Worcester Academy, Worcester, MA
Accredited by NEASC
Worcester Academy is looking for a dynamic educator with a love for high school students and experience with multicultural curriculum and pedagogy and a willingness to collaborate with others. Our teachers are part of a team committed to moving our mission, core values, and academic vision forward. Please provide your teaching philosophy, and why you are interested in working for Worcester Academy.
Our vision includes a commitment to diversity in all its forms, innovative teaching and learning, urban leadership, and global engagement. Teachers at Worcester Academy are committed to designing learning opportunities that provide our students the skills and competencies necessary for success in a global, digital, inter-connected world. Our teachers embrace project-based instruction, collaborative inquiry, and student-centered teaching with a commitment to student agency and differentiated instruction. We are all learners here, and as such, are comfortable wondering together what education might look like as we move forward in this age of unprecedented change, are committed to professional growth, engage in collaborative, reflective practice, and have a deep and abiding belief that all students can grow and succeed.
As a member of the Upper School faculty, the English Teacher is expected to teach 4 to 5 sessions with an average class size of 14, and serves as an advisor to a group of 7 to 10 Upper School students. In addition, he or she will coach or lead two other afternoon activities. Teachers are also expected to participate in Admissions’ Open Houses and act as ambassadors for Worcester Academy, and other like events outside the regular school day, participate in division/department meetings, participate in Professional Learning Groups as well as in Instructional Rounds with other teachers.
Recent internal and external professional development initiatives have focused on:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Faculty members have a multi-prong reporting structure and as such report in to the Division Director and Department Chair.