Middle School English Teacher

The Elisabeth Morrow School | Englewood, NJ 

About Job

Posted: 25-Feb-22

Location: Englewood, New Jersey

Type: Full Time

Required Education: 4 Year Degree

Salary: Commensurate with experience


English/Language Arts

2022–2023 School Year

The Elisabeth Morrow School seeks an experienced, collaborative professional to join our faculty in August 2022 to teach English.

Our 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 recognize the importance of a constructivist approach to learning and will seek to empower students to take responsibility for their own learning. Experience utilizing Understanding By Design and Writing Revolution (Hochman Method) are a significant advantage.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teach. Teach four sections of English, with no more than two courses total. 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. There are rich opportunities for this faculty member to collaborate on the authorship of the curriculum!
  • Advise. In addition to teaching, faculty at The Elisabeth Morrow School serve as advisors. The advisor actively engages in the pastoral care of both children and parents as they navigate the academic program as well as early adolescence.
  • Collaborate. Enthusiastically seek to work with and plan alongside colleagues in the grade and across the middle school to create the best interdisciplinary academic program and accompanying experiences for our students.
  • Look. Seek opportunities to advance the school and its mission.

Essential Qualifications

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in English or education
  • Experience teaching English or humanities and dreaming, conceiving, designing, and iterating a fun and engaging curriculum
  • Knowledge of and empathy for the social-emotional and developmental needs of pre-adolescent and adolescent students
  • Experience with or an interest in helping students develop time management skills and effective note-taking strategies
  • Ability to connect with adolescents while maintaining appropriate boundaries
  • Strong attention to detail, superior 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
  • Proficient with Google Meet, Google Classroom, Zoom, and other digital learning platforms
  • Because of our flexible classroom environment, the ability to lift up to 30 pounds and to move classroom furniture to suit their pedagogy

Schedule Requirements

  • 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 2022 and is a full-time position. The compensation package will be competitive for the region and commensurate with experience, degree attainment, and the national independent school market. This position is eligible for our school’s comprehensive benefits package, which includes a strong tuition remission program.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume, with “Middle School English Position” as the subject, to Eleni Siderias, Head of Middle School, at esiderias@elisabethmorrow.org.

Who We Are

At The Elisabeth Morrow School, located 10 minutes from northern Manhattan in Englewood, N.J., children’s natural curiosity grows into a lifelong love of learning. Our exemplary curriculum features innovative programming in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM), a nationally renowned instrumental music program, social-emotional learning, and community-wide core values.

Proud to be one of the most diverse independent schools in the country, we seek qualified 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, 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), the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS), and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). For more information, visit elisabethmorrow.org .