Join the dedicated staff at a growing, progressive, secondary school

Job Description

The Academy for Young Writers, a public 6-12 school, is looking to expand our program with talented, dedicated, progressive educators. 


We are looking for strong candidates in all areas.

Global History, Science, Math, SPED (Science & History), ELA, Restorative Justice Coordinator (Dean)

About Us:

The Academy for Young Writers is a 6-12 college preparatory program so that our students have as many options after graduating as possible.  We use writing across all areas of our curriculum as a tool for generating comprehension and retaining knowledge.  While we do celebrate creative writing, our name derives from the belief that all forms of writing help a person to become better educated and more expressive. Our exhibition based curriculum across content areas allows students to write in all subject areas, reflect using the habits of mind, and share their work in annual portfolio roundtable presentations.

At Young Writers we value the power of the relationships that members of our community develop with one another through our Advisory program. Advisory is the place where feel most individually known and most accountable.


We are excited to expand our academic program for the 2016-2017 school year.  Our state of the art school building on the Spring Creek Campus has SMART Boards, document cameras, and Mac computers in every instructional space and our students and teachers have access to the additional technology and facilities necessary for a rigorous, engaging, and comprehensive 21st century education.


Who We Are Looking for:

We are looking for experienced, progressive, committed, and creative educators who are excited to be part of the growing staff of our 6-12 programs. Strong candidates will have the ability to effectively work with a diverse range of learners and to work collaboratively with their peers in developing develop curriculum, shaping school initiatives, and meeting the academic and social needs of our students.

 Teachers at Young Writers:

·       Regularly collaborate in grade teams and departments

·       Plan innovative curriculum and exhibitions using backward design

·       Serve as Advisory teacher and primary school contact for a group of ~15 students

·       Develop and administer periodic assessments (DYOs) 3 times a year to track student progress and inform future planning

·       Establish a classroom culture consistent with the tone and philosophy of our learning community

·       Reflect on successes and struggles in the classroom to consistently improve their teaching practice

·       Are willing to go above and beyond to meet students’ needs and the needs of our school community


How to apply:

Send resume to jobs@academyforyoungwriters.org