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Career Center
Posted
February 13, 2019

5th-6th Grade English Teacher

Canterbury School
Greensboro NC United States
Co-ed Day School, PreK-8th grade, 350 students
https://canterburygso.org/about/employment
Position Starts: August 15, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Canterbury School is part of a long Episcopal school tradition of strong academics, an inquiry-based approach to learning, and a diverse environment. We give a central place to both the life of reason and the life of faith, and we believe that the ultimate purpose of education is to prepare students to become contributors to and leaders in an ever-changing world. Our PreK-8 structure concentrates on the learning needs and development of young children and middle school adolescents, without the added complexities of the high school experience. Since our founding in 1993, we have stressed that the most complete education develops the whole child: mind, body, and spirit.


Canterbury maintains a staff of approximately 70 employees, and its teaching faculty are a healthy mix of veteran, mid- and early-career educators who enjoy small class sizes where every child is known, cared for, and loved. Students of color comprise about 20 percent of our student body of 350. Our school is situated on a beautiful 35-acre campus with a natural area, ropes course, and pond – and also a well-equipped science center. From chess to outdoor exploration, faculty are encouraged to share their passions, and students and teachers participate together in service learning as well. Canterbury Cougars are active in Greensboro, and we’re told that our students are some of the most polite in town – but they’re also still kids who love to have fun in a community that challenges their minds and nourishes their spirits.

 

Greensboro, NC is the birthplace of the Sit-In Movement, a progressive community full of religious and ethnic diversity. It offers outstanding universities, wonderful restaurants, beautiful parks and trails, minor league baseball and basketball teams, and a new 3,000-seat performing arts center opening in 2020.


5th-6th Grade English Teacher


Canterbury seeks a passionate, collaborative, and full-time middle school English teacher for the 2019-20 school year. Canterbury uses an integrative approach to literature and composition that includes an emphasis on grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.  

The successful candidate is an educator who:

 -- loves middle school-aged students.

 -- creates and executes well-designed, meaningful lesson plans, mindful of best instructional practices of teaching and learning, including differentiation and inquiry-based models.

 -- collaborates easily and effectively with other teachers to plan and implement lessons.

 -- reads enthusiastically and widely across genres and disciplines and can transmit that enthusiasm to preadolescents.

 -- enjoys writing, writes well, and can inspire this enthusiasm in students.

 -- possesses a wide knowledge and commitment to both classic and modern, multicultural literature and can situate them in interdisciplinary contexts.

 -- is familiar with or excited to learn about a workshop model for reading and writing.

 -- understands grammar and can effectively demonstrate and communicate grammatical concepts in an engaging way;

 -- incorporates formal and informal vocabulary studies regularly in lessons.

 -- is as comfortable with rhyme, research, and rhetoric as he/she is with narrative.

 -- fosters a climate of respect for each child as an individual.

 -- maintains strong relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.

 -- maintains a safe, healthy and inviting learning space.

 -- cheerfully supervises lunch, recess, carpool and other duties as required and participates in all required school events and the life of the school.

 -- is experienced in and committed to the ongoing development and maintenance of an inclusive community.

Qualifications

An undergraduate and/or graduate degree in English, composition or another area related to the humanities is required. Teaching experience is preferred, but non-education candidates exhibiting strong interpersonal skills and exceptional strengths in other areas will receive consideration. Being able to coach a middle school sport or lead extracurricular activities is desired, as is a proven ability to work in a multifaceted environment while maintaining high standards of professionalism, discretion, a commitment to diversity and inclusivity, and a good sense of humor. Canterbury offers a collegial work environment and excellent benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience.  

Applications

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for this position, which begins in July 2019, and email it to Paul Andrichuk, Middle School Director, at andrichukp@canterburygso.org.


Contact Information

Paul Andrichuk, Middle School Director, at andrichukp@canterburygso.org