Founded in 1907, Trinity-Pawling School is an all-boys college preparatory school located in Pawling, New York. We serve 300 boys in grades 7-12 and offer a postgraduate program. Our beautiful 230-acre campus is situated just 60 miles north of New York City. Currently, we are seeking a part-time teacher of English starting January 3, 2022, and ending June 8, 2022. This position will be responsible for teaching three sections of English.
Instruct students about the structure and content of the English language, the rules of composition, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary.
Assign a wide variety of books for students to read and create assignments that help students interpret literature, poetry, etc.
Engage students by implementing meaningful project-based and experiential learning activities and designing projects/classroom activities using 21st-century learning objectives (critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, reflective learning, and cross-disciplinary thinking).
Maintain students’ interest, effort, participation, and enthusiasm for both the content and the process of learning by selecting high-impact instructional strategies that are active, relevant and developmentally appropriate, and differentiated based on student results.
Manage classroom behavior by establishing clear routines and expectations, re-directing or de-escalating negative behavior, treating mistakes as part of learning and ensuring consequences are meaningful and respectful.
Measures students’ progress by using a variety of valid assessment models, designing assessments to match curriculum objectives and using Bloom’s taxonomy as well as rubrics.
Advise students to meet academic objectives and age-appropriate life skills (interpersonal, conflict resolution, and time management) by meeting one-on-one on a regular basis; providing and obtaining updates from other faculty, and sharing information with parents.
Build relationships with students, parents, and colleagues by providing regular updates to parents and faculty, having meaningful conversations, providing feedback and being accountable for results.
Develop personal mastery by participating in professional development, networking to incorporate best practices, and reading professional publications.
Promote the interest of students by being a good role model, establishing and reinforcing clear boundaries and guidelines, encouraging students’ autonomy and independence, and acting in a transparent manner.
Follow procedures by adhering to the School’s policies, creating and inputting student-specific comments/grades/attendance into the database; and communicating in an efficient & professional manner.
Performs other duties as may be required.
The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree in English Language or English Literature, 2+ years of teaching experience, a clear understanding of differentiated instruction, and be familiar with project-based learning techniques. In addition, the qualified candidate is able to:
Engage adolescent boys in learning in ways that manifest support, understanding, and empathy.
teach grammar rules, spelling and diction, word pronunciation, sentence structure, punctuation, reading and essay writing;
integrate a thoughtful pedagogy that aligns with the mission and vision of the school;
communicate clearly, effectively and compassionately (orally and in writing) with students, parents, and colleagues;
motivate teenagers: (the over and underachiever, the super-focused and the unfocused, the gifted and the learning disabled);
deal effectively with ambiguity and change;
build relationships with students, parents, and colleagues
give and receive feedback
demonstrate a clear interest in being part of a community that is committed to diversity and inclusion;
establish and reinforce clear boundaries while being a positive role model for students;
meet the physical demands which include travel on uneven terrain, climbing/descending stairs, standing for long periods of time and carry up to 50 pounds.
Trinity-Pawling School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability or veteran status. Discrimination based on any of the above groups is strictly prohibited. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, compensation, promotion, transfer, training, leave of absence, and termination.
Note: All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background check.
Trinity-Pawling School is requiring all eligible employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
Trinity-Pawling School is an independent college prep school located on 230 acres overlooking the beautiful Hudson River Valley, just 60 miles north of New York City. Founded in 1907, the School offers boarding and day programs serving 300 boys in grades 7-12 and offers a postgraduate program.
The goal of a Trinity-Pawling education is to unlock the potential for greatness that exists in each boy. The School pursues this goal through a vigorous learning environment that emphasizes innovation, creativity, and critical thinking. Our commitment to project-based and experiential learning acknowledges the research that has identified learning paradigms that prove to be successful for boys, therefore students are taught in an active, engaging environment, in and out of the classroom. The Trinity-Pawling learning experience combines a timeless commitment to character with a dedication to prepare young men for an ever-changing world.
With 90% of faculty living on campus, students learn and grow in a close-knit community. Students are guided by teachers who are also their coaches and dorm parents, establishing strong faculty-student collaboration and providing for 24/7 learning. A ca...maraderie of “brotherhood” is enhanced by the mutuality of a family of educators and students who are dedicated to building a culture of excellence and a commitment to honor.
Each new academic year brings new commitments—to curiosity, community, communication, and character. These focus points are what gives Trinity-Pawling its distinctive culture. They allow our employees to be life-long learners, to develop individual self-awareness, and creativity in a community that is supportive and caring. This ethos allows our entire community to communicate openly and build meaningful relationships, and enables us to recognize and celebrate the gifts and talents in our students — and in each other.