Greens Farms Academy seeks an Upper School English teacher to begin in August 2021. The new teacher would carry a full courseload of English classes and will possibly mentor students in the 11th and 12th grades who are pursuing small-group or individual inquiry projects in creative writing or literary studies.
The teacher will join a thriving and experienced 5th-12th grade department of 12 faculty members committed to discussion-based classes, textual analysis based on close reading, a process approach to writing, and support for students as they publish and perform their work. GFA faculty are typically involved outside the classroom in a variety of ways, including advising, chaperoning trips and events, leading extracurricular clubs, and/or coaching.
The ideal candidate will have at least five years of teaching experience, an advanced degree in English or a related field, a student-centered approach, deep and diverse literary interests, and a passion for working with upper school students.
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.
Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12 co-educational day school of 715 students in the Greens Farms section of 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 visitwww.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 Andrew Jones, Head of Upper School.