Jan 13, 2024

Middle School English Teacher

  • TrulyHired
  • Marietta, GA, USA
Full-time Teaching

Job Description

Position Title: Middle School English Teacher Reports to: Middle School Division Head Employment Status: Full-Time 10 Month FLSA Classification: Exempt POSITION DESCRIPTION Walker Middle School (grades 6-8) is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced educator to teach Middle School English. Middle School teachers have the responsibility for teaching and supporting students in and out of the classroom. All Middle School teachers are encouraged to participate in an extracurricular activity and also serve as advisors for a group of 10-11 students. Teachers work closely with the Department Chair and the Head of Middle School for guidance, curriculum assessment, and evaluation. Teachers meet regularly with both grade-level teams and the middle school English department to discuss curriculum, pedagogy, student progress, and special initiatives. The seventh-grade English curriculum focuses on essays that develop a personal voice and analytical arguments about texts that connect to the larger world. All three grades in the middle school curriculum include a vibrant independent reading program, study of poetry, literary fiction and nonfiction, Socratic circles, and grammar and vocabulary development. QUALIFYING CHARACTERISTICS The ideal candidate will: •Design learning experiences, create assessments, and evaluate student performance in a standards-based system, using a set of established standards •Facilitate a dynamic and inspiring classroom, using a wide variety of creative and learner-centered teaching methods •Support the organizational, academic, and emotional needs of middle schoolers through a genuine love of middle school students •Differentiate classroom materials and presentations as needed to allow for learning differences among students •Design and deliver learning experiences and assessments and provide feedback and grades on our learning management system •Contribute to the school community by actively participating in extracurricular activities, faculty committees, and school initiatives ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES •Develop and prioritize short and long-term instructional objectives based on English curriculum. •Presents well-planned lessons with appropriate work within and outside of the classroom. •Maintains accurate and comprehensive records of each student's performance and progress. •Develops strong student relations and nurtures the whole student by effectively communicating through active listening and appropriate responses. •Demonstrates effective and timely verbal and written communication with parents pertaining to a student's progress and needs as well as general information (through phone calls, emails, learning management system, conferences, and semester comments). •Participates actively in professional learning opportunities and demonstrates a growth, not fixed, mindset toward learning. •Adhere to the Walker School Essential Expectations (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PfB2L-dkcB0c6gN9roQGJ8W4oJbB2g0F/view?usp=drive_link). CORE QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate must possess a Bachelor's Degree, although a Master's Degree is preferred. SCHOOL DESCRIPTION The Walker School is a leader among independent schools in the metro Atlanta area and has long been recognized for its first-rate academic program, close relationships between students and faculty, and abundant opportunities for students to engage in meaningful experiences both in and out of the classroom. Walker enrolls students from Pre-K3 through Grade 12 and is open to all faiths. Our commitment to diversity provides a welcoming and safe atmosphere for students to discover who they are and to successfully navigate an ever-changing world. The Walker School is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. The best candidates will be able to demonstrate a proven commitment to working in diverse, multicultural settings. SALARY and BENEFITS The Walker School's salary and benefits are competitive and include medical, vision, and dental insurance, tuition remission, and a retirement plan through TIAA-CREF. Interested applicants must complete the online application on the Careers Page at www.thewalkerschool.org/about/careers. Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/EO1QmPCWwX8oxHVewc6RLR PI234728373

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