Jan 13, 2024

English Teacher (High School, SY24-25)

  • TrulyHired
  • Springfield, MA, USA
Full-time Teaching

Job Description

What You'll Do As an English Teacher at Veritas Prep High School, you'll provide engaging and rigorous instruction in literature and composition that will prepare students for college-level work. You'll teach through meaningful case studies and projects that are relevant to students' lives and build critical literacy skills. You'll work with a team to create a community where students of all identities feel safe, seen, and included, centering students and fostering student-led discourse, critical thinking, and leadership skills. You'll also collaborate with content and grade level colleagues and our higher education partners for coherence and alignment in our work and efficiency in preparing students for the next level. You'll also: Teach all grade-level English classes, aligning with History at key times in the curriculum, and providing targeted literacy supports to students where appropriate Teach a Seminar course focused on college, career, and life readiness, using the Naviance platform and a curriculum aligned with our college partners Utilize and continually strengthen your deep content knowledge to prepare high-quality, effective lessons Learn, contribute to and use school-wide routines and systems that help our school run smoothly and keep the focus on teaching and learning Use data to make decisions and to support the growth of our students in the classroom Support the development of valuable college and career readiness skills and embed this skill-building into your lessons and daily interactions Build deep relationships and actively partner and communicate with students, parents, families, and community partners Engage in learning about and supporting anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion in education Support a school-wide student-centered culture, providing opportunities for student feedback and leadership What You'll Need An unwavering belief that all students can achieve amazing things Relentless pursuit of a classroom that centers students and continuously improves learning outcomes A passion for continuous growth as an educator A dedication to fighting racism in our educational institutions and in daily life, and knowledge of the history of race and racism, as well as the systems of oppression our students face A commitment to creating engaging learning experiences that are relevant to our students' lives and prepare them for success in an early college setting Two to three years of teaching experience (preferably at the secondary level) Deep content knowledge in English Bachelor's degree Have or be eligible for a MA teaching license in English (5-12) SEI endorsement within one year of employment Current authorization to work in the United States - a candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment Alignment with our Values of Students First: We make decisions with our students in mind and know our actions model the way.Grow Together: We are role models of growth mindset, teamwork, and collaboration.One Team, One Mission: We cheer for, lean on, and support each other as we play unique roles in support of the same mission. Think you don't quite meet all the qualifications listed above? Apply anyway! We are looking for a truly diverse team of educators, and research shows that historically marginalized groups are less likely to apply if they do not meet every requirement. We are working to become an anti-racist organization and want to recruit and support a diverse staff, to understand the history of inequity in education, and to ensure students see teachers, staff, and leaders who look like them working in their schools. Want to learn more? Set up a call with a recruiter by emailing [email protected]. Veritas Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training, and termination.

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