King School is a PreK-12 independent, college preparatory day school located in Stamford that serves the diverse families of Fairfield and Westchester counties. King Schoolseeks more than achievement for our students. We open minds and spark courageous thinking. Everyday, our students discover and forge their unique paths to excellence as we teach, guide, and cheer them on. Because when we set better standards for both the experience and outcomes of education, students cultivate the insights and heart to own their future.
At King, we seek to employ staffulty - our staff and faculty - who love working with children, have passion for and expertise in their subject matter, exhibit a growth mindset, embrace the multidimensional roles we each play, and prioritize the learning process for students and staffulty.
King School teachers understand that true learning is nurtured through authentic and meaningful student-teacher partnerships. When students are known both as learners and as people by their teachers, students become better self-advocates and more responsible for their own emotional and academic well-being.
We expect our teachers to consistently incorporate student-centered best practices. We constantly seek ways to deepen our understanding of the dynamic relationship between the learning and teaching processes. When students have the chance to apply their learning in tangible ways, they are able to experience concepts more fully, synthesize disparate disciplines, and reach deeper understanding. Lower school students at King explore activities like role-play, visualizations, model building, and fun experiments. Hands-on learning for middle and upper school students include fieldwork, collaboration to solve real community challenges, and other projects that bring knowledge to life.
Diversity is foundational to academic and professional excellence, and therefore is a core value at King. We think, learn, and work more deeply due to the many facets of diversity in our community, including but not limited to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, age, ability, and learning style. We leverage cultural differences and intellectual diversity to create an inclusive and vibrant learning community, endeavoring for each person to feel seen, heard, valued, and respected.
Job Title: Part-Time English Teacher
Division: Upper School
Reports to: The Head of Upper School and English Department Chair
King seeks an experienced, part-time, Upper School English Teacher who will report to the English Department Chair and the Head of Upper School. This teacher will assume duties and responsibilities, consistent with expectations for all Upper School teachers, which complement the teaching load of one section.
Primary responsibilitiesinclude, but are not limited to:
Teach 1 section of high school English; ninth or tenth grade.
Focus on developing students’ reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.
Focus on developing the students’ sense of discovery, perspective, and empathy through collaboration, conversation, and inquiry.
Collaborate with other grade-level teachers in the English Department to develop and/or revise a clear scope and sequence for each course.
Collaborate with the Director of Teaching and Learning when appropriate to ensure students are being fully supported and challenged.
Collaborate with the Department Chair and Diversity Equity and Inclusion Coordinator to develop and implement teaching goals.
Participate in all required department, divisional, or all-school meetings.
Communicate with parents/guardians about student progress as necessary.
Skills and Requirements:
Advanced degree in English preferred.
Proven ability to teach across grade levels, 9 - 12.
Proven ability to facilitate differentiated, student-centered best practices.
Proven ability to encourage student discovery and autonomy of thought.
Possess a sound understanding of the intellectual and social-emotional developmental stages of adolescents (or specific age group).
Ability and capacity to nurture student discovery and skill development.
Ability to be organized and manage a series of student information platforms and systems, including: Google Classroom, Gmail.
Demonstrated cross-cultural competence--ability to effectively teach, learn, and engage in a multicultural environment with a diverse student body--in pedagogical practice and multicultural curriculum content.
Demonstrated capacity in culturally responsive professional practices, excellent communication skills, and ability to constructively collaborate with colleagues.
Demonstrated capacity to thrive in our diverse community, including but not limited to diversity in race, ethnicity, gender identity, socio-economic status, ability/disability, belief, sexual orientation, and national origin according to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion principles.
King goes beyond just stating that we are Equal Opportunity Employer. Our goal is to intentionally hire a diverse pool of world-class staffulty to enrich the educational experience of students. King seeks candidates committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment where varied identities are valued and respected.
About King School
King is an independent, college preparatory day school serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. We are a diverse, vibrant learning community dedicated to educational excellence and the fullest academic and personal achievement of our students.