Cascades Academy is an independent pre-k through 12th-grade day school located in the beautiful mountain town of Bend, Oregon. The school was founded in 2003 and resides on an award-winning 39-acre campus located on the Deschutes River.
The Cascades Academy upper school program consists of an exciting academic curriculum that combines both traditional and hands-on experiential learning methods. Both the fall and spring trimesters are approached in a place-based thematic format, with each culminating in an expedition to the studied region. The goal of the Cascades Academy upper school program is to create lifelong learners, critical, independent thinkers and socially responsible individuals who are ready for the years ahead of them, both in college and beyond.
Cascades Academy is seeking an upper school (grades 9-12) humanities (integrated social studies and English) teacher to join our upper school team for the 2020-21 school year.
Bachelor's degree is required, Master's degree is preferred.
3-5 years experience teaching high school (grades 9-12).
A passion for teaching English and social studies.
A passion for teaching in a creative, integrated, and innovative way.
Ability to work collaboratively with other Upper School teachers.
A commitment to experiential learning and outdoor education.
A demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning.
A desire to be part of a vibrant, “all-in” community of students, families, and faculty/staff.
General responsibilities include curriculum development, classroom instruction, assessment, communication with parents, and general engagement with the entire school. Specifically, full-time teachers are expected to:
Teach the equivalent of four academic courses per year.
Teach a minimum of two electives per year.
Help plan and attend all major off-campus and overnight experiences.
Serve in the role of Upper School Advisor and meet with advisees on a weekly basis.
Help co-plan at least one traveling school trip a year.
Serve on at least one Professional Learning Community (Diversity/Inclusion, Innovation, Experiential Learning or Health & Wellness).
Reports to: Upper School Head?
Start Date: August 19, 2020
To apply please send a resume, cover letter, and two letters of reference to email@example.com. No phone calls please.
It is the policy of Cascades Academy to provide equal employment opportunity, regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental impairment, sexual orientation, veteran’s status or any other status protected by applicable law. Specifically, employment opportunities are and shall be open to all qualified applicants solely on the basis of their experience, aptitudes, abilities and training; advancement is and shall be based on the individual’s achievement, performance, ability, attitude and potential for promotion. Minorities and persons of color are encouraged to apply.
About Cascades Academy
Cascades Academy is a PK-12 independent school located in Bend, OR.