MIDDLE SCHOOL ELA TEACHER

St. Paul's Choir School

Cambridge, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3077786
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 5, 2019
  • Starting Date: August 2019

Job Description

You love teaching and inspiring elementary and middle-school boys. You are a highly productive self-starter who has demonstrated success working with students with a range of learning needs and styles. Your understanding of the academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of elementary and middle school boys equip you to provide a motivating and engaging learning environment. As a member our Faculty team, you will plan, organize, develop, and conduct comprehensive lesson plans or instructional programs and develop strong partnerships with parents. You are someone who can tackle even the most challenging assignments with determination, humor, and the best possible outcome for students.
To be successful in this role, you must be able to:
• Teach students in grades 5 – 8 English Language Arts in collaboration with our middle school Science, Social Studies, Math and Music Faculty
• Teach classes of up to 15 students in multi-age groupings
• Teach one session per week and oversee publishing the School Newspaper
• Coordinate the school’s Drama program with the expectation of at least one student production per year
• Collaborate in the design and implementation of our integrated curriculum
• Keep careful anecdotal and assessment records and use them to write accurate, comprehensive reports of student progress
• Lead non-classroom activities during various periods during the school day to help boys thrive and grow in grace and courtesy during their social interactions with each other. These duties, responsibilities and commitments are outlined in the faculty handbook
• Participate fully in the demanding and rich life of the school
• Collaborate and communicate with parents in an ongoing manner
• Commit to SPCS’s unique mission and promote its Catholic identity;
• Help students gain self-awareness of their learning styles and needs, introduce strategies to assist students to independently improve their academic performance
• Ensure students’ academic progress by emphasizing scaffolding for effective learning
• Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Head of School or his/her designee
Qualifications:
• B.A./B.S. degree or an equivalent degree or educational qualification from an accredited college or university; advanced degree preferred
• At least four years full-time teaching experience in K-8 public or independent schools beyond student teaching
• Proficiency in subject matter and grade level-specific training and instruction; familiarity with the Reading and Writing Workshop model of ELA instruction a plus
• Demonstrated knowledge in teaching principles, theories, methods, and classroom management
• History of continued education or professional development in general education or assigned subject area(s) through in-service training programs or independent studies
• Strong skills sets in literature, reading, writing, and teaching the social and emotional skills needed by young boys; Experience in an all-boys school preferred
• Wide-ranging intellectual and educational interests and ability to commit to integrated curriculum; Proficiency in a specialized field of study a plus (e.g., Classical Languages, Theatre, World Languages, Applied Sciences or Art)
• Strong communication abilities including speaking and writing
• Required familiarity with new technologies
At SPCS, we promote a culture of excellence that extends beyond academics, athletics, and the arts with a holistic approach to student’s spiritual and social development. We offer a culture in which employees feel valued and respected and are rewarded with a generous employee benefit package.
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter describing your interest in the position with an overview of your background and experience with children and education (if not with an all-boys school, then a rationale for why you desire to teach in one) and a resume to:

ELA@saintpaulschoirschool.us

Compensation - Salary is commensurate with experience and degree.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
    Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
  • Welcome to St. Paul's Choir School!

    Since 1963, Saint Paul’s Choir School – the only Catholic boys choir school in the United States – has formed and educated boys in grades four through eight in the rich music tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, uniting a rigorous musical and academic curriculum with our Catholic faith and moral tradition. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Archdiocese of Boston does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices (consistent with those religious exemptions provided in statutory and constitutional law) on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Tom Haferd , Principal
    • 29 Mt. Auburn Street
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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