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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 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 a educational setting
  • Willingness to work on a team in a collaborative department
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, their families, and colleagues


Application Information

Thayer encourages applications from candidates who support the Academy’s commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment.

To apply, please upload your resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of three to five references, including two present or past supervisors.