Punahou School celebrates the richness of its traditions as it embraces the responsibility to provide a relevant educational experience in a rapidly changing world. Punahou places students at the center of the curriculum, with the aim of authentic learning in a sequence and pace that is coherent and purposeful to the individual child. A Punahou education seeks to provide multiple pathways towards growth and success for each student through a broad and meaningful program of studies and through rich experiences for exploration, discovery and mastery. Working within a coherent curricular framework that promotes personalized, product-oriented, inquiry-based learning embedded in authentic, meaningful assessments, Punahou seeks to cultivate curious, confident, and self-directed students. We value the rich opportunities for teaching and learning that are inherent Hawaiian values and in the gift of “place” at Punahou. Our faculty attends to the social-emotional learning of our students via intentional opportunities to provide an environment and a range of learning experiences that educate our children for compassionate, moral, and ethical action at school, in our community, and in the world. Our teachers are agile learners themselves, demonstrating a growth mindset and a commitment to their continual professional development. Incoming teachers will join a dedicated and inspiring faculty whose ongoing reflection and renewal is supported by a schoolwide culture of collaboration and innovation.
In the middle school, the classroom experience is designed around an interdisciplinary teaming model. Candidates should possess the demonstrated ability to function as members of the interdisciplinary teams with the ability to integrate technology into the curriculum and learn new technologies; to interact with students in a variety of instructional settings which include multiple learning centers, outdoor experiences. The ideal candidate will have a passion for teaching middle school students and possess the traits needed to work with middle schoolers. Middle school teachers also serve as an advisor to 12-14 students. The Advisor serves as an advocate for the middle school child and communicates with the child, parents, academic dean, and teachers as needed. Advisors also lead advisory activities. Candidates should be comfortable with leading the advisory program curriculum that is centered on character education and social-emotional and ethical learning (SEEL).
Department: Junior School, Middle School English
Status: Full Time Temporary
FLSA Status: Exempt
Work Year: January 2020 - March 2020
Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM