Lowell School, a progressive independent school in NW Washington, DC, is seeking a Middle School Language Arts Teacher.
Overview of Position
The Middle School Language Arts Teacher is a full-time position that supports the progressive integration of language arts and social studies content and skills. The position is responsible for teaching language arts and for planning collaboratively with her/his/their social studies grade-level partner. Each grade-level humanities pair seeks team teaching opportunities and works with grade-level teachers in other disciplines on integrated projects. The position is also responsible for serving as an advisor for a group of middle school students. Successful Lowell teachers are lifelong learners who are reflective about their practice, find ways to bring ‘real life’ into their classroom, and actively seek professional development and leadership opportunities.
Candidates must have experience teaching middle school language arts, including strong skills in teaching writing and literary analysis and in creating dynamic classrooms with high educational standards.
Candidates’ pedagogy should be student-centered, and they should be comfortable differentiating instruction.
Candidates should have a passion for working with middle schoolers and be able to inspire students and teachers alike.
Candidates should be able to work collaboratively, have excellent communication skills, and be willing to work closely with families.
Candidates should be inspired by Lowell’s mission and have a commitment to social justice and equity, and cultural competence.
A master’s degree in education with a focus on language arts and at least three years of successful experience as a teacher are preferred, but alternate pathways into the profession will be considered.
Experience with curriculum development, curriculum integration, and assessment strategies.
Experience with constructivist teaching/learning.
A collaborative spirit, and a ready sense of humor.
To apply for the position, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Kavan Yee, Director of Middle School, at email@example.com. Letters of reference are highly encouraged.
About LOWELL SCHOOL
Lowell is a dynamic, diverse, and welcoming school of 300 students from age three through 8th grade. Our philosophy emanates from the work of renowned educators John Dewey, Jean Piaget, Haim Ginott and current educational research. Our curriculum evolves from an understanding of the stages of cognitive, social/emotional, artistic, and physical development. It promotes active, collaborative learning with an emphasis on building conceptual understanding, promoting creative, critical and analytical thinking, and encouraging problem-solving. It facilitates not only the acquisition of strong basic skills, but also deep, conceptual understandings and is, thus, rigorous in the best sense of the word. Lowell's mission is to create an inclusive community of life-long learners in which each child is valued and respected. When provided with a stimulating environment, the guidance of teachers, and parental support, each child can become a motivated learner and a responsible citizen. Children arrive at Lowell as curious three-year-olds and leave as confident community members ready to thrive in our rapidly changing 21st century world. The campus is an eight-acre urban oasis tucked between 16th ...Street and Rock Creek Park in the Colonial Village neighborhood of Washington, DC. It provides a rich, natural environment for active, hands-on learning, including terraced gardens, tree-filled playgrounds, and a stream.