Hackley School seeks a full-time Middle School English leave replacement for September 2019. This position will involve teaching primarily 5th and 6th grades.
The preferred candidate will have a BA in English, suitable teaching experience, and a passion for working with students in the middle grades. He or she will excel at teaching grammar and multiple writing strategies. The candidate will foster a deep love for reading and help students develop strategies that enable them to enjoy and understand works of literature.
The preferred candidate will be comfortable with a variety of genres across a wide range of periods and national origins and will excel in helping students learn to decode, interpret, and appreciate texts from short stories or poems to contemporary young-adult classics. Finally, ideal candidates will deploy a range of instructional techniques and media to maximize student engagement and learning and will be excited to explore pedagogically appropriate uses of technology.
Candidates should understand and promote the academic, social, and emotional growth of middle school students; be willing to work collaboratively with peers both in English and other departments; be willing to serve as an advisor to middle school students; and be able to act with wisdom and a deep, abiding sense of humor.
To apply: Please email a copy of a current résumé and a cover letter to Cyndy Jean, Director of Middle School, at email@example.com and Richard Robinson, Chair of the English Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All files must be clearly labeled with the candidate's last name.
Hackley is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity in community and does not discriminate on the basis of color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. Hackley is a nonsectarian coeducational K-12 independent school located in Tarrytown, NY, 20 miles north of New York City on the Hudson River. Founding as a boarding school in 1899, Hackley enrolls 815 day students in grades Kindergarten through Grade 12, and 30 five-day boarding students in Grades 9 -12. With close to 40% of our faculty residing on campus, Hackley combines the community cohesion of a boarding school with the stimulation of a day school in close proximity to one of the great cities of the world. More can be learned by visiting our website at www.hackleyschool.org.
Additional Salary Information: Pro-rated for length of leave.
About Hackley School
Located on a 285-acre woodland campus in Tarrytown, NY, Hackley School is a K-12 coeducational day and five-day boarding school. Visitors are drawn to the beauty of Hackley’s historic Quad, yet the School’s facilities – library , Upper School classrooms, athletics fields and cross country trails opened within the last year, and recently added Lower School, Middle School and Science facilities on a gracefully designed campus – rival those of nationally known boarding schools.
For 113 years, Hackley has welcomed all with the words carved over the entry: “Enter here to be and find a friend.” The warmth of Hackley’s community enables both challenge and nurture, giving students the means to set and attain high personal goals. Supporting student achievement in rigorous academics, arts, athletics, and community service, Hackley honors commitment and strength of character, with a mission statement that underscores the importance of these values: “Hackley challenges students to grow in character, scholarship, and accomplishment, to offer unreserved effort, and to learn from our community’s varying perspectives and backgrounds.”
By committing energy, time, and imagination to serving ...the needs of people beyond Hackley, students experience the satisfaction of helping others and gain appreciation for the complexity and concerns of the larger community. A Hackley education prepares students to think and act with care and effectiveness both in college and beyond. Hackley is also a member of Round Square. For more information on Round Square at Hackley visit www.hackleyschool.org/roundsquare