Purpose: Drawing upon a solid background in and passion for teaching middle school students English/Language Arts, an Episcopal School of Dallas English Instructor utilizes a strong repertoire of tools to teach students to read closely, think critically, and write in a variety of modes. They help students learn to read with understanding by providing strategies for engaging with a variety of texts in many genres, both fiction and nonfiction, and they create a classroom with opportunities to hone skills in creative expression, communication, and collaboration. ESD Faculty are lifelong learners who welcome opportunities for professional development and collegial conversation leading to the development of effective, inquiry-based education in the English classroom.
Teach Middle School English, delivering instruction aligned with ESD’s Statement of Educational Philosophy and Mission.
Provide integral and varied support, planning, oversight, and communication as an academic advisor in the middle school.
Offer significant involvement and/or leadership in an extracurricular capacity as a club advisor or athletic coach.
Participate and engage in professional activities and gatherings at team, departmental, divisional, and school-wide levels.
Use appropriate technology in support of the curriculum of the twenty-first century global classroom.
Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues.
Work closely with colleagues on the school’s curricular initiatives.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in English—Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum three years of experience as a Middle School English teacher.
Proficiency in educational technology and twenty-first century pedagogy.
Commitment to participate broadly in the life of the school.
Effective interpersonal skills; specifically for interacting with students and faculty members.
Demonstrated record of effectively differentiating instruction and using instructional technology.
Experience with school change and facilitating teacher collaboration.