Brooklyn Friends School seeks a dedicated educator to teach two sections of 7th & two sections of 8th Grade English and to serve as a Middle School student advisor. This position is also uniquely positioned to serve the right candidate who may be looking for a leadership role and Middle School English Department Chair, Grades 5-8. If interested in a leadership role, please see our separate posting and indicated “English Teacher and Department Chair” on your materials.
Brooklyn Friends School is a progressive, student-centered environment. The ideal candidate is a flexible, culturally competent educator who is capable of partnering with the 7th & 8th grade English teacher and English Department Chair in order to take lead responsibility for a course focused on teaching reading, writing, and grammar through thematic studies such as community, justice, and the American dream. Responsibilities will include daily lesson planning, grading and feedback, report writing, and serving as a Middle School Advisor to eight or nine students. Advisors oversee students' progress in all classes, oversee students social and emotional wellbeing, serve as the primary contact with parents, and participate in other responsibilities such as overnight trips, leading anti-bias and social-justice activities, and building positive school culture.
Teach four sections of English
Collaborate and plan with grade level peers and the chair of the English department to implement curriculum
Serve as an advisor in the middle school
Other duties specified by divisional leadership
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Background in teaching English, Literacy, and/or Humanities at the middle school level
Experience with both standards-based assessment and progressive teaching methods
Experience with anti-bias and culturally responsive pedagogy
Experience teaching analytical writing skills
Strong organizational skills
Proficiency with incorporating technology into the classroom
High energy and a strong ability to connect with adolescents
Ability to effectively differentiate instruction
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to meet and adhere to multiple deadlines
Demonstrated commitment to professional development and lifelong learning
Ability to work collaboratively and partner with colleagues and divisional leadership in order to promote a positive student-focused learning environment
Reflect earnestly and celebrate mistakes as opportunities for learning and positive change
Bachelor’s degree in subject-area; teaching credentials preferred
At least 3 years working in a school setting, specifically with adolescent-age children and/or teaching Middle School English or other Humanities, preferred
Experience working as part of a collaborative team of teachers preferred
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references with emails and telephone numbers to email@example.com. Please indicate “7th/8th English Position” in the subject-line. To learn more about our school, candidates should visit our website at www.brooklynfriends.org.
Brooklyn Friends School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions, and colleague programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.