High School English Language Arts Teacher

  • Full Time
  • Miami, FL

High School English Language Arts Teacher
Our client is a progressive, independent ‘happiness’ school that combines a deep commitment to emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and happiness with a challenging curriculum featuring language immersion, entrepreneurial thinking, problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration. Using a strengths-based approach to learning, students and teachers have opportunities to do what they love across the curriculum.

Must be comfortable being in person on campus with students.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement an English Language Arts curriculum that focuses on developing strong readers, writers, and critical thinkers and exposes students to a range of literature representing diverse backgrounds, cultures, and voices.
  • Develop and implement a culturally responsive curriculum for either a high school arts elective or high school advisory class for students at varying levels of progress from grades 9 through 12. This includes creating schemes of work and lesson plans, identifying, and selecting instructional resources and methods to meet student’s needs, and preparing the classroom for activities.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on curriculum development and on enhancing instructional practices and strategies.
  • Regularly assess students’ progress by observing and evaluating performance and development, assigning and grading classwork, homework, tests, and assignments, and providing appropriate feedback to students, their parents, and colleagues.
  • Communicate regularly with the relevant people (learning support specialists, counselors, principals, and parents) about student progress.
  • Establish and enforce school rules for students with a positive style and strong classroom management skills.
  • Attend school, department, team, and parent meetings.
  • Participate in required non-classroom activities, including Back to School Night(s), parent/student conferences, retreats, faculty and Centner meetings, field trips, and special activities and performance events.
  • Maintain knowledge of and competency in relevant classroom technology and have a passion for recent developments in teaching resources and methods with the flexibility to incorporate changes into instructional plans and activities.
  • Be strictly vigilant about student health and safety.
  • Fulfill other responsibilities as assigned by the Centner administration.

Essential skills and experience

  • Hold a master’s degree or equivalent experience in English or a related field from an accredited college or university with teaching credentials.
  • Have 2-3 years in a lead teacher role, preferably in Language Arts at the high school level.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written).
  • Deep dedication to learning and developing as an educator.
  • Collaborative work style paired with the ability to take initiative.
  • Strong classroom management skills and expertise in differentiating instruction.

Nonessential skills and experience

  • Eagerness to learn new technology and systems.
  • Strong understanding of teaching through a balanced literacy approach.
  • Experience with a problem-solving and discussion-based approach.
  • Strong analytical abilities and enthusiasm for data-driven instruction.
  • Very resourceful and adaptive, eager to embrace change, growth, and learning.
  • Experience working closely with diverse families.

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