Upper School English Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Beaver Country Day School, Chestnut Hill, MA

Beaver Country Day School—an independent day school located just outside of Boston, serving grades 6-12—seeks a creative, innovative, and forward-thinking Upper School English Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year.  This full-time position will report directly to the Head of the English Department and the Director of the Upper School.  

About Our School & Our People:

We are not your typical independent school. Education is not traditionally seen as forward-thinking. But that’s not the case at Beaver. We welcome change and seek feedback to improve continuously. Our “Launch, Test, Refine” mindset promotes flexibility, risk-taking, open-mindedness, and innovation. Our business provides a future-focused education rooted in real-world context and experience; our clients are our students. 

The Beaver mindset and approach to teaching place our students at the center of learning experiences in all settings, curricular and co-curricular.  

  • Our students in grades 6-12 are interesting and passionate individuals who, above all, are genuinely happy to be at Beaver. We provide students with opportunities to be co-creators of their learning, making it a deeper, more meaningful experience.  We are committed to providing an educational environment in tune with the real world and doing authentic work.  
  • Our teachers and educational leaders are committed to—and excited about— expanding the nature of school and igniting and fueling the passions of all our students.  
  • Our mindset is to make excellent mistakes, launch/test/refine, and not be defined by binary thinking. Instead, we look to approach things from a both/and outlook: tradeoffs don’t have to be the answer, and that’s where creativity comes in. We are a community of creative thinkers and doers. 
  • Our values include collaboration, partnership, and creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for our community. This work is a priority and a steadfast commitment. It is never “done,” and we will always make decisions with this at the core of who we are. For all Beaver students to feel a sense of belonging, they must see themselves reflected in the community, curriculum, and all our programming. 
  • Our goal every day is to create a school that is making an impact – for our students, and for education as a whole. We don’t take that work lightly; we need people who are relentlessly committed to it and excited to do this work—together. 

Approach to teaching and learning:


The successful candidate will have a commitment to:

  • Aligning the work to the BVR Mindset and New Basics is critical to the Beaver Student Experience
  • A future-focused education with an understanding of the complexity and ever-changing nature of the world our students are inheriting
  • Understanding how teaching and learning are changing and how practices should adapt 
  • Student-centered, culturally proactive, and responsive pedagogy in which all students are met where they are and see themselves represented and valued

About the Position:

Beaver Country Day School seeks an Upper School English Teacher to teach grades 9-12. 

Competitive candidates will demonstrate the following skills and mindsets:

  • Willingness and ability to design and adapt curriculum to meet the needs of our students
  • Knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice practices and commitment to ongoing growth in this area
  • Content expertise (current courses)
  • Knowledge in differentiated instruction and assessment
  • Collaborate on and implement innovative pedagogical initiatives that focus on student-first, hands-on, experiential learning
  • Willingness to participate fully in the community beyond the classroom 
  • Particular attention  will be given to candidates with experience teaching both History and English, or Humanities 


  • Collaborate and participate actively in the work of the English Department on innovative curriculum development, project-based learning, and assessment
  • Develop daily lesson planning with clear objectives and learning targets that facilitate active learning
  • Utilize technology to enhance instruction and student learning
  • Post resources, feedback, and assignments to LMS in a timely manner
  • Collaboration with and open to learning from members of teacher teams within the department
  • Communicate effectively with students, faculty, and parents/guardians
  • Provide frequent, constructive, objective, and prompt feedback to students
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
  • Actively participate in professional learning opportunities
  • Remain knowledgeable of current instructional and curriculum trends
  • Seek and constructively use professional feedback
  • Model organization and preparation to meet all professional responsibilities reliably
  • Advise 7-9 students
  • Help create and facilitate a multi-day learning experience during our intersession period


Additional things to know: 

  • Generous Benefits (Health, Dental, and more). For more information, visit our website
  • Breakfast and lunch are provided, as well as coffee and snacks
  • Free parking and close to the MBTA Green Line D

Beaver Country Day School

Chestnut Hill, MA
Middle School, High School
All Gender