Maumee Valley Country Day School Position Opening: Upper School English
Type: Full-time faculty
Application Deadline: Until filled
Start Date: August 2021
Maumee Valley is a community of lifelong learners. Our Maumee Valley vision is to provide a Personal, Experiential, and Global education to each child. As the only secular, PS-12 independent school in northwest Ohio, Maumee Valley supports an accomplished and diverse student body within a rigorous academic program on their journey to finding the right fit for college and career. Maumee Valley Country Day School’s mission is to enable students to become enlightened, compassionate, and contributing citizens of our global community while preparing graduates for their best opportunities in higher education. Maumee Valley’s long-standing commitment to experiential education remains a hallmark of a student’s experience, where each student is guided through a personal journey carefully constructed in partnership with faculty advisors. Students come from all walks of life and all over the world where diverse learners, voices, stories, and experiences are heard in order to empower and educate our community members.
A Maumee Valley employee puts students at the center of decision making. The successful candidate is a resourceful and innovative individual who engages in the life of the school and builds relationships across various school constituencies. We ask all of our employees to do the following:
Teach full load of high school level English classes
Manage a student load of between 60 and 80 students
Nurture and support an advisee group of between 8 and 12 students
Participate in the life of the school by attending athletic, arts, fundraising, and other school events
Chaperone school functions, such as dances and school trips as needed
Participate on committees and task forces as needed
Sponsor student clubs and activities as needed
Maintain open lines of communication with students, parents, and colleagues
Skills and Competencies:
Sense of humor and demonstrated success working with teenagers
Experience teaching foundational English skills
Flexible and adaptable; able to teach Advanced Placement, standard, and elective English courses
Facility with experiential education
Ability to differentiate instruction
Ability to design units and lessons with a backward design framework, such as Understanding by Design
Ability to collaborate within and between departments both to advance the departments’ goals and to build interdisciplinary learning opportunities
Capacity to maximize advantages of educational technology
Experience in teaching high school English or Humanities classes
Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required; Master’s Degree, relevant coursework, or relevant professional experience preferred
All Maumee Valley employees and volunteers must agree to a comprehensive background check.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please email your documents in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Documents needed:MVCDS Application, cover letter, resume, and three written professional letters of reference, and a copy of college transcripts. Please use the title of the position in the subject line of your email.
About Maumee Valley Country Day School
Employment at Maumee Valley is more than a job. It is an opportunity to join a community of learners who seek challenge, commitment, and strong relationships. Because we are an independent college preparatory school, much is required of our administrators, faculty and staff.
Maumee Valley Country Day School's mission is to enable students to become enlightened, compassionate and contributing citizens of our global community, while preparing graduates for their best opportunities in higher education.
The Upper school is recognized for it’s extraordinary learning opportunities. The Upper School’s Winterim program enhances students' learning with intensive, focused month long experiences. Students select from offerings that include classes, local as well as international educational trips and independent study projects. The Fine and Performing Arts programs are a part of the core curriculum of the Upper School. The school also has an international student program that provides a unique learning opportunity for international students as well as provides the student body with unique exposure to diverse cultures and ideas.