Sacred Heart Greenwich has been empowering girls and young women since 1848 in a stimulating and developmentally appropriate educational environment in accordance with the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education. This mission provides opportunities to develop spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills. Sacred Heart Greenwich integrates technology into the learning process through enhanced collaboration, exploration, discovery, and creativity.
We aim to form students of faith, intellect, and awareness, who will use their gifts in service to others. Relationship and mentoring are at the heart of the student experience, which is grounded in inquiry, problem solving, interdisciplinary connection, collaboration, and an understanding of social justice. Student leadership and well-being are connected to every academic discipline, as all full-time teachers are also grade level advisors.
The school offers a coed program for young children at the Barat Center for Early Childhood Education and then an all-girls experience from K-12 on our 110-acre campus in Greenwich, Connecticut. We are proudly part of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.
We are currently seeking an Upper School English and World Literature Teacher to join in the vision of our English Department for the 2020-2021 school year.
Position: Upper School English and World Literature Teacher Reports to: Head of Upper School and English Department Chair FLSA Status: Exempt
Sincere and visible commitment to best critical thinking, reading, writing, and research practices and continued professional development
Willingness to teach flexibly within grades 9-12 and to collaborate with colleagues across disciplines
Genuine passion for and command of subject matter and enthusiasm for working with high school students
Experience and demonstrated success in implementing a scaffolded, organized, inquiry-based, student-centered instructional approach
Design of instruction that encourages students to think and write critically, ask questions, reason creatively, and inspires confidence in their own abilities
Instruction encourages curiosity, exploration, and discovery appropriate to the developmental levels and learning styles of the students
Support for all learners through diverse strategies and approaches in a caring classroom environment where students learn and collaborate positively with one another
Proficiency with current educational technology, especially as part of classroom instruction and for hybrid/distance learning; facility with electronic communication and learning management systems
Development of formative and summative assessments that portray differentiated approaches to identifying student understanding
Evaluation of student work that exhibits fairness, consistency, and prompt response to student progress
Supportive relationships with student, advisor, parents, and families
Interactions with parents on students’ academic progress, social growth, and learning needs at designated times of the year, and meetings with parents as necessary
Engaged participation in the Upper School community, including division and departmental meetings, assigned non-instructional duties, and our advisory program
A master’s degree in English or Comparative Literature is preferred and 3+ years of experience teaching Upper School students. The candidate should be able to provide lesson plans and a portfolio of assignments that reflect current and research-supported educational practices. Candidate is energetic, approachable, knowledgeable, and eager to be an active member of a dynamic learning community.
As members of the international network of Sacred Heart schools, we are committed to attracting and retaining faculty with a passion for teaching, who demonstrate an active faith, practice a deep respect for intellectual values, promote social awareness, build community, and value personal growth and responsibility. Sacred Heart Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates who will enhance the cultural diversity of our community.
To Apply: Interested candidates must complete the on-line application on our website:
About Sacred Heart Greenwich
Sacred Heart Greenwich provides an empowering learning environment for girls and young women from kindergarten through twelfth grade to prepare them to become confident, intelligent and compassionate global leaders. The school offers a coed program for young children at the Barat Center for Early Childhood Education.
Located on a beautiful 110-acre campus at 1177 King Street, in Greenwich, Connecticut, Sacred Heart is an all-girls’ Catholic, independent college-preparatory day school that offers a rigorous academic program which challenges students to take on a variety of leadership roles on campus and beyond.
Sacred Heart offers a global educational experience that encourages girls and young women to develop, practice and showcase their own style of leadership with confidence. The school’s focus on inter-nationality includes an exchange program, which begins in the Middle School with visits to Sacred Heart schools located in the United States and Canada. It expands in sophomore year of high school with educational trips to our schools in Australia, Austria, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Latin America, Spain, and Taiwan.