Upper School English Teacher

St. Luke's School
CT South, CT
$60k - $100k
9th - 12th

St. Luke’s School seeks an experienced high school English teacher to join a department known for its scholarship and wit. This is a team of creative teachers who care deeply for literature and are always eager to explore new ways to inspire student engagement with language and story. The St. Luke’s Literary and Art Magazine, The Pendulum, routinely wins gold medals from the Scholastic Awards, and St. Luke’s poets are celebrated at informal coffee-house events as well as seasonal poetry readings.

The English Department is asking the same questions as humanities teachers everywhere: how do we assert the centrality of reading, thinking, and writing in an age of bytes and tweets? Which texts and teaching methods are timeless, which are relevant, and which are we simply fond of? How do we craft a curriculum that not only includes but also centers and celebrates multiple voices and perspectives? Determined to explore these questions in partnership with our students, we are looking for a highly collaborative colleague who revels in the discussion, is as engaged by the questions as by the answers, and brings expertise to share in using Project-Based Learning to help drive the process. This is an exciting opportunity for a teacher who is eager to help shape the curricular direction for the Upper School English program.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Teach a full-time course load of Upper School English classes, most likely two sections of 9th grade World Literature and two sections of 10th grade British Literature.
  • Participate in an after-school activity for three seasons (athletic coaching preferred).
  • Serve as an advisor or co-advisor for a group of 6 to 8 students.
  • Assist with supervisory duties, such as study hall proctoring, lunchroom supervision, and chaperoning events.


  • Inspiring, collaborative teacher with a minimum of 8 years’ classroom teaching experience, who loves working with high school students of all ages and ability levels
  • Demonstrated expertise in the collaborative design and delivery of Project-Based Learning in the English classroom
  • Well-established skills in culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience using technology creatively and working in a 1:1 teaching environment
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for St. Luke's brand of leadership education
  • Passion for innovation and creative problem solving
  • Prior experience with Harkness-based teaching desirable, but not required

Additional information

Please include a cover letter, resume, and references in pdf format with your application addressed to Liz Perry, Head of Upper School, and Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership & Innovation.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

*St. Luke’s School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Luke’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of every member is respected. *