Bancroft School is a community of students, faculty, administrators, and parents working together to create an atmosphere of engaged and active learning where students discover their unique paths with joy and confidence. Students are empowered to celebrate and deepen their curricular excellence and embrace their talents to emerge as leaders, humanitarians, and globally engaged citizens.
Bancroft is a PreK – Grade 12 independent day school located in Worcester, Massachusetts – a thriving city with a rich history and a bright future and one in which the school is deeply invested. Founded in 1900, the School’s 30-acre campus is in a residential neighborhood north of downtown Worcester. 400 students come from 63 different cities and towns around central Massachusetts and represent different backgrounds and experiences that contribute to the unique and diverse learning environment.
Bancroft is a workshop constantly in motion—an open and inclusive campus that inspires learners to engage with one another, their communities, and the world in meaningful and impactful ways. The school is committed to cultivating a community that embraces diversity and an inclusive campus in which each individual is safe, known, and valued. Bancroft students and faculty are committed to honoring the dignity of the individual and the celebration of difference.
In January of 2020, the school unveiled a 5-year strategic plan, BluePrint125, a product of extensive internal investigation and collaborative discussion among the School’s many constituents. In recent years, the School has made significant investments in campus enhancements to improve energy efficiency, air quality, and public safety; create flexible, multi-functional spaces in the Upper School building, music wing of the Performing Arts Center and new Field House.
Position Summary Bancroft School seeks an Upper School English teacher to join our dynamic team of educators starting for the 2021-22 school year. We are looking for someone who can teach any level of Upper School English and Humanities courses. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to engage students in meaningful inquiry, problem solving, and collaborative exploration. Developing students’ skills as critical thinkers, analytical and creative writers, positive contributors and collaborators is central to this position. Faculty must demonstrate a commitment to teaching the writing process.
Bancroft’s desire to expand its emphasis on inquiry-based learning provides opportunities for creative approaches to teaching and learning. Experience in designing and implementing interdisciplinary projects and units in the Humanities is important as we continue to develop and refine our curriculum. Technological savvy is required as each Upper School student and teacher utilizes personal technology both inside and outside of the classroom.
Teach multiple sections and various levels of courses in English and Humanities-- this includes all aspects of planning, instruction and assessment.
Consistent and regular communication with students, parents, and advisors
Promote social and emotional growth by serving as an advisor to a group of students
In addition to classroom teaching, the position includes participation in all aspects of Upper School life, including coaching, club leadership, and advising
Serve as a full community member by attending weekly faculty meetings, serving on committees, participating in admissions activities and covering duties and other routine faculty responsibilities.
Engage in professional development to enhance inclusive teaching and leadership practices. The school offers extensive professional development opportunities to support a racially and ethnically diverse community that is informed, self-reflective, and characterized by respect and careful listening.
Bachelor's degree in English or Education
Three to five years teaching experience preferred
Experience in and enthusiasm for implementing inquiry-based learning
Proven ability to differentiate instruction
Experience with online collaborative learning software
Essential Attitudes & Aptitudes
A collaborative spirit
A willingness to participate and partner with colleagues on cultural and curricular initiatives
An understanding of and love for Upper School students
Bancroft seeks dynamic candidates who will be active participants in the community beyond the classroom, with additional interest in overseeing extracurricular activities in athletics, clubs, and activities. Bancroft is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community that embraces difference and welcomes candidates who will add to the racial and cultural diversity of our community.
If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, personal statement, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Bancroft School
Families throughout Central Massachusetts and MetroWest choose Bancroft School for its robust college-preparatory academics and supportive community. The Bancroft experience fosters good people who emerge as leaders, humanitarians, and globally engaged citizens. Bancroft students develop deep connections in the community, and form lasting relationships with faculty, coaches, and peers. Each child’s individual learning style and interests guide their explorations into core academics, arts, sports, and co-curriculars. Founded in 1900, Bancroft is Greater Worcester’s leading independent PreK–12 day school.