Upper School English Teacher

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-796098
    • Job Location: Minneapolis, MN
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 01, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: August 17, 2022
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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. This is a 1.0 FTE ongoing position starting in the 2022-23 school year. 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. 

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.  

The committee will begin the review of applications in December with the intent of inviting finalists to campus as early as late January. Blake will typically cover the travel and lodging costs for finalist candidates visiting from out of town.

Experience and Skills:


The ideal candidate will:

  • have at least a bachelor's degree in a related field
  • demonstrate experience with student-centered teaching practices such as reading and writing workshops, discussion-based activities and inquiry approaches to reading our world
  • be able to both nurture and challenge upper school students as necessary to meet the developmental and learning needs of each individual
  • have experience instructing diverse populations of students
  • have some experience in shaping curricula at the upper school level
  • demonstrate prior success in working collaboratively and harmoniously with other adults in an educational setting