Middle and Upper School English Teacher - Leave Replacement

Brooklyn, NY

Poly Prep seeks applicants for the position of Middle and Upper School English Teacher - Leave Replacement from May through June 2024 and from August through December 2024 (exact dates to be determined.) The ideal candidate will be an experienced, flexible, and collaborative teacher of secondary English.

We seek an individual who is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion and empowering all of our students by fostering extensive cultural competencies, life-long love of learning, and the commitment to improving their communities. We seek an enthusiastic and committed teacher with knowledge and practice in several literary areas, creative and analytical approaches to assessment, and student-centered, interdisciplinary pedagogy.



  • Spring Semester: Two sections of Grade 7 English and two sections of Grade 9 English
  • Maintain an accurate and up-to-date online gradebook, effectively and supportively communicate with students and families in a timely manner, and provide written and oral feedback on student progress
  • Work with students on an individual basis, as need be
  • Work collaboratively with teaching teams to develop challenging and meaningful unit and lesson plans

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Assume role as an advisor for a group of students (approximately 7)
  • Advise a club or activity and supervise periodic study hall
  • Demonstrate energetic commitment to professional development
  • Attend and actively contribute to meetings during and after the school day, including but not limited to departmental, committee, divisional and grade-level meetings
  • Attend community events throughout the school year


Education: Bachelor’s degree in English  or a related discipline required. Master’s degree preferred. 

Experience: 2 years of teaching experience in English or a related discipline

Requirement: All employees must be fully vaccinated and show proof of their full COVID 19 vaccination.

Salary Range: Compensation for the time period will be prorated based on an annual salary range of $70,000 - $98,915

Poly Prep strives to be an equitable, just, and diverse community, one proud of and deeply committed to empowering students to discover who they are and what they want to be. In keeping with the country day school philosophy, we seek community members who will share a passion for learning in and out of the classroom. 

We offer a supportive environment, with a full benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a generous match on our 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability, flexible spending account, pre-tax commute benefit, and free lunch).   

How to Apply: Click [Apply for this position] to submit your resume, cover letter, and specific evidence of qualifications to Peter Nowakoski, The Peter and Isabel Malkin Chair of English.

Poly Prep is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.  We prohibit 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.