The Allen-Stevenson School, an all-boys K-9 independent school, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, seeks a dynamic, collaborative, full-time middle grades English teacher. We seek an experienced educator who understands the development of boys and is excited to collaborate in a spirited school environment that values excellence in each of the 3 A’s—academics, athletics, and the arts.
Allen-Stevenson provides an “enlightened traditional” education while inspiring boys to become scholars and gentlemen. To assure excellence in teaching and learning, the successful candidate will have knowledge of best practices and will be a collaborative, creative, disciplined self-starter who loves learning, thrives in a diverse school environment, and is eager to work with colleagues from many parts of the School. We are especially seeking applicants with a sense of humor, who are supportive, flexible, collegial and hard-working.
Our English curriculum is skills-based and emphasizes the ability to write creatively and analytically, to read critically for literal and figurative meanings, to engage in scholarly and interpretive discussion, and to appreciate language on multiple levels. English teachers are expected to teach multiple genres of literature from diverse perspectives, the grammar of Standard Written English, a roots-based vocabulary strand, and public speaking.
Candidates should enjoy planning and working collaboratively with other disciplines on joint projects and be willing to work closely with colleagues from our Library Media Center and Learning Resource Center. Candidates must be willing and able to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners and use multiple teaching methods to reach a broad range of students. We are an innovative faculty that seeks candidates to complement the strengths of our program and to add their own expertise and background to provide additional breadth to the K-9 curriculum.
Additional responsibilities will include serving as advisor to a small group of boys, writing reports at least five times a year and letters of recommendation, supervising study halls and break periods, teaching an elective each trimester, and providing extra help to students before and during the school day. Teachers are expected to participate fully in the life of the school.
- Advanced degree in English literature
- Excellent knowledge of grammar and superb writing skills
- A passion for working with young people
- An understanding of educating boys
- An understanding of early adolescent development
- An openness to professional development and continuous learning
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with colleagues, students, and parents
- B.A./B.S. degree or equivalent degree or educational qualifications from an accredited college or university.
- Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of instructional techniques
- At least two years of full-time teaching experience in middle grades public or independent schools beyond student teaching
- Experience in curriculum mapping, backwards planning, and creating assessments
- Level of comfort with new technologies in a 1:1 setting: using technology to support differentiation, managing a class portal, teaching basic technology literacy skills.
Responsibilities for the position include but are not limited to:
- Collaborations with other teachers around curriculum and pedagogy
- Other responsibilities such as advising, interdisciplinary collaboration, elective courses, possible coaching, and other extra-curricular activities
Applicants should supply the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Allen-Stevenson School actively seeks to forward diversity goals
through its process of hiring faculty and staff.