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10th Grade English Teacher (Summer School)

Position Type Part-time
Start 06/18/2020
School Name Lakeside School
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 01/16/2020

Are you looking for a stimulating summer teaching opportunity—one that will allow you to be part of a growing program, teach a dynamic and exceptional curriculum, work with other talented educators, and work on a beautiful campus that is rich in history and technology?

Lakeside School’s Summer School Programs is currently recruiting for a 10th Grade English teacher. This teacher will be responsible for teaching English 10, a course that explores how authors from diverse international backgrounds have used literature to explore personal, cultural, and national identities as well as related issues of social justice. Students investigate the ways in which literature can be a vehicle for the creation and reflection of cultural and identity, and for the understanding of and resistance to power and privilege. Students hone their expressive skills through a range of analytical, creative, personal and persuasive writing assignments, as well as through public speaking, collaborative assignments and creative projects. Texts include Jhumpa Lahiri’s “Interpreter of Maladies,” Edwidge Danticat’s “The Dew Breaker,” Jeannette Winterson’s “Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, Trevor Noah’s “Born a Crime,” a play by Shakespeare, and additional novels, short stories, poems and works of nonfiction. This is a graded course earning one year of credit. There will be two to three hours of homework assigned each night. The position will be part time. The class will run June 22 – July 31, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., with one additional hour per day of designated office hours. There will be a mandatory orientation on Thursday, June 18.

Click here to see full course descriptions of classes offered during the summer of 2020.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Create the curriculum for this course
  2. Create organized and engaging lesson plans for each day
  3. Supervise and instruct students during class time
  4. Provide individual support to students needing additional instruction
  5. Provide written comments at the end of the course for each student
Qualifications Include:
  1. A bachelor’s degree, master’s degree in English or education preferred
  2. Teaching experience with high-school level students
  3. Experience with curriculum development
  4. Experience in working with a wide range of learning styles
  5. Candidates must satisfactorily complete two criminal background checks
Personal Attributes:
  1. Excellent communication and human relation skills
  2. Demonstrated cultural awareness, including knowledge of themselves and the cultural lenses they bring to interactions. The candidate will understand different perspectives; interact respectfully with cultures other than their own; and cultivate meaningful relationships with people that have different cultural frameworks. Candidate actively works to create an inclusive classroom environment
  3. Strong organizational skills
  4. Positive and collaborative attitude
  5. Sense of humor and enthusiasm
Compensation and Benefits
The stipend for this position is $7,500. Lunch is included. The course will only run if enough students register. Enrollment will remain open until June 1. If the number of students enrolled is too small on June 1, the course will not run, and, therefore, the stipend will not be paid.

Application Process

Interested candidates should apply online. The application process will remain open until a qualified candidate has accepted an offer. Applicants being considered will be interviewed. Phone or Skype/Zoom interviews are acceptable for candidates who are not local. For additional questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Kat Yorks, Director of Summer School Programs, by e-mail or by phone, 206-440-2701. PLEASE DO NOT SEND APPLICATION MATERIALS TO KAT YORKS’S E-MAIL. Application materials need to be submitted online here.

Working At Lakeside
At Lakeside we are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community. To learn more about our professional development and mentoring programs, benefits, diversity and inclusion, and opportunities for involvement in non-academic programs, please visit our Careers page on the Lakeside School website.

Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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