Deliver relevant lessons and maximize student engagement and achievement in the areas of multi-genre literature, Ancient and Medieval World literature, and American literature.
Deliver lessons to 8th graders, 9th graders, 10th graders, 11th graders, and 12th graders.
Create a positive educational climate for students to learn in an atmosphere of respect and rapport.
Observe, evaluate and monitor student performance and mastery of standards.
Oversee advisory groups, various clubs, Battle of the Books, and other duties assigned.
Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with students and families based on trust, understanding and respect.
a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in English, English education, or related field;
background in teaching preferred;
excellent understanding of the social, emotional, and academic needs of Upper School students and how to enthusiastically provide for them;
the ability to differentiate a rich, varied, and developmentally appropriate curriculum based on best practices and current research;
a desire to work in a diverse and inclusive school environment;
ability to communicate respectfully, proactively, and honestly both verbally and in writing with parents, colleagues, and administrators.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, résumé and list of three references with telephone numbers to Dan Quesnel, Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Oakwood School
The Oakwood School Mission Statement:
The Oakwood School seeks to instill in its students the strength of character, the creativity, and the wisdom to make a difference in the world.
The Oakwood School Statement of Philosophy
The Oakwood School exists to help our students to learn and to love learning, to value themselves and others, adn to become contributing members of ever-larger communities.
The Oakwood School Belief Statements:
* We believe in respect, responsibility, and honesty to self and others.
* We believe students become enthusiastic lifelong learners and develop a sense of community in small classes where they are valued and supported by others and where their talents and energy are recognized and enhance the common life.
* We believe that the need to develop positive relationships with others is as basic to human nature as is the need to learn.
* We believe that students come to understand that their growth occurs in the context of others' needs and views; that their own gifts can enrich the lives of others; and that other human beings, however different, have inherent dignity and value.
* We believe that both within and beyond the school walls, students learn that service to others is one of the deepest satisfactions the human spirit can know.