The Blake School seeks a dynamic, creative and reflective 9th-12th grade English teacher who is eager to help students read and write with rigor, insight and imagination. The ideal candidate will have experience in fostering a diverse and supportive community committed to pluralism to prepare students for purposeful lives as community and global citizens. The teacher will work closely with colleagues to design units, activities and lessons that develop foundational skills for learning and inquiry that will support and inspire students throughout Upper School and beyond. Teachers focus on the skills and strategies readers and writers use to compose insightful analytical essays, persuasive arguments and meaningful personal narratives and poems. Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes a community strong and empowers students to engage across differences.
This is a full-time, one-year/interim position for the 2021-22 school year. There will be an opportunity in the fall to re-apply for a permanent, full-time position beginning with the 2022-23 school year.
Application review will begin immediately. Blake will typically cover the travel and lodging costs for finalist candidates visiting from out of town.
Bachelor's degree in English or a related field, advanced degree preferred.
Experience with student-centered teaching practices including discussion-based classrooms
Ability to work with Upper School students who vary in skill level and learning styles
Experience instructing diverse populations of students
Demonstrated success and interest in working collaboratively with other educators
About The Blake School
The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 independent school located on three campuses in the Minneapolis, Minnesota metropolitan area and is widely recognized as a national leader in independent, college preparatory education. Blake serves approximately 1,400 students in a non-sectarian, coeducational environment. The School is large enough to provide a significant breadth of academic, athletic, artistic, and social opportunities within three intimate school campuses, where every child is known by the adults with whom they work. Committed to attracting and retaining faculty and staff who believe in the importance of developing character in their students as well as challenging them academically, Blake provides a dynamic course of study that is thoughtfully designed. The School is resolute in its efforts to create a pluralistic community that welcomes and supports students and families from many backgrounds.