Galloway, New Jersey
San Diego, California
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Type: Full Time
Principia employees are part of an engaging academic community that is preparing students to be tomorrow’s leaders, thinkers, and changemakers. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive and globally engaged community by promoting cultural diversity and multicultural understanding while fostering an environment where individuals of all backgrounds feel accepted and supported.
Department/Location: Upper School Faculty, St. Louis
Organizational Relationship: Reports to Upper School Principal
Summary: Teaches a wide range of American, British, and/or world literature, as well as reading and writing skills in accordance with the school’s curriculum. Full-time, school-year position.
Work Performed: Essential Duties*
- Plans effective lessons that engage student interest and foster transfer
- Helps students develop a strong appreciation for critical thinking and communication skills
- Employs a range of assessment strategies and gives timely feedback to promote student growth
- Displays a strong interest and love for working with high school students
- Differentiates to meet educational needs of a wide range of students, helping them all feel successful and reach their unlimited potential
- Pursues professional development and looks to apply best educational practices in the classroom; becomes part of a professional learning community where teachers are continually improving teaching and learning
- Communicates well and works effectively with colleagues, parents, houseparents, and administrators
- Purposefully incorporates a range of technology into instructional strategies
- Is willing to travel with students for experiential education opportunities
- Serves in role of crew leader, supporting a small group of students academically and socially
Candidates’ overall outlook and approach to life and learning are just as important to us as appropriate qualifications and experience. Principia School seeks individuals who are . . .
- Positive: We appreciate team members who are optimistic, positive, and focused on elevating and bringing out the very best in themselves and others. We are a CliftonStrengths-based organization; faculty and staff are expected to understand teammates’ strengths and how they can complement each other.
- Team players: The ability to collaborate and partner with peers and senior administrators is critical. The School has a strong team-centered leadership approach. Staff are expected to be able to listen, give and receive feedback, and be comfortable exchanging ideas and speaking candidly in a professional and collegial manner. They must bring a constructive outlook to partnering with a wide range of stakeholders—administrators, faculty, coaches, houseparents, marketers, and fundraisers, among others.
- Innovators: Given our fast-moving, ever-changing world, all School employees are expected to demonstrate a problem-solving mindset that helps our team come up with creative solutions to challenging issues. The School emphasizes continual improvement and expects staff to have a mentality of self-improvement and organizational excellence.
- Strategic thinkers: We prize the ability to consider complex topics from multiple perspectives and offer innovative solutions.
- Active (or pending) membership in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and/or a Journal-listed branch church or society; if not a member, then aligns with Principia’s values. Those who are not members of a Christian Science church are currently referred to as Visiting Professionals, though the position is still a full-time, school-year position; not temporary.
- Christian Science class instruction preferred but not required
- Bachelor’s degree in English
- Teaching certification preferred (required within two years of hire date)
- Documented teaching experience with high school students
- Strong background knowledge in literature and writing skills, as well as American, British and/or world literature