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Posted
March 10, 2019
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Position
Upper School English Teacher
Description
UPPER SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER (Part-Time or Full-Time beginning August, 2019)

Responsibilities
Head-Royce School is seeking a dedicated Upper School English Teacher. Openings may include classes in 9th-12th grades. In particular, we seek candidates who might offer a semester-long 12th grade Harlem Renaissance seminar or similar seminar. We are interested in teachers who are not only excited by the content they teach, but who are also actively engaged in evolving their classroom pedagogy to reflect the needs of 21st Century learners. In addition, we want teachers who are excited to join our community of learners and collaborate with us on meeting our Strategic Plan Goals. Head Royce teachers participate beyond the classroom as advisors, club leaders, and committee members. The School seeks applicants who have a strong academic background, experience in multicultural education, an understanding of adolescents, and a demonstrated genuine fondness for working with students at this specific age level.

Skills
Expertise in teaching English - writing, reading, critical thinking.
Collaborative, flexible colleague with middle school and/or upper school teaching experience
Clear communicator with students, colleagues, and parents.
Demonstrated knowledge of a child’s social/emotional development and developmentally appropriate curriculum
Strong organizational and leadership skills
Demonstrated understanding of and curiosity regarding curriculum design, varied pedagogical approaches as well as different styles and types of assessment
Demonstrated competence in cultural literacy
Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree; Ideal candidates will have an academic background in English.
Knowledge of appropriate use of technology to enhance the learning experience
Demonstrated desire to teach in the Middle School and/or Upper School

Additional Qualifications we hope to find, but not required:
Advanced degrees/certification are desirable
Developed curriculum for a Senior Seminar in English and experience teaching such a seminar.

Head-Royce School Overview
Located on a 12-acre campus in Oakland, California, Head-Royce is a pre-eminent, co-educational, independent, K-12 day school with a 131-year history. Our mission is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for diversity that makes our society strong and to encourage active and responsible global citizenship.

Head-Royce enrolls 890 students in the three separate divisions — Lower, Middle and Upper Schools — and provides a dynamic, whole-child education to every student. With our Strategic Plan, Bridge to 2022, the school’s current initiatives include advancing an innovative, student-centered program, promoting an inclusive community, driving deeper civic engagement, sustaining a culture of balance and well-being and carefully stewarding our resources.

Other Considerations
Compensation: Competitive among comparable schools
Location: Oakland, California
Travel: (minimal)
Education: Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree(s) a plus
Start Date: August, 2019
Website: headroyce.org

To Apply
Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and a current resume. Files should be sent via email to [email protected] with the subject line “US English Position.” Please indicate preference for Part or Full-Time teaching in your letter of interest.

Head-Royce School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, color, creed, disability, gender, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, a medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.
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