Middle School English and Homeroom Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Lesley Ellis School, Arlington, MA

Lesley Ellis School


Middle School English and Homeroom Teacher

Full Time


Lesley Ellis, an independent school preschool-grade 8, seeks experienced English teacher candidates who are adept at supporting students in acquiring and achieving a high level of interest and mastery in reading and writing skills and critical thinking.

Candidates should be able to foster and maintain academic engagement and have a strong commitment to an anti-bias approach. We are looking for an individual who will bring expertise and enthusiasm to teaching and have the desire to work closely with teammates to ensure an enriching, engaging, and challenging school experience. 


  • Implement an innovative, creative, and challenging English curriculum for grades 5 and 6 in collaboration with the upper grades English teacher.
  • Implement and oversee all organizational and general communication of the homeroom in collaboration with another member of the team.
  • Close collaboration with the middle school team members and other faculty and staff. Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a teaching cohort.
  • Demonstration of a respect for diversity among faculty and students. Promotion of an environment that values diversity and social justice. 
  • Positive communication with parents, both formally and informally.
  • Preparation of articulate and well-written narrative progress reports. 
  • Attendance at all-school events and faculty meetings.


  • An undeniable passion for working with middle school students.
  • B.A. and a demonstrated expertise in curriculum implementation required.
  • A post-secondary degree in elementary or middle school education is strongly preferred. 
  • A commitment to academic rigor, engaging curriculum, and a desire to meet the individual needs of all students.
  • Flexibility of thought and ability to navigate changes as they occur.

School year position. Competitive salary.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference to: 

Head of School, Deanne Benson at jobs@lesleyellis.org

 Lesley Ellis School is an equal opportunity employer.


Lesley Ellis School

Arlington, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender