CGPS Mission Statement CGPS nurtures each student’s unique passions and talents inside and outside the classroom, unifying and inspiring members of its community in a rigorous but relaxed learning environment, preparing them for the finest colleges and instilling in them the confidence, ethical values, and sense of purpose to embrace challenges, to achieve their dreams, and to improve the world. English Teacher Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School seeks a full-time Prep School English teacher, primarily to teach 8th and 9th grade, beginning fall 2021.
Responsibilities Teach four sections of English and participate as a reading advisor in our Independent Readers Select program. Plan and facilitate meaningful, discussion-based lessons that help students think critically, read perceptively, and write with clarity and power. Cultivate students’ intellectual curiosity, teaching them how to pursue their own interests in reading, writing, and the world of ideas. Collaborate with a lively and collegial department dedicated to finding ways English curriculum design and pedagogy can challenge students appropriately, enhance cultural literacy, and connect school to authentic experience. Provide extensive feedback on student writing, meeting with students individually to review work when necessary. Work Hours 7:30am-3:30pm Monday through Friday (though there are sometimes evening events and concerts that are a natural part of the school experience). Weekly faculty and department meetings until 4:30pm Start date: August, 2021 Compensation We offer highly competitive salaries, exceptional benefits, and a warm and supportive culture. How to Apply Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com Please indicate “English Teacher” in the subject line.
Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions including hiring, transferring, and promotions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color,creed, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation and national origin, alienage, age, pregnancy, marital/partnership status, citizenship, military status, mental or physical disability, veteran status, genetic predisposition, status of domestic violence, or any other characteristic or status protected by law.
Qualifications Experience teaching adolescents to appreciate a range of canonical and contemporary texts—including works from diverse perspectives, cultures, and time periods. A commitment to teaching the values and pleasures of reading language closely and of navigating the rich, messy conflicts great literature contains. A passion for the written word, a knowledge of writing pedagogy, and expertise in teaching adolescents to write critically, creatively, and personally. The ability to engage teenagers in a classroom. Strong written and oral communication skills. A Bachelor’s degree in English, Master’s degree preferred.
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We offer highly competitive salaries, exceptional benefits, and a warm and supportive