Vermont Commons School is seeking a full-time English teacher, starting in the 2019-20 academic year. Successful applicants will have a masters degree or higher, a minimum of five years teaching experience in middle and high school (preferably independent school/s), and experience teaching and broad knowledge of contemporary world literature (e.g., East Asian Literature, contemporary and/or postcolonial African Literature, South American Literature, literature of the Black Atlantic, Arab or Middle Eastern Literature, or Literature of the Indian Subcontinent, etc.). Expertise/experience in rhetoric and composition, literacy, and other areas of literature a plus. Familiarity with contemporary neuroscience of learning and child development highly valued.
Our school combines progressive education philosophy with differentiated and experiential instruction pedagogy. The Lake Champlain Basin, the state of Vermont, and the world are our classroom, studio, and lab.
Experience teaching English full-time in the middle and/or high school classroom is required.
Please submit resume/C.V., a brief cover letter, and three references with current contact information
About Vermont Commons School
Founded in Burlington, Vermont in 1997, Vermont Commons School is a coeducational community for grades 6-12 with an average class size of 12 students and a total enrollment in 2018-19 of 115 students. Over 90% of our faculty members hold advanced degrees, and 100% of our students matriculate into colleges and universities that are both carefully selected matches for each student and nationally competitive. We believe that a pedagogy based on hands-on, field-based, experiential education leads to academic, intellectual, and creative success--present and future--and inspires our students to be citizens who will shape the future positively as a result of their real world experience now.
Vermont Commons School is a member the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and is a member of and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and holds "Approved School" status from the State of Vermont Agency of Education.
Vermont Commons School.
For more information, please visit www.vermontcommons.org.