Upper School English Instructor

The Episcopal School of Dallas
Dallas, TX United States

Purpose: The Upper School English Instructor is an innovative master teacher and collaborator with a solid background in and passion for teaching Upper School English, utilizing a strong repertoire of tools for teaching students to read closely, think critically, and write in a variety of modes. This teacher will help students read with understanding by providing strategies for engaging with a variety of texts in many genres, both fiction and nonfiction. The successful candidate will create a classroom with opportunities to use writing as a means of discovery and to lead students in their honing of skills in creative expression, communication, and collaboration. This teacher is also a lifelong learner who welcomes opportunities for professional development and collegial conversation that lead to the development of effective, inquiry-based education in the English classroom.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach Upper School English, delivering instruction aligned with ESD’s Mission.
  • Provide integral and varied support, planning, oversight, and communication as an academic advisor.
  • Offer significant involvement and/or leadership in an extracurricular capacity as a club advisor or athletic coach.
  • Participate and engage in professional activities and gatherings at team, departmental, divisional, and school-wide levels.
  • Use appropriate technology in support of the curriculum of the twenty-first-century global classroom.
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Work closely with colleagues on the school’s curricular initiatives.

Abuse Risk Management Standards:

  • Adheres to policies related to boundaries with students.
  • Attends required abuse risk-management training.
  • Reports suspicious and inappropriate behaviors.
  • Follows mandated abuse-reporting requirements.

Working Environment:

  • Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling.
  • Generally 80% sitting, 10% walking, and 10% standing.
  • Occasional exposure to outdoor conditions.
  • Generally hazard free environment.

Contact Information

Please apply through the following link.