Upper School English Teacher
  • English
  • Teacher

Worcester Academy, Worcester, MA

Accredited by NEASC

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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. 

Core Responsibilities/Expectations

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. 

Professional Development

Recent internal and external professional development initiatives have focused on:

  • learning differences and differentiated instruction
  • equity and diversity
  • brain research and the growth model
  • blended learning
  • global initiatives
  • urban education
  • project-based learning
  • service learning
  • health and wellness



  • Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university; Advanced degree preferred


  • Relevant teaching experience
  • Technology proficiency including MS Excel, MS Word and online course management tools; Proven experience using these software platforms are required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Self-motivation; high energy level
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • problem solving; decision making
  • organizing and planning
  • learning orientation
  • critical thinking
  • demonstrated ability to embrace and share the school’s mission, values and goals
  • demonstrated commitment to professional development
  • ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and parents with fairness, respect, and consistency




Faculty members have a multi-prong reporting structure and as such report in to the Division Director and Department Chair.


  • Hear, see, and speak to effectively communicate in-person and by telephone with faculty, staff, parents, students and external contacts.
  • Ability to navigate within the walking campus community during all weather conditions.
  • Occasional travel in a safe and expeditious manner to off-site locations.
  • Work full-time and maintain regular and predictable attendance with the ability to work occasional evenings and weekends