English Teacher, Upper School (Long Term Substitute)
St. Paul Academy and Summit School
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
St. Paul Academy and Summit School seeks candidates for the position of Upper School English Teacher, long-term substitute.
About St. Paul Academy and Summit School:
St. Paul Academy and Summit School (SPA) is a coeducational, nonsectarian, college preparatory day school serving more than 920 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Our two campuses are located approximately a mile apart in St. Paul, Minnesota, serving Grades K-5 on our Goodrich Campus and Grades 6-12 on our Randolph Campus. The school draws students from St. Paul, Minneapolis, and throughout the eastern and western suburbs.
Our mission—shaping the minds and the hearts of the people who will change the world—is a promise to our students and our families, and it pushes us to be thoughtful about everything we do. It inspires us to be our best and reminds us that we have the responsibility to respect the unique potential of every child. Our mission gives us purpose and represents our greatest aspirations and values. But most of all, it reflects our deep belief in the talents and capabilities of our students.
For additional information about the school’s curriculum, community, and culture, please visit our website at www.spa.edu.
About the Upper School:
The Upper School is home to students in Grades 9-12 and is characterized by advanced inquiry, lively discussion, deep engagement with topics, a strong sense of community, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Students develop the habits and relationships that will carry them through high school and into the world of college and beyond. The Upper School's rigorous academic curriculum and seminar-based learning model is complemented by a network of support that includes teachers, advisors, college counselors, and resources for both academic and social/emotional well-being.
St. Paul Academy and Summit School seeks an Upper School English teacher to fill a leave of absence from approximately January 4-March 18, 2022. The teaching assignment will consist of two sections of 10th grade American Literature as well as two sections of an upper-level elective, Speculative Fiction. In each case, the teacher would be working with a team of other teachers who collaboratively design the curriculum. Advisory responsibilities may also be part of the role.
Position Begins: January 4, 2022
Status: Short Term Substitute, Exempt
Department: Instructional Faculty, Upper School
The ideal candidates will have strong academic training and expertise in the study of literature, and experience with contributing to a high school program that creates an intentional curricular bridge between 9th and 12th grades’ expectations in terms of process, content, and skills. As importantly, we seek a candidate who has a demonstrated passion for the teaching of creative and analytical writing, and a track record leveraging this passion into effective practices which encourage students to think creatively, engage ideas deeply, and lead with intellectual curiosity. The successful candidate will approach their role as an advisor with a drive to better understand the emotional needs of their students and support a program where self-reflection, empathy, and flexibility are the goals.
BA degree required. Excellent interpersonal skills are required. Candidates should support the mission of SPA, the vision of the Upper School, and be eager to join a professional community where collaboration is valued and where openness to growth is the norm.
How to Apply:
Resume review will begin immediately. The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of references. To apply, please visit our website at www.spa.edu/employment.
SPA is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse faculty and staff, and maintaining a workplace culture in which all are treated equitably.