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Upper School English Teacher: 1-year position

Job Details

Trustees of Thayer Academy - BRAINTREE, MA


Thayer Academy’s Upper School seeks a student-focused collaborator to teach in its Upper School English Department. This full-time position includes instructing four classes, advising a small group of students, and participating in the life of the school with students through coaching and/or supervising student activities. This position is a salaried, exempt, full-time, regular, 10-month position. Upper School teachers report to the Upper School Dean of Faculty.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Teach four sections in the English department, which focuses its curriculum on developing strong communicators.

  • Advise a group of 7-8 students.

  • Contribute to the school community as an athletic coach (preferred) and/or leader of student activities.

  • Apply inclusive classroom practices that value the humanity of all students.

  • Participate in professional growth opportunities.



  • A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in an English or related field.

  • 3-5 years of teaching experience at the high school level.

  • Passion for working with adolescents.

  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in the classroom, in curriculum, and in relationships with members of the school community.

  • High level of comfort and experience with technology in an educational setting.

  • Willingness to work on a team in a collaborative department.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, their families, and colleagues.

Application Information

  • Please click here to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three to five references including two present or past supervisors.

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