Palm Beach Day Academy, established in 1921, is an independent coeducational school, serving over four hundred students from pre-primary to grade nine. The school has two campuses with nearly one hundred faculty members. The lower campus overlooks the water in West Palm Beach, and the upper campus, located on the island of Palm Beach, is located just one block from the Atlantic Ocean. Palm Beach Day Academy prides itself on its strong sense of community. Teachers and families work as a team, which allows the teachers to foster a learning-rich environment and focus on developing the whole child. The foundation of Palm Beach Day Academy’s program is the education of our students in an academically challenging and compassion-rich environment that guides each child toward personal excellence of mind, body and character. At all levels, our students are, as our mission states, challenged to excel, empowered to act, and prepared to lead.
PBDA is seeking an English teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. Applicants should enjoy working in a collaborative, student-centered environment. Palm Beach Day Academy welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds. A BA in English or Humanities is preferred; a Master’s degree in English or a related field is ideal. Preferred candidates have at least five years teaching experience at the middle-school level. Expertise in teaching writing skills as well as providing consistent and meaningful feedback to student writers is strongly preferred. Ideal candidates show a proficiency using technology in the classroom, are comfortable collaborating across disciplines and within the department, and show an aptitude for connecting the study of English to real-world concerns.