An ideal Upper School English teacher is dynamic, caring, and intellectual, and able to teach a wide variety of literature to all ages and levels of students. The teacher will work with students in grades 9 - 12.
Inspiring, engaging, and encouraging students in the study of English
Working collaboratively with colleagues both inside and outside the English department
Using professional growth opportunities to continually refine practice
Responding to the needs of the School, including but not limited to, service learning, advisory programs, coaching, assigned supervision, and other areas as determined by the Upper School Head
A full job description with position requirements can be viewed here.
Experience working in a student-centered learning environment, with practical experience with problem- and project-based learning, as well as integrated learning
Prior experience teaching English
Ability to successfully work with and within a culturally diverse student body, staff, and community
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McDonogh School is a community that finds joy in work, in play, and in the discovery and realization of personal potential. Strong, mutually respectful relationships among and between students and teachers inspire a passion for learning, a dedication to personal integrity, and a commitment to excellence. Embracing diversity of background, culture, and thought, the school builds upon its founder's original mission to provide a life-altering opportunity to develop in its students the will "to do the greatest possible amount of good."
Founded in 1873 and situated on an 820-acre campus, McDonogh is a day and boarding institution that employs 330 faculty and staff; serves 1,370 students in grades PK-12; has a substantial operating budget and endowment; and just completed a $75 million capital campaign, the largest of any independent school in Maryland. Long been recognized as one of the finest schools in the nation, McDonogh has a reputation for being highly innovative and "on the move."
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