National Cathedral School (NCS) announces a search for an 8th-grade English teacher in its Middle School (grades 7 and 8) for an appointment beginning August 2019. The NCS English Department comprises faculty in grades 4-12 and offers a challenging curriculum aimed at graduating students with impeccable writing and analytical skills. The successful candidate for the 8th-grade position, therefore, will help students embrace a love of literature while fostering critical thinking, be committed to successful and developmentally appropriate teaching of writing, have expert knowledge of the elements of literary analysis and writing mechanics, have a comprehensive understanding of and dedication to middle-level education, and maintain a challenging curriculum within a nurturing environment. NCS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff and seeks applications for this position from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported. As a result, the successful candidate will teach a curriculum in which students see themselves represented. The school expects candidates to have a willingness and ability to use differentiated instruction in the classroom. Teachers utilize a student-centered pedagogy and technology as a teaching tool as well as a student resource. NCS seeks an experienced classroom teacher who has a background in curricular and pedagogical innovation.
The Middle School day is from 7:45 a.m. through 3:45 pm, although occasionally faculty are expected to start earlier or extend the workday for meetings, professional development, student assistance, etc. Other responsibilities include advisory, regular grade-level team, and faculty meetings, and other duties as assigned. Salary is competitive, based on experience, and the position includes a full benefits package. Qualified candidates hold at least a bachelor’s degree in English or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred.
National Cathedral School serves 585 students in grades 4 through 12. Faculty and staff are curious intellectually, flexible, and collaborative, and they view education as an engaging vocation. Our students are fun and kind, and they love to be challenged and viewed as confident individuals. Faculty and staff maintain a lively conversation about the meaning of all-girls education, an interest in pedagogy, and innovative uses of technology. As an Episcopal school, NCS welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths while maintaining a close identity with Washington National Cathedral’s commitment to be a house of prayer for all people.
Interested candidates should send an electronic application that includes a brief cover letter, résumé and the names and contact information of three to five references. In addition, applicants must submit (1) a sample project that the candidate has used with students and (2) a short writing sample, e.g. example student comment, statement of educational philosophy, etc. Please submit all materials as one combined PDF attachment with “8th-Grade English” in the subject line to email@example.com.