JOB DESCRIPTION

Oakcrest School seeks a compelling and passionate educator to teach four English classes in the Middle School or Upper School. English teachers believe that the study of literature inspires students to seek the True, the Good, and the Beautiful. By studying the literature of the Western intellectual tradition, students will form habits of mind and “strengthen their discrimination and intelligence so that they may live virtuous and even redemptive lives.” (Dr. Louise Cowan). The English curriculum introduces students to the perennial themes and great ideas of our Western heritage, which ultimately will aid each student along her path to wisdom. The study of literature and language arts encourages a love of reading. The writing curriculum builds foundational skills in grammar, syntax conventions, elements of style, and vocabulary; the students learn to read well and to formulate theses about what they have read.

QUALIFICATIONS

Teaching experience
Degrees in English
Willing to teach Middle School and Upper School to meet our needs.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, resume and three letters of recommendation to: lkenna@oakcrest.org

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

For more information about our school, please visit our website at http://www.oakcrest.org