Worcester Academy teachers are part of a team committed to moving our mission, core values, and academic vision forward. That vision includes a commitment to diversity in all its forms, innovative teaching and learning, urban leadership and global engagement. Teachers at Worcester Academy embrace project-based instruction, collaborative inquiry, and student-centered teaching with a commitment to student agency and differentiated instruction. Teachers are expected to teach 4 sections per semester, and two Qualified Activities over the course of the year as part of their overall responsibilities. Class room average size is 14.
Worcester Academy Faculty members:
are comfortable wondering together what education might look like as we move forward in this age of unprecedented change;
are committed to professional growth; and
have a deep and abiding belief that all students can grow and that all students can succeed.
We expect our teachers to design learning experiences for students who are learning how to learn in a global, digital, inter-connected world. Worcester Academy teachers model insight, enthusiasm and competence within their disciplines, and hold a passionate interest in both adult and adolescent learning.
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor degree or higher from an accredited institution
Relevant teaching experience
Knowledge of relevant technology including Google docs, etc. MS Excel, MS Word and online course management tools/distance learning apps and experience using them in a professional capacity
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
self-motivation; high energy level
excellent verbal and written communication skills
problem solving; decision making
organizing and planning
demonstrated ability to embrace and share the school’s mission, values and goals
demonstrated commitment to professional development
ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and parents with fairness, respect, and consistency
Faculty members have a multi-prong reporting structure and as such report in to the Division Director for operational matters and to the Dean of Faculty and Department Chair for academic programming.
Hear, see, and speak to effectively communicate in-person and by telephone with faculty, staff, parents, students and external contacts.
Ability to navigate within the walking campus community during all weather conditions.
Occasional travel in a safe and expeditious manner to off-site locations.
Work full-time and maintain regular and predictable attendance with the ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
About Worcester Academy
Worcester Academy exists to instill in its students the desire to learn throughout life, to engage passionately with the world around them, and to be honorable persons of strong and resourceful character.
Our Core Values
We are a community—curious, thoughtful, generous, and thriving in our diversity. We embrace each of our core values as essential to the mission of Worcester Academy and as testimony of our beliefs and commitments.