School of the Holy Child is a 5-12 all-girls, Catholic, independent school in Westchester County, NY whose mission it is to develop “women of conscience and action.” Our founder, Cornelia Connelly, believed that all schools should? ?embody “joy in teaching and joy in learning” and this is evident on our campus each day. Accomplished and dedicated faculty members foster the spiritual development, individual talents, and interests of each student. This is realized through rigorous and comprehensive academic, arts, athletics, service, and global programs. Our 375 students come from 75 communities throughout the Bronx, Queens, and Westchester in New York, as well as Fairfield County in Connecticut. Holy Child graduates are prepared for the innovative and critical thought necessary in a diverse, interconnected society.
Holy Child seeks an experienced English teacher for a leave position beginning August 30th and ending December 17th. This position will include five sections of 9th grade World Literature. Ideal candidates are passionate educators who value interdisciplinary teaching and creative learning experiences. A Holy Child teacher will have the resources of a supportive department and an established curriculum; however, he or she will have the opportunity to tailor or redesign a course to meet his/her interests and passions and the needs of the students.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach 5 sections of 9th grade English; provide academic support for students outside of class time, as needed
Work with the Learning Center to support students with learning differences
Collaborate with the English department and humanities colleagues to design/map curriculum, create interdisciplinary opportunities for learning, share resources, and evaluate effective methods of teaching; participate in regular meetings with the Department Chair and colleagues
Engage with new technologies and methodologies for teaching and assessing
Show a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work
Communicate professionally and compassionately with every member of the community: students, families, and colleagues alike
Communicate regularly and effectively with Division Deans, the Learning Center, and the Academic Dean about student progress
Attend and participate in parent conferences and school events
Participate in grade-level and school-wide meetings, as needed
Support the students and division by covering study halls, lunch duties, and other assignments, as needed
Work with students in Grades 5-12 through clubs/teams or advisory, as needed
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree or above in education or English preferred
1-3 years teaching a similar age group and similar content
Passionate and knowledgeable about progressive education, problem-based teaching and learning, and differentiation
Strong planning and organizational skills
A good sense of humor and collegial spirit
Coupled with these credentials, the candidate will have a deep understanding of differentiated instruction, a flexible and team-oriented approach, exceptional organizational and written communication skills with attention to detail, and superior interpersonal skills, not to mention a good sense of humor. In addition, candidates with experience in an all-girl, faith-based school and those who will embrace our School's mission of developing women of conscience and action are preferable.
School of the Holy Child actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs, and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability, or sexual orientation in the administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics, and other school-administered programs.
Interested candidates should forward their application to the Interim Dean of Faculty, Christina Saraceno at email@example.com.
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree or above in education or English preferred. 1-3 years teaching a similar age group and similar content