The Center for Teaching and Learning, a small K-8 independent school in Edgecomb, Maine, is seeking a long-term substitute teacher for 7th and 8th grade writing, reading, and history. The position begins at the start of the 2020-21 school year (September 8) and extends through the school year to June 11. A qualified candidate will have experience teaching middle school students and a background in writing and reading, ideally using workshop methods. This is a two-thirds (.6) Monday through Thursday position, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Salary range is $25,000-$30,000.
CTL is known locally and nationally for its award-winning teaching, research-based methods, outreach to teachers across the United States, relationships of trust between faculty and parents, and respect for children. The combined 7-8 class in 2020-21 has 16 students. A syllabus and lesson plans for writing and reading will be provided. History is focused on 19th century America, in a collaborative, K-8 approach. Mentoring from Anne Atwell Merkel and the rest of the CTL faculty will be provided.
Interested candidates might include teachers who wish to consider taking a sabbatical leave from their current positions in order to spend a year at CTL.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and philosophy of teaching to Katy Inman, CTL’s Head of School, at email@example.com. The position will remain open only until a suitable candidate is found; applications will be processed as soon as they are received.
At least three years of experience teaching reading, writing, or history to middle school students.
About Center for Teaching and Learning
The Center for Teaching and Learning is a K-8 independent demonstration school. Founded in 1990 by educator and Global Teacher Prize winner Nancie Atwell and certified by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, CTL has 501(c)(3) non-profit status, serves a population of approximately 80 students, and draws from nearly twenty towns and villages to create a loving, close-knit community of families who are committed to excellence in education. Students attend CTL from the communities of Alna, Arrowsic, Bath, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick, Damariscotta, Dresden, Edgecomb, Georgetown, Newcastle, Richmond, Southport, Waldoboro, Westport Island, Whitefield, Wiscasset, and Woolwich.
The school is known locally and nationally for its award-winning teaching, research-based methods, outreach to teachers across the United States, relationships of trust between faculty and parents, respect for children, and program that engages students, challenges them, and prepares them for life beyond CTL.