Upper School English Teacher

  • Madison-Ridgeland Academy
  • Madison, MS, USA
  • Sep 19, 2023
Full time Teacher

Job Description

Immediate Opening - Start Date, November 1, 2023

General Description

Mission:  Madison-Ridgeland Academy is a college preparatory Christian School committed to educating each student’s mind, body, and spirit.

Vision:  Madison-Ridgeland Academy is committed to excellence in teaching the mind, reaching the heart, and inspiring servant leaders who will impact the world for Jesus Christ.

Job Summary: 

High School English

Hired by: 

Associate Head of School

Responsible to: 

High School Principal 

Evaluated: An annual written evaluation is provided by the Secondary School Administration, which includes the High School Principal and the Director of Instruction.

Type of position: This is a contracted, exempt employee that is paid on a salaried basis.

Employee Profile:

Spiritually, the employee shall possess characteristics that reflect:

  • A strong clear Christian testimony

  • A mature, godly spirit

  • A person of faith and prayer

Personally, the employee’s life shall reflect:

  • A lifestyle of biblical integrity

  • A spirit of dedication, commitment, flexibility, and responsiveness

  • The ability to listen and respond to counsel

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the school system’s effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range issues that must be addressed; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommending options and courses of action; implementing directives

  • .Establish and adjust course outlines and objectives by following curriculum guidelines and school goals; modifying plans on the basis of student diagnostic and assessment procedures

  • Convey information to students by using language concepts, examples, demonstrations, and teaching aids through such best practices utilizing the integration of technology with subject matter

  • Complete educational requirements by scheduling and assigning instructional activities following up on results

  • Assess student learning by preparing, administering, and scoring tests; reviewing and correcting assignments; eliciting student questions and responses; evaluating the application of learning to classroom project results

  • Maintain student-learning results by providing instructional feedback, coaching, counseling and disciplining students, planning, monitoring, and appraising learning results

  • Maintain records by documenting learning accomplishments, attendance, and behavior

  • Guide students’ personal and social development by establishing rules and procedures for administrative matters, student verbal participation, and student movement within the classroom, between classrooms, and within the school building

  • Help parents by providing academic information, suggesting available educational and social resources, addressing parents’ concerns, answering questions and requests

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, participating in professional societies

  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations

  • Conserve resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish educational results

  • Other duties as assigned by the Principal



  • Mississippi Association of Independent Schools issued Teacher’s Certification in the area of assignment.

  • Bachelor’s degree in education and/or equivalent required subject hours

Physical, Environmental, and Mental Requirements

  • Regularly standing and walking around the classroom, lecturing and monitoring students.

  • Regularly sitting at the computer requiring repetitive finger motion and manual dexterity.

  • Close visual acuity is required for viewing a computer monitor, preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing, and reading.

  • Hearing – the ability to perceive sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction

  • Talking – expressing ideas by means of the spoken word to convey instructions to students, parents, and other workers

  • Ability to communicate effectively, even in stressful situations

  • Primarily inside the classroom environment

  • Occasional lifting of 5 to 20 pounds

  • Subject to frequent interruptions and frequent deadlines