Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Type: Full Time
Blake is seeking full-time, short-term leave coverage for four sections of our 10th Grade Health course (April 3 - June 9, 2023). The course covers topics of teen health and wellness while also focusing on the development and practice of skills outlined in the National Health Education Standards. This short-term coverage would include a curriculum focused on two areas of study: chemical health and relationships/sexuality. The chemical health unit focuses on harm reduction strategies, addiction and the brain, substance abuse and addiction, drug trends, definitions and health effects of use. The relationships/sexuality unit focuses on subjects including healthy relationships, consent, abuse/sexual assault, contraception, STIs, pregnancy, and accessing accurate and reliable health information. Both units invite outside organizations with specialties in these areas to present to our classes.
Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experiences, and expertise that make our department and community strong and empower students to engage across differences and explore a wide range of topics. Blake provides substantial resources for professional learning in areas including adolescent development, learning differences, and intercultural competence. We welcome candidates who have non-traditional experience as educators.
Full-time Upper School faculty are also expected to participate in department and divisional meetings, and may elect to become involved with co-curricular activities such as advising student clubs, coaching athletic teams, and other avenues of sharing passions with students that build on the school's commitment to pluralism and community. This is a benefits-eligible position.
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About The Blake School
The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 independent school located on three campuses in the Minneapolis, Minnesota metropolitan area and is widely recognized as a national leader in independent, college preparatory education. Blake serves approximately 1,400 students in a non-sectarian, coeducational environment. The School is large enough to provide a significant breadth of academic, athletic, artistic, and social opportunities within three intimate school campuses, where every child is known by the adults with whom they work. Committed to attracting and retaining faculty and staff who believe in the importance of developing character in their students as well as challenging them academically, Blake provides a dynamic course of study that is thoughtfully designed. The School is resolute in its efforts to create a pluralistic community that welcomes and supports students and families from many backgrounds.