St. Michael’s Episcopal School seeks a qualified full-time middle school English teacher for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Middle School employs the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program, which emphasizes interdisciplinary learning to assist students in making practical connections between their studies and the real world. This is a ten-month position beginning in July.
The successful candidate will have…
excellent verbal and written skills and ability to communicate with students, parents, and colleagues;
a minimum of 3 years of experience teaching (preferably in middle school) English using a workshop model of reading and writing instruction;
a bachelor’s degree in education, English, or a related field. An advanced degree is preferred, though not required.
The ideal candidate will have…
used a variety of instructional strategies and assessment methods to meet the cognitive and affective needs of all students;
worked cooperatively with colleagues on a consistent basis;
integrated technology effectively into student learning;
demonstrated kindness, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, investment in continuous learning and professional growth, and a passion for supporting children as they grow and learn;
worked actively to cultivate an inclusive environment and support a school community grounded in empathy, social responsibility, and an appreciation and respect for individual differences;
employed effective classroom management skills;
demonstrated a commitment to providing formative assessment and timely feedback;
demonstrated an embrace of the IB approach to learning as well as a track record of modeling the characteristics detailed in the IB learner profile;
mentored middle school-aged students to support their personal and social-emotional growth;
demonstrated success in significantly growing students’ capacity to communicate in a variety of forms, lead among them writing;
maintained accurate and timely documentation of grades, behavior, academic concerns, and parent communication;
directed/coached school activities/clubs/sports outside of the classroom.
St. Michael’s Episcopal School provides children with superior academic instruction in an environment that acknowledges and develops the Christian values of kindness, respect, acceptance, integrity, responsibility, resilience, and compassion. Located on a unique 70-acre campus, the K-8 co-educational community is small enough (375 students and 48 faculty-staff) for everyone to know one another, and large enough to provide rich curricular and co-curricular opportunities. Its student-teacher ratio is 10:1, and average class size 18 to 19 students. Students hail from 29 different zip codes. At St. Michael’s, we do small in a BIG way! Founded in 1957, St. Michael’s is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). St. Michael’s values diversity as an important element of serving its mission and thus considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Full-time employees enjoy competitive compensation and benefits including full tuition-remission for their children enrolled at the School. Candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and educational philosophy to email@example.com.
About St. Michael's Episcopal School
As Richmond’s oldest independent school south of the James River, St. Michael’s Episcopal School strives to provide children with superior academic instruction in an environment that acknowledges and develops Christian values.Our academic community is small enough for adults and children to know one another, but large enough to provide exciting opportunities in the arts, sports, clubs and robotics. We are proud of our graduates who are praised by high school guidance counselors and admission directors for their academic achievement and enthusiasm for learning. Our K-8 co-educational school draws students from Richmond City and the surrounding counties of Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, Chesterfield and Powhatan. St. Michael’s offers two classes per grade with a faculty ratio of 1:11. Most classes average 20 students. Established in 1957 by St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, St. Michael’s is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).