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Campbell Hall: Middle School English

  • 16 Feb 2021 11:42 AM
    Message # 10105832

    Middle School English

    Campbell Hall, founded in 1944 and situated on a 15-acre campus in Studio City, California, is an independent, all-gender, college preparatory, Episcopal day school for students in kindergarten through grade twelve. Campbell Hall is a community of inquiry committed to academic excellence and to the nurturing of decent, loving, and responsible human beings. As an Episcopal school, Campbell Hall thrives as an interfaith community that actively seeks to learn from the many religious traditions represented by faculty, students, and families. 

    The school is committed to fostering a community dedicated to honoring the diversity of the human experience. Campbell Hall welcomes candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and learning. Campbell Hall provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

    Campbell Hall Faculty Description

    Campbell Hall seeks faculty who are dedicated to the developmentally appropriate education of the whole child; who are interested in learning as well as teaching; who connect their responsibilities with the philosophy and purpose of the school; who teach to empower as well as to inform; who are comfortable with questions as well as answers; who can work with direction, focus, humor, and dignity within the complexities of a diverse school environment; and who will be dedicated to promoting and maintaining an inclusive school community.

    In addition to academic responsibilities, Campbell Hall faculty are involved in many aspects of school life.  Coaching interscholastic athletics, chaperoning experiential education trips, participating in community service activities, helping students to produce school publications, overseeing student council, and leading a special interest club are just a few ways faculty are more deeply involved in the Campbell Hall community. 

    Campbell Hall faculty embrace the school’s mission and are dedicated to their implementation of a rigorous college preparatory program. They are equally devoted to the emotional and spiritual development of each student and they strive to relate to students, parents, and colleagues in ways that promote open and supportive communication. The result is a community where students and adults are confident to learn and grow.

    Job Description

    Responsibilities include the following:

    • Five classes to include a combination of:

      • 4 classes of 7th - 8th Grade English
      • 1 elective class
    • Each class meets for 75 minutes every other day

    • Supervision duty (once per semester during lunch)

    • Attend weekly grade level meetings of teachers

    • Monthly meetings include, but are not exclusive to:

    English department

    Middle school division

    • Experiential education trip chaperone (week-long trip)

    • Chaperone one dance per year

    • All-school faculty staff meetings three times per year

    • Participation in continuing professional development


    Course Descriptions

    The Story of Us: English

    Taken in tandem with The Story of US: American History, this course will teach students to become powerful communicators, divergent and reflective thinkers, and positive contributors to our world. By exploring texts that enrich their work in the history portion of The Story of US, students will learn to think critically and make meaningful connections. Through constant engagement with non-fiction and fictional texts, active student-led discussions, and frequent writing across a variety of genres, students will gain a broader understanding of themselves, society, and the world.

    English 8: How to Be Awesome

    In How to Be Awesome, students explore the intersection of self and society through a social justice lens. The essential question for the year—what makes life worth living?—requires us to consider how our individual search for meaning is connected to and dependent upon the good of society as a whole. In this writing-focused class, students learn how to employ the techniques of fiction writing to not only express themselves with creativity and fluidity, but to also pose profound questions about the world in which we live. Writing instruction uses a personalized coaching model, in which individual students and the teacher meet frequently to discuss student work and develop skills where needed. Rewrites are a required and essential component of the process. Students select their own texts and read a variety of short stories, essays, articles, and poems by authors like Roxane Gay, George Saunders, Ray Bradbury, Jason Reynolds, and Kelly Link. In this course, students will learn how to write with purpose, read for joy, and live their best life. (A one-year required course for 8th graders.)

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher

    • At least 3 years of classroom experience

    • Patience and creativity when working collaboratively with a range of constituent groups, including students, families, faculty, staff and administration from diverse backgrounds (i.e., religious, ethnic, or socio-economic) 

    • Strength in both written and oral methods of communication 

    • The teacher should demonstrate a willingness to grow and evolve as an educator and maintain a flexible attitude.


    Desired Qualifications:

    • Minimum 3 years of experience with students, families, and English curriculum at the junior high/middle school level.

    • Proficiency with technology to include: word processing; spreadsheets and databases; SmartBoards; Haiku; and website creation and maintenance.



    Campbell Hall believes in and operates on the premise that it is the right of all persons to seek work and to advance on the basis of their individual merits, ability, and potential. Campbell Hall has been, is, and will continue to be, strongly committed to the principle that equal employment opportunity must be afforded to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, family care status, veteran status, marital status, age, medical condition, and disability.

    Campbell Hall welcomes candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and learning.

    Last modified: 16 Feb 2021 4:07 PM | Anonymous member

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