Category: Languages and Literature Teaching Faculty
Preferred Education: Masters
Verde Valley School is a small (120 students), independent, boarding and day school serving grades 9-12. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is our main curriculum, and the student body is 50% international. VVS’s guiding principles include academic excellence, intercultural understanding, environmental stewardship and service to others. Please visit our website for more information at www.VVSAZ.org
Verde Valley School seeks a skilled and enthusiastic English Literature teacher with the ability to teach full-time in a rigorous academic setting. All English courses include exploration and instruction through comparative analysis of literature, poetry and plays. The English courses progress each year developing greater reading depth and stronger writing skills by dissecting the syntax, diction and style of an author in Socratic discussion, oral presentations and frequent analytical writing. The position open is for two sections of 11th grade IB English Literature (HL&SL) and 2-3 sections of 9th/10th grade English. Teachers at Verde Valley School use an innovative approach to teaching language--including experiential, student-centered methods; the use of technology and many modalities such as music, food, dance, media, etc. All full-time faculty lead one extracurricular sport/activity twice each week. Faculty supervise students one evening per week and one weekend per month. On-campus housing and meals at the dining hall are provided.
Preference is given to candidates who have:
IB program experience and training
Experience using higher-order thinking activities daily
Previously worked in a residential setting
The ability to coach sports or activities offered at VVS
Experience leading multi-day, outdoor trips
As VVS courses are inherently international, experience and comfort with a variety of cultures is highly valued. The position begins August 1st 2019. Please send cover letter and resume, with the subject heading ‘English Literature Position Application’ to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Candidate must be willing to wholeheartedly engage in all facets of boarding school life including advising, coaching, weekends, and dorm parenting.
A Masters degree and prior experience teaching high school is preferred, but not essential.
About Verde Valley School
Verde Valley School is a small, independent, boarding and day school serving grades 9-12. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is our main curriculum, and the student body is 50% international. VVS’s guiding principles include academic excellence, intercultural understanding and service to others. Please visit our website for more information at www.vvsaz.org.