The Opportunity:

The Middle School English Teacher will teach courses in Middle School English and Middle School Writing. The candidate for this position will be expected to design and maintain a class environment favorable to students’ academic and personal growth and to establish effective rapport with students while maintaining proper classroom management.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Teach middle school English and writing courses incorporating critical analysis (reading), critical thinking, and critical communication in all genres of fiction and non-fiction.
  • Capacity to teach grammar.
  • Teach courses in Pinewood’s exceptional Middle School Enrichment program.
  • Create a classroom environment that actively engages students and is developmentally appropriate for the age, maturity, and interests of the students.
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior.
  • Serve as a homeroom advisor within the school’s advisement program and advisor to students in the middle school house program.
  • Perform other related duties as directed by the Head of School, Middle and High School Division Heads, and the Head of the English Department.

Core Qualifications and Credentials:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Middle or High School English, Middle Years English Education, or closely related field.
  • Track record of teaching in an independent school environment would be helpful.

Key Qualities of a Successful Candidate:

  • Dedicated to and a passion for teaching middle school students.
  • Willingness to work in a positive way with parents.
  • Collegial and eager to collaborate with other faculty members in a cross-disciplinary fashion.
  • Extraordinary verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Genuine concern for individual student growth and success.
  • Optimistic and positive, resourceful; a true lover of teaching.

To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents (preferably PDFs) the following materials:

  • A one-page cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position and educational philosophy
  • A current résumé
  • A list of three to five professional references with name, phone number, and email address (references will be contacted only with prior candidate approval)

All materials should be sent via email to:

Dr. Angie Ringley, Assistant Head of School, Head of Middle School at