MMI Preparatory School seeks an innovative and qualified Middle and Upper School teacher to join our English faculty for the 20-21 AY. Candidates should have a strong literature and composition background with an equally strong commitment to student development and success. The position will involve teaching students in grades 6 to 12 while also leading co-curricular activities and/or coaching athletics. Teaching responsibilities will include at least one Middle School grade level and one Upper School grade level. The successful applicant will be a motivated individual with a keen interest in encouraging and inspiring students.
The ideal candidate will have strong content knowledge with a passion for teaching, a desire to be an active participant in shaping an innovative curriculum, and a willingness to experiment with learning methodologies that enable students to take ownership of their learning.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Teaches content and skills in English language, literature, and composition to middle and upper school students.
Oversees and fosters the academic, social, and character development of each student.
Develops and maintains long range and daily instructional plans for each course using a variety of teaching and assessment tools and strategies.
Integrates technology seamlessly into teaching strategies and practices.
Develops lessons that promote problem solving, creative thinking, collaboration and effective communication skills while encouraging risk-taking in learning and modeling life-long learning.
Actively involves students in the classroom through group work, project-based learning, exploration, questioning, discussion, and other cooperative teaching techniques.
Establishes and maintains standards of student conduct with cooperation of the school administration.
Maintains professional competence through participation in school and/or self-selected professional growth activities.
Identifies student needs, and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
Communicates with parents and school counselors on the individual student's progress.
Shares in the sponsorship of student activities and participates in faculty committees.
Acts as a Class Advisor/Homeroom Teacher to encourage and develop social cohesion within the grade level assigned.
A bachelor’s degree in English or related field is required; A master’s degree in English or related field is preferred. The successful candidate will work as part of a dynamic, high-energy educational team and will have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
About MMI Preparatory School
MMI Preparatory School is an independent, college preparatory day school serving 237 students in grades six through twelve. Founded in 1879, our mission is to provide dedicated area students with a comprehensive and inspiring 6th-12th grade college preparatory program that maximizes each individual's academic, social, and character potential in preparation for success in college and beyond. For more information about MMI, visit www.mmiprep.org