Position Title: Middle & Upper School English Teacher
Reports to: Head of Upper School and Head of Middle School
Employment Status: Full-Time Benefit Eligible
FLSA Classification: Exempt
The Walker School is seeking a candidate for a Middle and Upper School English position who is passionate about teaching and working with students and who models a love of literature and writing. Strong candidates are those who teach with creativity and innovation, who are excellent at collaborating, who model empathy and curiosity, who embrace student-centered classrooms and discussion, and who strive to meaningfully connect with their students. The teaching load is five sections with up to three preparations and total student contacts are between 70 and 95. Preference will be given to candidates interested in contributing to the full life of the school through coaching within the Middle or Upper School athletic program or sponsoring a major student organization.
The ideal candidate will be energetic, creative, and dedicated to instilling a passion for literature and writing in middle and high school students. Walker teachers are known for combining high expectations with deep care and empathy for their students. They must have a growth mindset, be open to feedback and improvement, and model lifelong learning of practice as well as their subject area.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Serve as a grade-level advisor for 10-15 students
Be available for students from 3:15- 3:45 every afternoon for extra work/tutorial time
Perform required supervisory duties (i.e. lunchroom, carpool supervision, chaperoning grade-level events, etc.) as required
Participate in parent-teacher conferences and other conferences as required
Participate in admission-related activities (i.e. Open Houses) as needed
Participate in the life of the school by coaching or advising extracurricular activities
A Bachelor's degree is required. A Master's degree or advanced coursework is preferred.
Demonstrated excellence in upper school-level instruction
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an eye for detail and clarity
Ability and willingness to integrate technology in content delivery and skill development
Demonstrated commitment to The Walker School's Essential Expectations for Faculty and Staff.
Desire to be part of a vibrant and active faculty
The Walker School is a leader among independent schools in the metro Atlanta area and has long been recognized for its strong academic program, close relationships between students and faculty, and abundant opportunities for students to engage in meaningful experiences both in and out of the classroom. Walker enrolls students from Pre-K3 through Grade 12 and is open to all faiths. Our commitment to diversity provides a welcoming and safe atmosphere for students to discover who they are and to successfully navigate an ever-changing world. The Walker School is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. The best candidates will be able to demonstrate a proven commitment to working in diverse, multicultural settings.
SALARY and BENEFITS
The Walker School's salary and benefits are competitive and include medical, vision, and dental insurance, tuition remission, and a retirement plan through TIAA-CREF.
Interested applicants must complete the online application on the Careers Page at www.thewalkerschool.org/about/careers.