The Elisabeth Morrow School seeks an experienced, collaborative professional to join our faculty in August 2021 to teach three sections of English 6 and one section of English 8.
The ideal candidates will find it hard to contain their enthusiasm for vocabulary, grammar, writing, poetry, and literature. They will seek to share their ideas with colleagues and enjoy planning together. They will also know the importance of a constructivist approach to learning and will seek to empower students to take responsibility for their own learning. Experience in Harkness pedagogy is a significant advantage.
Teach three sections of English 6 and one section of English 8. As the anchor in Grade 6, this faculty member will play a vital role in teaching writing and guiding students in their vocabulary around literary terms and discussion skills around literary analysis. The Grade 6 curriculum has focused on Greek and Medieval histories and heroes, but the faculty are excited to explore new avenues and works that explore even more diverse areas of the world. The Grade 8 curriculum centers on works that connect to the themes in the United States from “Civil War to Civil Rights.” There are rich opportunities for this faculty member to collaborate on the authorship of the curriculum!
In addition to teaching, faculty at the Elisabeth Morrow School serve as advisors, for which they receive a stipend. The advisor actively engages in the pastoral care of both children and parents as they navigate the academic program as well as early adolescence.
Enthusiastically seek to work with and plan alongside colleagues in the grade and across the middle school to create the best English program and accompanying experiences for our students.
Seek opportunities to advance the school and its mission.
An undergraduate or graduate degree in English.
Experience teaching English or Humanities.
Knowledge of and empathy for the social-emotional and developmental needs of pre-adolescent and adolescent students.
Experience dreaming, conceiving, designing, and iterating fun and engaging curriculum.
Ability to connect with adolescents while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
Strong attention to detail, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to communicate complex student information in a respectful and clear manner.
A sense of humor, empathy, and humility.
Demonstrated cultural competency, including knowledge of themselves and the cultural lenses they bring to interactions. The candidates will understand and value different perspectives; interact competently and respectfully with cultures other than their own; and cultivate meaningful relationships with people that have different cultural frameworks.
Because of our flexible classroom environment, candidates will need the ability to lift up to 30 pounds and to move classroom furniture to suit their pedagogy.
All of our middle school teachers are expected to have the flexibility to teach remotely. Experience with Google Meet, Google Classroom, Zoom, and other remote learning platforms and practices will put a candidate at a significant advantage.
A minimum of standard business hours Monday – Friday.
Ability to occasionally work evenings and weekends as necessary.
Compensation and Benefits
This appointment will begin in August 2021 and is a full-time position with benefits. The compensation package will be competitive for the region and commensurate with experience, degree attainment, and the national independent school market.
How to apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume with "Middle School English Position" as the subject line, to Phil Cox, Head of Middle School, at firstname.lastname@example.org. This position is eligible for our school’s comprehensive benefits package which includes a strong tuition remission program. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
The Elisabeth Morrow School is located 10 minutes from northern Manhattan in Englewood, NJ. As a school proud of the diversity of our school community, The Elisabeth Morrow School seeks candidates who will add to this legacy. We are committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status. The Elisabeth Morrow School is a member of the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). For more information about The Elisabeth Morrow School, please visit www.elisabethmorrow.org.
Middle School Head
The Elisabeth Morrow School
435 Lydecker Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
About The Elisabeth Morrow School
The Elisabeth Morrow School’s shared purpose is to provide exemplary academics and character development in a diverse and inclusive child-centered community, inspiring students to become curious scholars, ethical leaders, and global citizens.