The successful candidate will be a master educator who displays passion for teaching high school English and literature; other responsibilities and competencies include:
Teaching 5 sections of English. Courses will likely include sections of English II, English III, Creative Writing, or other assignments based on need and depending on the unique qualifications of the candidate. Teachers typically teach 2-3 different courses
Possible oversight of publication of award-winning literary magazine “The Living Hand” in conjunction with the Creative Writing course (if taught)
Connecting with students, challenging them, and working with students with diverse backgrounds and perspectives
Advising 10-12 students and facilitating the integration of our “Lead from Here” curriculum
Demonstrating effective technology skills, including the ability to use our learning management system (Veracross)
Serving on committees and/or leading an active student club
Demonstrating a growth mindset and the ability to receive feedback, adapt to different learners’ needs, and become a valued colleague in a strong and cohesive English department
Coaching a sport is highly desirable
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in English or a related field; MA or MEd highly desirable. English teaching experience preferred, with special attention paid to experience teaching world literature.
Additional Salary Information: Salary/Benefits: Ravenscroft School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a compensation plan that compares favorably with those of regional peer schools. A full benefits package includes TIAA retirement and generous medical/dental coverage, and equals the best plans in Independent School.
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."