Website Lick Wilmerding High School

 

Job Title: English Teacher

Reports to: Dean of Faculty

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Salary Range: $80,000 – $160,000, based on experience

 

About Lick-Wilmerding High School

A private school with a public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.

 

At Lick, our treasures are our students, faculty, staff, and familiesour people. Collegiality and camaraderie are rich in our community and we pride ourselves in providing opportunities for our community members to lead and be led by each other. We offer highly competitive compensation packages, complete with comprehensive benefits and robust professional development opportunities.

Position Description:

Lick-Wilmerding High School currently seeks a dedicated educator to join our English Department as a full-time teacher beginning August 2024. We are looking for candidates able to teach 4 sections of English and serve as an advisor to a group of approximately 12 students.

 

We seek thoughtful, collaborative, and passionate teachers who demonstrate a strong practice of and commitment to anti-racist and identity-inclusive pedagogy that supports students of all backgrounds to succeed academically, collaborate, and develop self-reflection tools for personal growth. We are also looking for genuine, kind colleagues and all-around “school people” who want to participate in and contribute to our vibrant community.

 

As an institution committed to educating the whole child, we both invite and expect teaching faculty to participate fully in the academic and co-curricular life of the school. This includes, but is not limited to, furthering the mission of the school through participating in our Advisory, Public Purpose, and DEI Programs; as well as routine attendance in all curricular team meetings, department meetings, faculty meetings, and office hours to support students when needed.

We are a community that values student-centeredness, inclusivity, and lifelong learning. We are actively committed to Equity, Belonging & Justice, which we acknowledge is iterative and imperative work for a predominantly white institution like ours. As a community we are constantly learning and applying lessons learnt to improve the quality of the student experience and the well-being of all our community members.

We welcome all interested persons to apply.

Job Specific Qualifications:

  • A preferred minimum of 3 years of experience in teaching students how to read, write, think and speak critically about literature and what it shows about the human experience
  • Several years experience teaching at the high school level, particularly 9th and 11th grades
  • Strong ability and experience with developing grade level curriculum in English Literature
  • Experience successfully leading a grade-level team or chairing a department preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated cultural competency in text selection, assignments, and student feedback and support and a commitment to equity and anti-racist instruction
  • Demonstrated experience with effectively scaffolding student learning, including differentiated instruction for students across various academic and social backgrounds
  • A commitment to work collaboratively on a grade level team, as well as across disciplines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Skills:

  • Ability to understand student needs at various stages of development to both support them and hold them accountable
  • A willingness to engage across difference with empathy and understanding
  • Social and emotional acuity
  • An understanding of your own identity and related positionalities
  • The ability to nurture and encouragelife-long learning through joyful, authentic, and rich learning experiences
  • A profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area.

To Apply: Please apply directly on our site, by clicking here. In addition, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references, one of whom should be a direct supervisor to abarclay@lwhs.org. Should you have any clarifying questions or comments, please email Alegria Barclay at abarclay@lwhs.org.

 

LWHS prohibits in all its programs, including hiring and employment practices, discrimination or harassment against any member or group based upon age, gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, and any other category protected under California or federal law, except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification.

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