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Position Type Teacher
School Name Purnell School
City, State Pottersville, NJ 
Posted 08/13/2019

Purnell School seeks candidates for the position of Humanities Teacher. This is a full-time position beginning in late August 2019.  Candidates should possess a bachelor's degree in English or a related field (master's preferred) and should have experience teaching upper level English literature and reading and writing skills. A background and/or degree in special education or learning disabilities is preferred.

Candidates should also be willing to contribute to the life of the school outside the classroom. Most faculty live on campus, and housing is available. Families and pets are welcome. 

Founded in 1963, Purnell enjoys a long history of progressive, college preparatory education for girls. Purnell is distinguished by our Learning & Wellness approach to all academic and student life experiences, our student-centered teaching and learning, and our warm and caring community.


  • Teach English literature, writing, and History courses

  • Provide effective and supportive instruction for students with diverse learning profile including learning disabilities and ADHD

  • Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices

  • Support the well-being of all students

  • Participate actively in other aspects of the student experience and school functioning, including leading a student club or activity and participating in mandatory residential duties

  • Collaboratively plan, observe classes, and design cross-curricular projects with members of a dynamic academic team

  • Maintain accurate and complete records

  • Attend selective professional development conferences/seminars to further enhance professional knowledge

  • Provide support to several students as their Advisor, the main communicative link between students and their families

  • Work collaboratively with faculty and administrators

  • Demonstrate a sincere interest in teaching and learning and a positive growth mindset

Technology competency in both Mac and PC applications as well as other assistive and instructional technology preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience and education.

To apply, please submit resume, three references, and cover letter to Anne Glass, Head of School at

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