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Career Center
June 10, 2019

Middle School Language Arts Teachers

St. John's Episcopal School
Olney MD United States
Preschool - 8 Private School
Position Starts: August 25, 2019
Application Deadline: June 30, 2019

St. John’s Episcopal School, celebrating 57 years in Olney, Maryland, is seeking a full-time, middle school language arts teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. St. John’s is distinguished as a successful and challenging Pre-K through 8 school with an accelerated academic program. Faith, honesty, and hard work allow our graduates to excel in high school, college, and beyond.

St. John’s seeks to welcome and embrace people from diverse age, ethnicity, family structure, gender, learning style, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. We believe that the inclusion of people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives enriches the educational experience of all of our students and is vital to making them good citizens of the world. We are committed to fostering a climate in which issues of diversity are thoughtfully discussed and infused into the vision and direction of the school community.

Summary Description:

The successful applicant possesses a thorough understanding of adolescent development. The candidate will be able to plan and provide developmentally appropriate learning experiences for middle school students that are conducive to their intellectual, physical, social and emotional development. The applicant must be skilled in classroom differentiation and be able to develop, select, and modify instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of all students. Must monitor and evaluate student outcomes through a variety of assessment techniques, maintain appropriate records, and follow required procedures and practices. The candidate must be a strong communicator, both orally and in writing, and be able to interact effectively with adolescent students, parents, staff, and community. The candidate must also participate fully in the life of the school, in terms of curricular work and in community activities and functions.

Minimum Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree required; elementary education or secondary degree with emphasis in English; advanced degree preferred

Years of Experience: 

  • 2 - 5 years full time teaching experience in related content field preferred

Specific Skills:

  • Thoroughly understands language arts curriculum and best instructional practices for teaching literature and grammar
  • Has a strong understanding of language syntax and the conventions of grammar
  • Can effectively design and implement literature based units for middle school students
  • Uses a variety of teaching strategies, effective lesson planning, and classroom management techniques
  • Is able to plan, deliver, and develop cross curricular units of instruction where appropriate
  • Competently infuses technology into the curriculum
  • Skilled in working collaboratively with fellow faculty members

 Knowledge, Skills and General Abilities:

  •  Has a current and comprehensive knowledge of instructional area, a variety of teaching strategies, effective lesson planning, and classroom management techniques
  • Has a general knowledge of curriculum development
  • Philosophically aligned with the mission of the school
  • Proficient with Google Docs, Google Apps for Education, Microsoft Word,
    e-mail, internet searches, and social media

Cognitive Abilities:

  • Reads periodicals, manuals, resource materials, and professional reports from a variety of disciplines
  • Writes professional reports and letters using proper formats, grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Speaks clearly and distinctly to a variety of audiences on the topics related to the instructional program

Contact Information

Interested candidates should forward a resume and cover letter to:
Sharon Rippen, Associate Head of School, sharon.rippen@stjes.org

Note: Interview will include candidate generating a writing sample.