Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, an independent Jewish day school in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, seeks an experienced, dynamic and caring educator to teach two sections of English – beginning August 31, 2021, with the possibility of additional responsibilities. Interested candidates must have the ability to collaborate with colleagues, develop student-centered curricula, and foster a growth mindset for each of their students. In addition, the candidate should seek professional growth and learn through team meetings, professional development opportunities, and collaboration with Barrack educators. The candidate must enjoy working with upper school students and teach with energy, enthusiasm, and a strong work ethic. Students, staff and faculty are guided by the four values in our school’s Derech Eretz Honor Code: Honor/Kavod, Moral Courage/Ometz Lev, Kindness/Hesed, and Community/Kehillah.
A bachelor’s degree with a strong background in educating Upper School students; Master’s degree candidates are preferred
Ability to teach a range of literature and a passion for and experience teaching writing and the writing process
Experience teaching close reading and critical analysis, and leading discussion based classes
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills, with experience in effective communication with parents, students, teachers and staff
Ability to function as a member of a team with administrators, teachers, students, and parents
A positive and strong work ethic
Ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner
Proficiency in the use of classroom technology, including but not limited to: Google Suite, learning management systems, and email management
For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to Rachel Scheinmann, Humanities Department Chair (email@example.com).
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on experience and degrees earned.
About Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy is a pluralistic Jewish day school in grades 6-12. Located in Bryn Mawr, PA (metropolitan Philadelphia), JBHA is the premier Jewish day school in the Delaware Valley, attracting students from Philadelphia and its suburbs, Allentown, southern New Jersey, and Wilmington, Delaware. The school integrates a comprehensive and rigorous college preparatory curriculum with the teaching of essential Jewish and American values and texts. Guided by our four Derech Eretz values of Honor, Moral Courage, Kindness and Community/, Barrack values diversity, celebrates the richness of Judaism's language, culture, and history, and is strongly connected to Israel. Barrack prepares future leaders of the American, Jewish and global communities who work for a better world through acts of justice and compassion.
Please check out the academic program, extracurricular activities and life of the school at the web site, www.jbha.org