Greens Farms Academy seeks a Middle School English teacher to fill a temporary long-term substitute position from as early as February through the end of the school year in June of 2021. The course load will consist of 4 sections of 8th grade English and other duties as a Middle School faculty member such as advising students and covering study halls. The ideal candidate will have experience working with young people, an undergraduate or graduate degree in English or a related field, a student-centered approach, deep and diverse literary interests, and a passion for working with middle school students. Experience working with young learners in athletic programs, summer camps, or other extracurricular activities would also be an asset for this position.
For all positions, we look for candidates who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment; are flexible, creative, and adaptable; demonstrate a willingness to fully engage in the life of the school in and outside of the classroom; and are committed to equity, inclusion and fostering a culture of belonging for all students under our care.
The new teacher will join a collegial Middle School faculty who put children at the center of everything they do and who are committed to knowing and loving every child. The division’s motto is “Dare to Be Different. Dare to be Yourself” and every faculty member strives to support students in their social and emotional learning.
The long-term substitute teacher will join a thriving and experienced 5th-12th grade English department of 12 faculty members committed to discussion-based classes, textual analysis, a process approach to writing, and support for students as they publish and perform their work.
Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12 co-educational day school of 715 students in Westport, CT. We are a suburban school close to major transportation and a five-minute walk from the Greens Farms Metro North train station. The campus sits on the Long Island Sound, a half hour south of New Haven and an hour north of New York City by car or commuter train. Please visit www.gfacademy.org for more information.
Interested candidates should fill out this job application form in which they will be required to use a Google Account to upload a resume and a cover letter addressed to Drew Meyer, Head of Middle School.