St. Paul’s School for Girls is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time Upper School English and Learning Services teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.
St. Paul’s School for Girls
St. Paul's School for Girls is an independent, college-preparatory school with over 400 students in grades 5-12. It is located on a coordinate campus serving girls and boys from six weeks through 12th grade. St. Paul’s School for Girls educates hearts and minds in an inclusive community that is grounded in the Episcopal values of respect, integrity, and spiritual growth. We empower voice, nurture intellectual curiosity and creativity, and inspire confident leaders who serve in the world.
English Teacher and Learning Services Specialist Position
The successful candidate will be a creative, dynamic, and experienced learning support specialist who also excels in teaching Upper School English language and literature.
In keeping with the mission of the school, the successful candidate will support individual students so they thrive academically. The candidate will serve as a resource for teachers and advisors who work with a range of student learners; as well as to their families. He or she will provide guidance in new approaches and trends in learning and learning theory in the 21st century classroom. He or she will foster a student-centered classroom environment where all students are motivated to think critically and creatively, to offer up their ideas in rich discussions, and to welcome the notion that learning extends beyond the classroom.
The successful candidate will possess a strong knowledge of literature appropriate for grades 9 through 12 and will be able to draw upon a variety of teaching techniques to engage girls in their work. He or she shall inspire a passion for the written word in all its forms and teach students to expressively think, discuss, and write about it. He or she will be familiar with focused strategies to guide the drafting and peer editing processes; and will be experienced in providing feedback on student writing.
A bachelor's degree is required; a master's is preferred.
The successful candidate will
- Be a thought-leader in the field of teaching English, disseminating information on the latest trends and topics in English instruction
- Employ instructional methods that meet the needs of a diverse range of learners and be willing to personalize learning for students
- Empower students to access support as needed throughout their education
- Assist students with skills and strategies for academic success such as organization, time management, effective study techniques
- Be able to write the Formal Education Plans (FEP’s) of students based on their psychoeducational testing
- Help teachers understand how to implement the actions outlined on the FEP’s and to find the best ways to implement the plan for a student
- Develop and design professional development opportunities, as needed, for faculty (which includes informal and ongoing daily training) on such topics as teaching to a range of students, assessing assessments, making use of evaluation information, and finding ways to fill students' needs for remediation or enrichment
- Collaborate with the English department, the learning services team, other faculty groups, and administrators to plan and implement departmental and school-wide goals
- Work closely with parents, teachers, and division heads when concerns arise to support the development and well-being of the student
- Possess strong interpersonal, communication, writing, and organizational skills
- Have a minimum of six years of combined experience teaching Upper School English and providing learning services support
- Proactively assume a leadership role, demonstrate initiative, and function independently when needed
In addition to teaching, full-time SPSG faculty members serve as student advisors, mentor clubs, and contribute in other significant ways to the work of the community. The School is especially interested in candidates with coaching experience and/or those who can demonstrate initiative and serve as coaches in a variety of significant ways outside of the classroom. Other supervisory responsibilities and duties are shared among faculty members.