leadership skills
Strong collaboration skills
Substantial organization skills
A sense of humor, warmth of personality, and energy
Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply as Mounds Park Academy is dedicated to better reflecting our student body and the Twin Cities area through this addition to our exceptional faculty and staff. Information about our school can be found at www.moundsparkacademy.org.
Application materials are due by the end of the business day on April 15, 2019.
Mounds Park Academy is an equal opportunity employer.
About Mounds Park Academy
Mounds Park Academy is a PreK-12 private school in Saint Paul that serves nearly 500 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 34 years, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in a rigorous college preparatory experience that is demanding, but not draining, and goes far beyond memorization. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and shake the world. This is what we call rigor with purpose and it grounds our students in the radical idea that their identity in the world is not measured by a test score, but rather by the depth and decency of their impact on the world.