• Part Time
  • San Jose

Website Presentation High School PRESENTATION HIGH SCHOOL

Presentation High School

Position Title: Long-Term Substitute English Teacher
Status: Temporary
Full-time/Part-time: Part-time for August – March
Reports to: Vice Principal of Curriculum and Instruction
Classification: Exempt
Pay: $150 per class, approximately $36,000-$42,000 (depending on the number of sections)

About Presentation High School
Presentation High School is an independent Catholic college preparatory school for young women. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a close-knit professional community. We seek talented and innovative professionals who have a commitment to excellence and passion for our mission.

About the English Department at Presentation High School
During four years of English classes at Presentation, students at Presentation read extensively, exploring a wide variety of authors, eras, and genres; they are also taught to express their thoughts clearly and articulately through creative writing projects, essays, and long-form critical research papers. Returning graduates often mention how grateful they feel for the college-level preparation provided by the English Department at Pres.

We are always looking to improve and are currently working on our assessments. We are evaluating the purpose of both formative and summative assessments and plan on using Backwards By Design Planning to analyze and, if need be, redesign formative assessments to ensure that we are practicing those skills we want to assess summatively.

Position Summary
Presentation High School in San Jose, California is seeking a temporary, part-time English instructor to join the English Department in the 2024-2025 school year. We are looking for an experienced, innovative teacher who is eager to develop classrooms of belonging where students are ready to take intellectual risks and put their learning into action in the “real” world.

Substitute teachers may also be requested to make themselves available in a reasonably timely manner for meetings with other faculty/staff regarding student support, interdepartmental collaboration, and also by students/parents at their request. Every effort may be made to accommodate substitute teachers’ schedules when scheduling these meetings.

Additional compensation is provided for professional development days, Back to School Night, Frosh Orientation, Graduation, etc. as applicable.

Duties and Specific Responsibilities
Model for students the Catholic mission and values of Presentation High School
Demonstrate subject matter competency and the ability to communicate that to high school students.
Devise a system of classroom order and discipline that contributes to the learning of all students.
Create meaningful connections with students through culturally responsive teaching.
Utilize provided lesson plans to deliver dynamic and engaging lessons and assignments using Universal Design for Learning and other engaging pedagogical strategies.
Model a spirit of innovation, creativity, and intellectual curiosity.
Be available to students who need assistance.
Exercise professionalism at all times with students, parents, and colleagues.
Participate in professional development activities of the subject area, pedagogy, and technology.
Education & Experience
B.A. degree
Single-subject teaching credential or Master’s Degree in the subject area, is preferred.
Relevant teaching experience, preferably 5 or more years at the high school level.
Familiarity with Culturally Responsive Teaching and Universal Design for Learning is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Total resonance with the mission, vision, and values of Presentation High School and the Catholic education tradition including a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
A commitment to the educational philosophy of Presentation High School.
Willingness to adapt to an existing curriculum, as well as enhance the respective academic programs.
Ability to work well with students, colleagues, and parents.
A willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the Presentation community.
A deep commitment to professional growth and interest in educational technology.
Strong, proven teaching ability and passion for the academic subject.
Knowledge of the latest pedagogy for effective classroom instruction and student learning.
Excellent organization, verbal, and written skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal skills.
Commitment to equity and inclusion.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described below represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, Presentation High School provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets the skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

The Long-Term Substitute Teacher must be able to:
lift and/or carry a moderate weight of 10 pounds
sit, stand, walk, climb stairs, reach, perform repetitive hand motions
some time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal
work with frequent interruptions

Work Environment
Classroom/Office Setting

EEO Statement
Presentation High School is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion. In this spirit, it particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category under applicable law. The school will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

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