Rumsey Hall School, a junior boarding and day school of 300+ students in grades K-9 in Washington, Connecticut, seeks an engaging and dynamic English Department Chair preferably with five or more years of demonstrated success teaching middle school students. The position will involve full-time teaching in Rumsey Hall’s Upper School English Department (grades 6-9), leading a team of five highly experienced educators, and serving on the Curriculum Committee. The Department Chair teaches four sections instead of the typical five and receives an additional stipend. In addition to teaching, the Department Chair will serve as an advisor to students, coach three seasons, live on campus, and perform residential responsibilities.
We are looking for a candidate who:
embraces the school’s mission and values
enjoys working with young people in both the classroom and a variety of other settings
has a broad and deep background in the study of literature and writing
has expertise in teaching writing as a process
brings flexibility and creativity to the classroom
engages students in an environment that is both supportive and rigorous
provides students with honest, encouraging, and timely feedback on their work
can help the department continue to develop a curriculum that teaches multiple perspectives
Candidates who are from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume Brooke Giese, Interim Head of School at [email protected].
About Rumsey Hall School
Rumsey Hall School is an independent co-ed junior boarding school (Grades 5-9) and day school (Grades K-9), located in Washington, CT. The School’s population is currently comprised of 335 students from 26 local communities, 12 states, and 12 countries. There are 78 full time faculty and staff members.