Belmont Day School seeks a dynamic, skilled, and creative English teacher to teach grades six, seven and eight, serve as an advisor, and collaborate with a collegial and skilled team of faculty.
As a teacher and advisor, this person will serve as an integral member of the middle school team and the English department. Deep knowledge of and appreciation for teaching literature from multiple perspectives, as well as expertise in teaching reading strategies, literary analysis, grammar, writing mechanics, prose and creative writing are required. A qualified candidate will also possess a strong enthusiasm, deep knowledge of, and familiarity with middle school students.
This is a full-time position, beginning in September 2020. It is an exempt position reporting to the middle school head. This position is not eligible for employer-sponsored relocation.
Teach one section each of grade six, seven, and eight English.
Engage weekly in collaborative planning meetings with the English Department.
Serve as a middle school advisor.
Run a middle school club.
Create and deliver rigorous, effective, and compelling curricular experiences.
Work to ensure academic excellence (the ability of students to approach novel tasks with the confidence, mindset, and skills to accomplish them successfully).
Collaborate with the grade-level teams to support co-curricular programming and the development of adolescents beyond the classroom.
Keep careful anecdotal and assessment records to inform and write comprehensive student reports.
Lead and assist in parent-teacher conferences focused on the social, emotional, and academic growth of middle school students.
Provide regular, constructive, and specific feedback to students to encourage their growth and improvement as readers, writers, and speakers.
Establish and maintain strong home-school partnerships with families to ensure students’ success.
Commit to fostering a diverse and inclusive community in and outside of the classroom.
Engage with students routinely by providing coverage at lunch, recess, and dismissal, or other duties as needed.
Perform additional responsibilities as required.
Please submit a cover letter specific to this position along with a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Materials must be received by Thursday, January 30.
Belmont Day seeks candidates who will add to the diversity of our community. The school will always be maintained as a non-sectarian institution. The school is an equal opportunity employer. The school complies with all legal requirements in connection with admissions and access to programs, facilities and employment practices regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, or disability.
Deep appreciation for and commitment to building a cohesive and innovative community of learners.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to develop a thematic curriculum.
Commitment to professional development and best practices in teaching and learning.
Cultural competency based on experience and professional development in diversity, equity and inclusion work.
Commitment to effective use of technology in the classroom.
A sense of humor, flexibility, energy, patience, and creativity.
About Belmont Day School
Belmont Day School is a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade independent school in founded in 1927 by a group of parents committed to providing children with an excellent academic foundation and many opportunities for creative expression. We value honesty, caring, joy, responsibility, respect and excellence.