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Crossroads is a vibrant, relationship-based school with a founding commitment to the “greater community.” Started in 1971 and taking inspiration from the civil rights, anti-war and feminist movements, Crossroads was founded to be not just a school, but also a movement for positive social change in the world. This ambitious charge is part of the very DNA of Crossroads. Not only do our students engage in meaningful service learning and community service projects, but Crossroads as an institution considers serving the greater community a cornerstone of our mission.
The English curriculum seeks to instill in students a lifelong love and appreciation of reading, and to teach students to write English that—beyond mere correctness—fluently communicates deeper meanings and values. English teachers offer students the opportunity to study both traditional forms of argument and literary criticism as well as more creative forms of expression, such as personal essays, poems, short stories, journal entries, and interviews.
The English 4 (Senior English Seminar) serves as a capstone English course for seniors. The course offers seniors a choice of interest as well as a shared Senior experience. For the first two trimesters, students explore, analyze, and write about record albums as a genre of literature. In the final trimester, students explore one or two ‘great books,’ which as a class they select, and the teacher serves as a guide. This final trimester provides seniors with the opportunity to study a book or two of their choosing before they complete their school career.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:
Minimum B.A. in English, Creative writing, or related field; graduate degree preferred; relevant professional experience a plus.
Experience in a high school teaching in the realm of English writing across various grade levels.
Experience planning student-centered, innovative lessons and collaborating with colleagues across grade levels.
Excellent communication skills that allow various stakeholders (from students to advisers and administrators) to work together to create student-centered curricula.
The ability to question thoughtfully and problem-solve effectively.
Value interdisciplinary thinking.
Expertly guide students as they develop a deeper understanding of the role of informed readers and writers in society today.
Supervising and monitoring the performance of students both in and out of the classroom.
One of Crossroads School’s founding commitments is to developing a socially, economically and racially diverse student body. We are equally committed to a supporting a vibrant and diverse workforce. Crossroads is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer; we do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age or sexual orientation. People of color, women and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.