James River Day School seeks a full-time middle school English teacher. This faculty member reports to the Head of School and is responsible for teaching middle school literature, grammar, and composition. She/he will actively support the school’s vision, mission, and core values. This teacher will enable the academic, social, and personal development of adolescents in a positive learning environment.
This teacher will be responsible for teaching, motivating, inspiring, and assessing middle school students in English. She/he will teach the assigned curriculum, correct assignments, administer tests, evaluate student progress, keep parents informed of student progress, while being positive, collaborative, innovative, and passionate. She/he will plan, prepare, and deliver lesson plans and instruction in a manner that facilitates active, student-centered learning using various teaching methods such as discussion, group activities, and occasional lectures.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and three references to the attention of Head of School Peter H. York via the "Apply Now" button shown below. James River Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The ideal candidate will offer most or all of the following:
a bachelor’s or graduate degree
a love of children
teaching experience (preferably in independent schools)
strong interpersonal skills with a caring and calm demeanor
attention to detail
a willingness to learn new things
exceptional verbal and written communication skills
the ability to interact and collaborate comfortably with students, parents, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and with differing needs
the ability to communicate, motivate, and understand students’ educational and emotional needs
About James River Day School
James River Day School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-ed, kindergarten through eighth grade day school. Our total enrollment is 248 students with an average class size of 14. More than 50% our faculty have advanced degrees. Please see our website (jrds.school) for further information about James River Day School.