Upper School English Teacher


Posted 1 year ago


Position English Teacher

Department Upper School

Available August 2021

Detroit Country Day School is a private, independent, co-educational, non-denominational, preschool through grade 12, college preparatory school focused on a well-rounded liberal arts education. Emphasis on academics, arts, athletics, and character development is prevalent across the curriculum. DCDS believes diversity, equity and inclusion are educational imperatives for the intellectual, social, and moral growth of every child. We honor the dignity of every human being and value the differences that exist and are expressed throughout our vibrant school.

Position Summary

Teach English to students grades 9 through 10. Have affection for students in this age group, an understanding of their needs and energy, and a willingness to work collaboratively with employees, administration and parents.

Primary Responsibilities

· Provide innovative, comprehensive, and content-rich instruction designed to foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills within the context of a largely canonical curriculum

· Plan and prepare lessons in order to deliver the curriculum and ensure breadth and balance in all subjects

· Individualize writing instruction with emphasis on language, rhetoric, and structure

· Create and manage a caring, supportive, purposeful, and stimulating environment which is conducive to student’s learning

· Identify clear teaching objectives and learning outcomes, with appropriate challenge and high expectations

· Nurture an inclusive environment in which all students can participate fully and have a sense of belonging

· Organize and manage groups or individual pupils reflecting all abilities, ensuring differentiation of learning needs

· Plan opportunities to develop the social, emotional, and cultural aspects of pupils’ learning

· Maintain a regular system of monitoring, assessment, record-keeping, and reporting of student’s progress

· Contribute to the development and coordination of the department’s curriculum

· Communicate and consult with parents over all aspects of their children’s education – academic, social, and emotional

· Recognize health and safety are responsibilities of every employee, take responsible care of self and others, and comply with the school health and safety policies and any specific procedures/rules that might apply to this position


· Bachelor degree in English; advanced degree preferred

· Teaching certificate not necessary but favorably considered

· Experience teaching literature, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar to ninth or tenth grade students

· Proficient and enthusiastic user of technology

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Professional collegiality, a desire to grow, and enthusiasm for young people

· Preference to candidates with coaching experience or expressed willingness to coach or direct activities

For additional information, or to apply, visit: https://www.dcds.edu/privateschoolmichigan/careers