Classroom Teacher - Wooster School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Language Arts (English)
Job Title: Upper School: Humanities English/Writing Teacher
Job Location: Wooster School
Beginning: Aug 20, 2019
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: English, 7-12 (015)
District: Wooster School
Danbury, CT 06810
Telephone: 203-830-3975
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Position Description
Wooster School seeks an English teacher with a strong background in writing to join a 9th and 10th Grade Humanities team as a collaborative co-teacher. The ideal candidate will be a voracious reader with an advanced degree, teaching experience at the Upper School level, and a deep understanding of the writing process. Applicants should be familiar with the workshop model of reading and writing and/or interested to learn about and implement it. Applicants should also be lifelong learners who are curious students of the art and science of teaching and learning. They should demonstrate a flexible, positive, and a can-do disposition. Ability and desire to teach across grade levels and divisions is a significant plus. Depending on the instructor’s background, the possibility of designing a new course and teaching in our Deep Learning Initiative may be part of this position.

Background
Founded in 1926, Wooster School, a co-educational, K-12, college preparatory day school with an enrollment of approximately 375 students. The School is located in Danbury, Connecticut and, by design, educates a diverse population of students in terms of academic ability, socioeconomic background, and ethnicity. Wooster is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools.
While Wooster’s traditions of self-help and relationship-building have long been recognized as strengths, our more recent commitment to innovative approaches to teaching and learning are making us a leader in the independent school world. We are committed to a learner-centered environment for our students, and to exploring the full potential of competency-based and personalized teaching and learning.

The Role
Full-time Wooster teachers:
  • Teach four to five sections
  • Participate in our advisory program
  • Play a role in our afternoon programming
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through continued professional development

Salary & Benefits
This is a full-time, exempt position. Salaries are competitive with local independent schools. A competitive benefits package includes retirement, health insurance, tuition remission, short and long-term disability, and life insurance.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to:
Elizabeth Higgins, Director of Teacher Learning & Humanities Coordinator
elizabeth.higgins@woosterschool.org

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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