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We're Hiring!

Stone Independent seeks Full Time English Teacher for Fall of 2018.

The Stone Independent School is a progressive, interdisciplinary 9-12 independent school which believes that all students learn best by doing. It is our mission to graduate students who are prepared for college and prepared for a world beyond college, who practice empathy, ethicality, and gratitude, and who are committed to making the world a measurably better place -- and we hire accordingly.  

Position Summary: Full time faculty members teach a full academic load including multiple core classes and electives, teach at least one five-day “intensive” course, help lead morning community time, serve as club and House leaders, mentors, advisors, and -- eventually -- coaches.  Our teachers are engaged in the work of designing curriculum and creating a school culture alongside our students. The ideal candidate will be inquisitive, interested in educational design, engaged by Stone’s mission and creative ethos, highly energetic, and committed to working with adolescents. S/he will have at least three years teaching experience in English, and the academic background to teach in interdisciplinary courses.  S/he’ll be comfortable teaching a wide-range of courses, s/he’ll be able to develop in her students the kinds of sophisticated writing and reading skills needed for success in college, and s/he’ll be excited about the prospect of building an English department from the ground up.

The faculty at Stone is comprised of innovative educators who like to ask "why" -- about pedagogy, about school culture, about education.  Stone Faculty are experts in their field, they believe schools can be bigger and more creative endeavors, they are flexible and joyful, they are committed to social justice, and they laugh an awful lot.  Stone faculty collaborate across Lancaster, help paint classrooms, work in our community garden, serve lunches and attend (very small) school dances and design clubs and travel around the world.  

If you're interested in discussing a career at Stone, send a letter of interest, a resumé, and a list of 3 references to Abby Kirchner ( and AJ Lee (

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