The Academy of the Holy Cross is accepting resumes for an English Teacher for the 2018-2019 academic year.
The Academy of the Holy Cross, a Catholic college preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross since 1868, is dedicated to educating young women in a Christ-centered community which values diversity. The Academy is committed to developing women of courage, compassion and scholarship who responsibly embrace the social, spiritual and intellectual challenges of the world.
All faculty and staff must demonstrate a commitment to the Core Values of the Academy: community, Catholic identity, academic excellence, educating the whole person, tradition, diversity, leadership, single-sex education, environment and communication.
Candidates should have experience teaching literature and composition at the high school level, and be able to show an interest in and knowledge of British and American or World Literature and the art of teaching academic, analytic writing, as well as a grasp of current teaching and assessment practices. The preferred candidate will have experience in teaching AP Language and Composition at the high school level. At the time of interview, candidates should present copies of their own academic transcripts, and some samples of writing assignments, syllabi, or their own writing.
Instruct students in reading, analysis, writing, grammar, vocabulary development and research methods
Introduce students to significant works of British, American, and World Literature
Prepare for classes using formal, written lesson plans
Follow the syllabus for the course being taught and collaborate on pacing and major assessments with fellow teachers
Evaluate student work and maintain up-to-date records of student assessments and grades
Maintain a pleasant and productive class environment that is student-centered and conducive to learning
Collaborate within the English department with other faculty and staff
B.A. in English or a related field; M.A. in English or Education is desirable
2 years (minimum) teaching at the high school level, with proof of knowledge, content and skills
Experience teaching literature and composition, at the high school level, and be able to show an interest in and knowledge of British and American or World literature and the art of teaching academic, analytic writing including the research paper
Experience with teaching or working with the assistive technologies of the iPad is desirable
Ability to communicate effectively in speech and writing
Ability and willingness to plan and organize materials and lessons
Ability to work with colleagues in the English department to develop lesson plans, write assessments, and generally maintain academic standards
Flexibility in dealing with changing schedules and situations
Must be comfortable teaching students in an all-girls Catholic School
About Academy of the Holy Cross
The Academy of the Holy Cross, is a private, Catholic high school (grades 9 - 12) for young women located in Kensington, MD. The college preparatory program reflects a holistic approach to education by fostering the intellectual, physical and moral development of the students. The school is sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross and has been in continuous operation in the Archdiocese since 1868.