Upper School English Teacher and Academic Coach

Whitefield Academy - Smyrna, GA4.1

Primary Objectives:
The Upper School English Teacher & Academic Coach teaches two to three courses annually, works closely with students across the curricula, and assists students in developing research, grammar and composition skills. This individual also promotes and informs the campus community about the writing support available at the library's writing center, and maintains effective communication with academic administrators and faculty about writing center programs. This individual is expected to organize and implement a rigorous academic program for our high school students.

Key Responsibilities:
Plan for and teach two to three English classes, including AP level courses
Provide students with writing support including, but not limited to assistance with punctuation, grammar, language mechanics, academic writing, and research writing
Provide students support in the area of research and documenting research information through footnotes, endnotes, citing sources, etc.
Implement instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences
Provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process
Assess the progress of the students and offer assistance when necessary
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis
Supervise/sponsor co-curricular and/or extra-curricular activities
Act as an advisor for 10-15 students
Observe and collaborate with peers to enhance the instructional environment
Assist with development and implementation of interdisciplinary curriculum
Maintain effective and efficient record keeping procedures
Participate in admission activities as needed and assigned
Adhere to the bylaws, policies and procedures, and to all laws that govern the school and its actions
Other responsibilities as assigned by administration

Required Professional and Personal Attributes, Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

A high level of commitment to Christian education
A bachelor's degree and teaching experience are required. A master's degree is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in English Composition or Rhetoric
Coaching experience preferred
Ability to develop rapport with students
Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrate computer literacy and proficiency (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, email, Internet, presentation software, and online grade book programs). Experience with SmartBoard and Schoology technology is a plus
AP teaching experience is a plus

In addition, the candidate should:
Embrace the vision of the school and strive for excellence by furthering the mission of Whitefield Academy.
Commit to living his/her life under the lordship of Christ.
Model a consistent daily walk with Jesus Christ, and is a Christian role model in speech, actions, and attitudes, which contributes to the spiritual atmosphere of the school.
Believe and affirm the school's Statement of Faith.
Evidence of the fruit of the Spirit in the nurturing of relationships with employees, students, families, and the community at large.
Active involvement in a local church.

This position will begin August 2019. To apply please go to www.whitefieldacademy.com under About Us/Employment Opportunities. Whitefield Academy is an equal opportunity employer.