Upper School English Teacher

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-687497
    • Job Location: Minneapolis, MN
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Part-Time
    • Date Updated: June 06, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

The Blake School seeks a creative 9th-12th grade English teacher who is eager to help students read and write with rigor, insight and imagination. We believe students learn by doing: they read, write, discuss, reconsider, iterate. In their English classes, students learn to develop facility with language, construct interpretations grounded in close analysis, deepen their intercultural competence, participate effectively in seminar and small group discussions, and think critically about the perspectives and narratives that frame the literature we read. At Blake, teachers collaborate with their colleagues to develop their practice, design innovative curricula and create a coherent experience for students. In addition to classroom instruction, English teachers confer frequently with each of their students about their writing, meet with grade level teams, hold semester conferences with parents, support students within our advisory program and participate in school initiatives. This position reflects four sections for the fall semester (August 2019 through December 2019). It is not benefits-eligible. Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes a community strong and empowers students to engage across differences.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Blake will typically cover the travel and lodging costs for finalist candidates visiting from out of town.

Experience and Skills:

The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent day school enrolling 1,368 bright, talented students from nearly 56 Twin Cities-area communities. Founded in 1900, The Blake School has the advantage of three campuses (Minneapolis, Hopkins and Wayzata) each with its own facilities designed for specific ages, schedules and activities. The mission of the school is to provide students with an excellent, academically challenging education in a diverse and supportive community committed to a common set of values.

The Blake School believes that a diverse society enriches all individuals and communities. Diversity of race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and marital, parental or economic status forms the fabric of our society. As a result of these beliefs, The Blake School actively seeks students, families and employees who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse community within the context of its mission. In doing so, we recognize our responsibility to help make each person's experience a success. EOE