The Elisabeth Morrow School seeks an experienced, collaborative professional to join our middle school faculty in August 2023 to teach English.
Our ideal candidates will find it hard to contain their enthusiasm for vocabulary, grammar, writing, poetry, and literature. They will seek to share their ideas with colleagues and enjoy planning together. They will also recognize the importance of a constructivist approach to learning and will seek to empower students to take responsibility for their own learning. Experience utilizing Understanding By Design and Writing Revolution (Hochman Method) is a significant advantage.
Teach. Teach three sections of English and one elective. This faculty member will play a vital role in teaching students to read, write, think, and speak about literature and conduct literary analysis. There are rich opportunities for this faculty member to collaborate on the authorship of the curriculum!
Advise. In addition to teaching, faculty at The Elisabeth Morrow School serve as advisors. The advisor actively engages in the pastoral care of both children and parents as they navigate the academic program as well as early adolescence.
Collaborate. Enthusiastically seek to work with and plan alongside colleagues in the grade and across the middle school to create the best interdisciplinary academic program and accompanying experiences for our students.
Look. Seek opportunities to advance the school and its mission.
An undergraduate or graduate degree in English or education
Experience teaching English or humanities and dreaming, conceiving, designing, and iterating a fun and engaging curriculum
Knowledge of and empathy for the social-emotional and developmental needs of pre-adolescent and adolescent students
Experience with or an interest in helping students develop time management skills and effective note-taking strategies
Ability to connect with adolescents while maintaining appropriate boundaries
Strong attention to detail, superior written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to communicate complex student information in a respectful and clear manner
A sense of humor, empathy, and humility
Demonstrated cultural competency, including knowledge of themselves and the cultural lenses they bring to interactions: understand and value different perspectives; interact competently and respectfully with cultures other than their own; and cultivate meaningful relationships with people that have different cultural frameworks
Proficient with Google Meet, Google Classroom, Zoom, and other digital learning platforms
Because of our flexible classroom environment, the ability to lift up to 30 pounds and move classroom furniture to suit their pedagogy
A minimum of standard business hours Monday–Friday.
Ability to occasionally work evenings and weekends as necessary.
Compensation and Benefits
This appointment will begin in August 2023 and is a full-time position. The compensation package will be competitive for the region and commensurate with experience, degree attainment, and the national independent school market. This position is eligible for our school’s comprehensive benefits package, which includes a strong tuition remission program.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume, with "Middle School English Position" as the subject, to Eleni Siderias, Head of Middle School, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who We Are
At The Elisabeth Morrow School, located 10 minutes from the George Washington Bridge in Englewood, N.J., children’s natural curiosity grows into a lifelong love of learning. Our exemplary curriculum features innovative programming in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM), a nationally renowned instrumental music program, social-emotional learning, and community-wide core values.
The Elisabeth Morrow School is a member of the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS), and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). For more information, visit elisabethmorrow.org.
The Elisabeth Morrow School’s shared purpose is to provide exemplary academics and character development in a diverse and inclusive child-centered community, inspiring students to become curious scholars, ethical leaders, and global citizens.