Cary Academy seeks an English teacher in our Upper School to work alongside a dynamic group of educators dedicated to serving the unique needs of high school-aged students. Cary Academy faculty work within a professional culture of self-reflection, growth, and a passionate pursuit of our mission.
Cary Academy's Beliefs about Learning
As an independent school, we have a clear and distinct perspective on what learning should be at its best. This perspective has been further defined through our belief statements. As members of the CA Learning Community, we believe:
Learning is an iterative and interdependent process.
Taking risks, embracing struggle, and developing resilience are essential to deep and life-long learning.
Individuals must develop self-awareness as learners and take ownership of their learning.
Clear, ongoing, and timely feedback elicits self-reflection and drives growth.
Physical, social, and emotional balance is essential for learning and well-being.
The most impactful learning occurs where people, disciplines, and ideas connect to address human and community needs.
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Cary Academy encourages applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to create working and learning environments that are safe and inclusive.
The Cary Academy Diversity Mission Statement
"Cary Academy fosters a learning community where the richness of diversity is recognized, respected, and embraced. Our view in diversity includes, but is not limited to ability, age, appearance, gender, national origin, personal qualities, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Our vision is to nurture and sustain an equitable and inclusive environment where everyone is valued.”
The Upper School English Teacher is part of a larger Upper School faculty team dedicated to working together with students in a highly interactive and collaborative learning environment that inspires inquiry and an enduring love of learning. The Upper School English Teacher is expected to share his or her passion for reading and writing in engaging and meaningful ways and to challenge students to relate their learning to other disciplines and to the world in which they live. The Upper School English Teacher also serves as an advisor, developing personal connections with a group of student advisees. In addition, the Upper School English Teacher contributes to the school’s rich extracurricular program and participates actively in the life of our learning community.
Teaches a standard load of Upper School English classes in a manner consistent with the mission and educational philosophies of Cary Academy.
Provides personal and academic guidance to a group of student advisees.
Leads and/or supports extracurricular activities, including Flex Day activities.
Works with colleagues in ways that foster professional collaboration and exchange.
Is readily available to students for extra help and guidance outside of class.
Communicates effectively with parents and responds to concerns in an appropriate and timely manner.
Shares in the supervision of students after school and in study hall as assigned.
Supports students and advisees by attending a variety of student performances, events and competitions each year.
Participates in an annual grade level trip.
Seeks out and engages in ongoing professional development.
Performs other functions as assigned in support of school operations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to design and implement an innovative, engaging and age-appropriate curriculum in the content area.
Ability to employ a broad range of instructional strategies to address the varying needs of students.
Ability to establish meaningful relationships with all students in ways that foster their development.
Ability to use technology creatively and effectively to enhance teaching and learning.
Ability to work effectively with colleagues in a highly collaborative environment.
Ability to contribute actively to Cary Academy’s extracurricular program.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all constituent groups.
Ability to drive a school activity bus as needed and to travel overnight with students on grade level trips.
Ability to meet expectation of regular, predictable and reliable attendance.
Cary Academy reserves the right to close this position at any time, even before any stated deadline for applications. We encourage candidates to apply as soon as they are able. Clicking through on this page will take you to an "application page" that is linked to the school's HR system. You do not need to fill out any of the optional skills, motivations or behaviors on that page. You will see one or two mandatory questions as part of the application process; this helps us get to know you a bit better early in the process. While not required, we would also encourage you to submit a cover letter, PDF version of your resume, and a teaching philosophy, even if you are applying through a third-party agency. This allows us to have easier access to your materials to share with our internal hiring teams.
Once you complete the application on our internal pages, we will begin a review of your materials. You may be contacted at that point for a follow-up, which could include a one-way video interview. This process, again, will allow us to get to know you better and to share your application with a hiring team.
Thank you for considering Cary Academy!
Education: Bachelor’s degree in the content area (advanced degree preferred).
Experience: At least 3 years of full-time teaching experience in the content area with Upper School students.
Equivalency: Directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience may be considered in place of the above requirements.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Cary Academy
Cary Academy is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school for students in grades 6-12 located on a beautiful 65-acre campus in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill). Since opening in 1997, Cary Academy has been steadfast in its mission to create a diverse and inclusive learning community committed to discovery, innovation, collaboration and excellence. Cary Academy believes strongly in educating the whole child and strives to create a learning environment that will serve as a model for all schools in the use of technology to support student and teacher learning, skill development, and creativity. The school currently enrolls 775 students.