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Short-Term Part-time Upper School Humanities Teacher

Position Type Part-time
Start 03/09/2020
School Name Cascades Academy of Central Oregon
City, State Bend, OR 
Posted 01/13/2020

Cascades Academy is an independent pre-k through 12th-grade day school located in the beautiful mountain town of Bend, Oregon. The school was founded in 2003 and resides on an award­-winning 39­-acre campus located on the Deschutes River.

The Cascades Academy upper school program consists of an exciting academic curriculum that combines both traditional and hands-on experiential learning methods. Both the fall and spring trimesters are approached in a place-­based thematic format, with each culminating in an expedition to the studied region. The goal of the Cascades Academy upper school program is to create lifelong learners, critical, independent thinkers and socially responsible individuals who are ready for the years ahead of them, both in college and beyond.

Cascades Academy is seeking an 11th and 12th-grade humanities (integrated social studies and English focusing on Latin America) teacher to join our upper school team for the 2020 spring trimester. Spring 2020 coursework is Latin American studies. The school will be filling this position full-time for the 2020 - 2021 school year, and 20-21 courses will include American Literature / History. Applicants for this short-term position are eligible to apply for the full-time position.


  • Bachelor's degree is required, Master's degree is preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience teaching high school (grades 9­-12).
  • A passion for teaching English and social studies.
  • A passion for teaching in a creative, integrated, and innovative way.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other Upper School teachers.
  • A commitment to experiential learning and outdoor education.
  • A demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning.
  • A desire to be part of a vibrant, “all-in” community of students, families, and faculty/staff.


General responsibilities include curriculum development, classroom instruction, assessment, communication with parents, and general engagement with the entire school. Specifically, this position would be expected to:

  • Teach an integrated Humanities Latin American studies course during the spring trimester including both social studies and English. The course curriculum will have already been designed and will allow room for customization and personalization.
  • Co-facilitate a weekly experiential learning course on Wednesday afternoons.

Reports to: Upper School Head

Start Date: Training the week of March 9th, classes start the week of March 30th. The school is on spring break from March 16 - March 27.

Anticipated Schedule: Monday, Thursday, Friday mornings and Tuesday, Wednesday full-days.

To apply please send a resume, cover letter, and two letters of reference to hr@cascadesacademy.org. No phone calls please.

It is the policy of Cascades Academy to provide equal employment opportunity, regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental impairment, sexual orientation, veteran’s status or any other status protected by applicable law. Specifically, employment opportunities are and shall be open to all qualified applicants solely on the basis of their experience, aptitudes, abilities and training; advancement is and shall be based on the individual’s achievement, performance, ability, attitude and potential for promotion. Minorities and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

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