Middle School English Teacher

  • 377 N Wilton Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840, USA
  • Full-time
  • Employment Classification: School Year Faculty

Company Description

St. Luke’s School, a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut attracts families from 25 towns throughout Connecticut and New York. A combination of challenging academics and truly exceptional community support distinguishes St. Luke’s and encourages our students to go above and beyond their own expectations. St. Luke’s offers an inclusive environment where differences in race, culture, and personal beliefs are embraced as assets that enhance education. We pride ourselves on being a forward-thinking school and home to the Center For Leadership - where students hone their own distinct leadership skills by developing a design mindset, an inclusive ethos, a global perspective, and a service orientation.

Job Description

St. Luke’s School, a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks an inspiring, collaborative educator to join our Middle School English Department.  A successful candidate will join a team of passionate teachers who bring language and story to life for our students. Our English Department faculty are enthusiastic teachers who love being a joyful presence in the lives of “tweens” and teens.  

The English Department is asking questions common to middle school teachers everywhere: how do we inspire a love of reading in an age of endless digital distractions? How do we nurture young writers in order to ensure both mastery of forms and the development of an authentic writing voice? How do we help students thoughtfully explore and affirm their own and their peers’ individual identities at a developmental stage where the drive to “fit in” is deeply-seated? Determined to explore these questions in partnership with our students, we are looking for a highly collaborative colleague who revels in the discussion, is as engaged by the questions as by the answers, and brings expertise to share in using project-based learning and culturally responsive pedagogy to help drive the process.

Qualifications

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Teach a full-time course load of Middle School English classes. 

  • Participate in an after-school activity for three seasons (athletic coaching preferred).

  • Serve as an advisor or co-advisor for a group of 6 to 8 students.

  • Assist with supervisory duties, such as lunchroom supervision and chaperoning events. 

 

Key Skills and Qualities:

  • Inspiring, collaborative teacher with a minimum of 3 years’ classroom teaching experience, who loves working with middle school students of all ages and ability levels

  • Familiarity with and enthusiasm for both classic and current YA literature

  • Prior expertise in the collaborative design and delivery of Project-Based Learning in the English classroom a plus - if not, willingness to learn and adopt required

  • Prior experience with Writing Workshop and Units of Study in Writing desirable, but not required

  • Prior experience with Harkness-based teaching desirable, but not required

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Experience using technology creatively and working in a 1:1 teaching environment

  • Growth-oriented professional who embraces a collaborative approach to innovation and creative problem solving

  • Strong cultural competency skills, with demonstrated commitment to furthering an equitable and inclusive school community that supports a strong sense of belonging

  • Interest in and enthusiasm for St. Luke’s brand of leadership education

Additional Information

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and references in pdf format addressed to Amber Berry, Head of Middle School, and Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership & Innovation.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

St. Luke’s School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Luke’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of every member is respected.