American Sign Language Teacher (Part Time 2021-2022)
Job Details
Gann Academy - Waltham, MA
Part Time
4 Year Degree
Essential Job Functions and Primary Responsibilities

Gann Academy seeks a motivated fluent American Sign Language teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Candidates should have the capacity to design and implement an effective, student-centered elective course on an Introduction to ASL at the high school level. Since our world language programs emphasize both linguistic and cultural proficiency, the ideal candidate should have a deep understanding of American Sign Language and Deaf culture.


This is an in-person, part-time position teaching one class for the Fall and Spring semesters for the 2021-2022 school year. The salary is $10,000 per semester.


Gann Academy faculty are active members of the school community who are committed to collaborating and growing in their teaching practice, supporting diverse learners in the classroom, connecting with students outside the classroom, supporting other faculty and staff members, and who can self-reflect on their own practice. Commitment to professional development, growth, and collaboration are imperative to be a successful member of the Gann faculty.


All the duties, responsibilities, and activities described are appropriate for part time faculty within the established hours and regular schedule for the position. Any changes will be determined with the supervisor or Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Learning.



Gann Academy is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We believe the inclusion of diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and learning outcomes for all. All employees participate in this commitment whether internally, in building a welcoming workplace culture and /or externally, in ensuring inclusive engagement with families, donors, vendors, allies, and others.

Teaching Duties:

  • Teach one section per semester: 3 morning blocks and 2 afternoon blocks per week
  • Prepare lessons and develop curriculum; teach, lead, and guide students
  • Manage student behavior
  • Grade student work in a timely manner consistent with school standards
  • Utilize technology and other educational tools to support student learning and engage in curricular and other initiatives as implemented by the Educational Administration;

The above responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.



  • Reflection, collaboration, and growth
  • Commitment to diverse students and creating an inclusive learning environment
  • Pedagogical and discipline-specific content knowledge
  • High standards of professionalism, including excellence in collaboration and communication with colleagues, parents, and students
  • Possess strong collaboration and team-oriented working and leadership skills along with the ability to balance a pursuit of academic and institutional excellence with compassion and nurture for everyone
  • Possess an educational vision that aligns with the core principles of Gann Academy
  • Knowledge of subject matter and ability and willingness to continue to learn, research, and grow;
  • Strong communication, planning, and interpersonal skills;
  • Possess and exude a positive attitude and passion for teaching.



  • Must be proficient in English to carry out work as assigned.
  • Must be fluent in American Sign Language.



Physical demands include dexterity for office machine/supply operation including but not limited to computer, telephone, electronic calculator, copy machine, and printers. Stooping, bending, and reaching for files or supplies, and sitting or standing for extended periods of time are common.



Gann Academy is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the school to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression), and pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or veteran status.



External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.



This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9


Life at Gann Academy

Gann Academy is mission-driven and innovative and is committed to a diverse professional community. Professional engagement with diversity and multiculturalism informs both our pedagogy, our work, and our programming.


Perhaps most of all, Gann offers a community of smart, collaborative, and compassionate professionals—people who care about their work, their school, and their colleagues. We help one another learn, solve problems, and have fun. Consistently, Gann professionals tout the support and teamwork of their colleagues as a unique highlight of their Gann experience, and one in which Gann is different from any other school or community. Come, find out for yourself!