This is a full time, exempt position within the Middle School reporting to the Head of Middle School.
The Shipley School, founded in 1894, is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school currently enrolling 835 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the school is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and compassionate participation in the world. The Middle School has 195 students in grades 6-8, and a faculty of 30.
The Shipley School is committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. The school will make all employment decisions for employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination as to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy, age, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity and expression, creed, genetic predisposition, victim of domestic violence or any other basis protected by law.
The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Middle School English Teacher to work with our existing English teachers. This will be a full-time position beginning in August. The ideal candidate will:
Teach four sections of English (two sixth grade and two seventh grade)
Act as an advisor and be committed to playing an active role in MS.
The successful candidate must:
Share a deep passion for English
Have an excellent background in teaching writing and a passion for literature
Work collaboratively with our English teachers to implement the curriculum already in place
Be comfortable using technology and incorporating it into teaching
Attend planning meetings and play an active role in the MS
Act as an advisor to a section of MS students
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Maturity, collegiality, flexibility, humor
Excellent speaking and writing skills
1-3 years of teaching experience
BA in English or related field (advanced degree preferred but not required)
An appreciation for the unique qualities of the typical young adolescents found in middle school settings
A willingness to employ differentiated instruction to meet learners at their level of need
Interested candidates should complete the online application. Cover letter, Philosophy of Education Statement, and Resume should be uploaded in the resume section of the application or the attention of Shane Kinsella (Head of Middle School). Applications received missing supporting documents will receive less consideration. No phone calls, please.