English Teacher (Leave Coverage – Spring 2024)
Gann Academy, Waltham, MA
Gann Academy is the leading independent Jewish high school in Greater Boston. It is recognized for its bold, innovative curriculum that combines in-depth critical analysis, experiential learning, and a focus on building a better world. With an unparalleled commitment to faculty Advancement, small class size, and a unique advisory system, Gann prepares students to live lives rich with accomplishment and meaning and to contribute to their communities and the world. Gann Academy serves more than 350 students from over 35 communities across the full spectrum of Jewish observance.
Gann Academy is seeking a full-time English teacher for leave coverage from March 25 to June 14. Teaching responsibilities will include planning and delivering lessons for three sections of 11th-gradeEnglish: American Literature.
Teachers are required to:
- Assess student work and provide grades
- Take attendance and manage the classroom
- Offer differentiated instruction to serve a wide range of learners
- Collaborate with colleagues to plan and adapt curriculum and lessons that support student growth
- Use technology and other educational tools to support student learning
- Communicate clearly and effectively with students, parents, and colleagues in person and via email
50-minute classes are on a rotating schedule from 8:30 to 3:55 Monday through Thursday, with an earlier 1:50 release on Fridays. School is in recess for Passover Break from April 22 to April 30.
The total pay for this leave coverage position is $15,000.
ABOUT OUR TEAM
Our English Department consists of talented professionals who demonstrate exceptional commitment to instructing and engaging students in cross-disciplinary skill development in critical reading, effective and graceful writing, and empathy development through the study of literature. If you enjoy working with students and want to develop their love of reading, writing, and thinking about texts, this role offers you a fantastic opportunity to join Boston’s leading Jewish High School. Gann’s outstanding faculty sharpens our students’ intellects, challenging them to become analytical, creative, empathetic, and out-of-the-box thinkers. Here at Gann, we guide our students to answer the question in our motto, WHO WILL YOU BECOME? as we work to fulfill our school’s mission: to educate, inspire, and empower intellectually confident, passionately engaged, ethically responsible Jews who, through critical thinking and the contribution of their unique voices, will create a vibrant Jewish future and build a better world where human dignity will flourish.
Gann is deeply invested in teacher development and reflective teaching practice and offers competitive compensation and a collegial work environment. We seek teachers committed to collaborating and growing in their teaching practice, supporting diverse learners in the classroom, and connecting with students outside the classroom, both formally and informally.
- Comprehensive benefits package featuring generous paid time off policies -including sick time, paid vacation, personal days, and U.S. holidays. Gann employees get up to 15 days off for Jewish Holidays, depending on the Jewish Calendar of the year
- Short Fridays
- Hungry? Gann has a full-service kosher dairy dining hall complete with a fresh salad bar and multiple hot meal options
- Free parking!
- Fitness facilities for our faculty and staff
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Gann Academy is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the school to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression), and pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot ensure that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA), so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed Form I-9.
Any offers of employment will be contingent upon successful CORI and fingerprinting background checks.