East Side Community School, a Showcase school for its reading culture, is accepting applications for two English Language Arts positions beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. One is for a sixth-grade English Language Arts teacher. The other is a year-long ninth-grade English Arts position with the possibility of extending beyond the 2018-2019 school year. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Chantal Francois at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Positions: Each teacher would be responsible for teaching two double-period sections of an English Language Arts class (to about 25 students in each class) that combines independent reading, writing workshop, and the teaching of shared texts. For each position, the ideal candidate would have experience teaching a rigorous and engaging literacy curriculum to a range of learners. Knowledge of reading and writing workshop is preferred.
The candidate would embrace working collaboratively with colleagues on the school’s English team and on the sixth-grade team. Additionally, they would be responsible for an advisory class—a small group of sixth-grade students—whose curriculum aims to foster students’ social and emotional development.
About East Side: We are a small 6-12th-grade college preparatory school dedicated to the belief that all students can, must and will learn and succeed academically. We set high standards for each of our students and help them meet these standards by providing personal attention, a strong sense of community, high-quality instruction and engaging and innovative learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom. Students, staff, families and community members see themselves as part of a team whose main goal is the success of every individual student in our diverse learning community. We have a schoolwide commitment to promoting social justice and combating racism, sexism, homophobia, classism and any other form of discrimination. The goal of the school is to create a community of highly skilled students, lifetime learners, critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens who, upon graduation, will be prepared to succeed in college and beyond.
Please visit www.eschs.org to learn more about our school.
About the English Team: English Teachers at East Side embrace a pedagogy of love—for literature, writing, reading, and for our students. We have a commitment to teaching students from underserved and marginalized populations and want our students to do more than just to learn how to read and write; we want to empower them to learn how to question, challenge, and dismantle the status quo. Each day, we want our students to engage in reading and writing in authentic ways, and we aim to have our students read and write what matters to them with real audiences. In our English classes, we want our students to think hard, evaluate and re-evaluate texts, reflect with their peers, and be willing to hear and take on a variety of perspectives. We believe that our students have inherent strengths in reading and writing that can be as valuable as our strengths as teachers. We also want our students to take risks, to be vulnerable as learners, and to step out of their skin to understand. We want our students to see a connection between reading and writing today and access and power in the future, especially in college, in their careers, and in the world. We want our students to love reading and writing.