English Teacher

English Teacher

Status: Full Time, Exempt
Reports To: Dean of Faculty and Department Chair

The Ethel Walker School has an opening for a full-time English Teacher beginning in August 2024. The successful candidate will have the ability to center students in teaching the breadth of the Middle and Upper School English curriculum. Candidates must be comfortable or willing to learn how to integrate new technology and culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy into the classroom.


  • 2-5 years classroom experience teaching English or a closely related field.
  • B.A. required, an advanced degree in English or Education preferred.
  • Commit and contribute to a strong sense of community involvement and collegiality.
  • Strong work ethic (timely adherence to deadlines and ability to self-motivate).
  • Teach four sections at any level from Middle School through Advanced Topics.
  • Ability and commitment to teach analytical and creative writing skills.
  • Teach a diverse range of authors and texts within courses.
  • Integrate new technology into the classroom (Canvas and Blackbaud).
  • Attend and participate in faculty and department meetings.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on lesson planning and curriculum development.
  • Maintain active communication with students and their parents regarding academic progress.
  • Assist and collaborate in the guidance of problem-solving for students.
  • Meet departmental deadlines and goals.


A highly developed sense of collaboration and a willingness to work with colleagues is required for this position; you will work closely with colleagues to make sure the School’s mission and values are being met and you will have autonomy in planning lessons and developing units and assessments with the support of the Department Chair. The successful candidate will show an empathy for and a willingness to work with adolescent girls at this phase in their development, and support the full community of a boarding school in the following ways:

  • Serve as an advisor to students.
  • Attend required community events including but not limited to evening banquets, concerts, performances, and community dinners.
  • Performing regular duties in our residential program.
  • Participate in assigned weekend team duties.
  • Coach or assist with two seasons of a co-curricular activity; experience coaching lacrosse, volleyball, squash, or softball is preferred.
  • Obtain a Public Passenger Endorsement for your driver’s license to drive students to off-campus activities and/or athletic events.
  • Exhibit a high degree of flexibility and adaptability.
  • Participate in personal and professional development.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The Ethel Walker School is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact list of three (3) professional references in one (1) document to