National Cathedral School (NCS) announces a search for a 6th-grade English teacher in its Lower School (grades 4 through 6) for an appointment beginning August 2018. The successful candidate will help girls embrace a love of literature while fostering critical thinking and analytical skills, will cultivate a culturally responsive English classroom, be committed to developmentally appropriate teaching of writing, have expert knowledge of the elements of literary analysis and writing mechanics, and develop a challenging curriculum within a nurturing environment. NCS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff and seeks applications for this position from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported. As a result, the successful candidate will develop a curriculum in which students see themselves represented. The school expects candidates to have a willingness and ability to use differentiated instruction in the classroom. Teachers utilize a student-centered pedagogy and technology as a teaching tool as well as a student resource. NCS seeks an experienced classroom teacher who has a background in curricular and pedagogical innovation.
Interested candidates should send an electronic application that includes a brief cover letter, résumé and the names and contact information of three to five references. In addition, applicants must submit (1) a sample project that the candidate has used with students and (2) a short writing sample, e.g. example student comment, statement of educational philosophy, etc. Please submit all materials as attachments in Word or PDF format with “6th-Grade English” in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lower School day is from 7:30 am through 4:00 pm. Other responsibilities include daily homeroom, regular grade-level team discussions and faculty meetings, and other duties as assigned. Salary is competitive, based on experience, and the position includes a full benefits package. Qualified candidates hold at least a bachelor's degree in English or a related field.