Full & Part-time positions: High School Humanities (English/History)
Sequoyah School, an independent school founded in Pasadena, California in 1958, recently opened an innovative high school program in September of 2016. As an extension of our K-8 program, students are guided through the deep intellectual exploration of content following a student-centered, problem-based pedagogy that offers relevant contexts for exploration and opportunities for application. Furthermore, the high school program builds upon the changemaking work practiced in the K-8 program by offering a program for Social Innovation. Sequoyah faculty help facilitate student teams that explore issues in the community via a design thinking process that encourages teachers and students to get off campus and spend time interacting with community members and organizations. Finally, field studies is a hallmark of a Sequoyah education. Students and teachers travel around California, the Southwest and Pacific Northwest and Latin America to explore the natural world and engage with a variety of communities. The high school program also offers international expeditions.
Full/Part-time Humanities faculty position responsibilities include:
Teach 1-2 section of English per term, including Advanced Studies level
[Full time] Serve as an Advisor to a designated group of students; responsibilities include academic coaching, lessons on diversity & inclusion, intra and interpersonal skill development and team building
[Full time] Facilitate a Social Innovation Program student team
[Full time] Sponsor a student club
[Full time] Support field studies and camping trips
We are seeking candidates who:
Have experience teaching English and/or History
Are passionate about project-based, student-centered pedagogy
Have experience with or have an interest in changemaking and service-learning
Are interested in the collaborative work of faculty, including curriculum planning
Are able to demonstrate mastery in the field of history and literature
About Sequoyah School
A progressive, K-12, independent school based in Pasadena, California.