REACH Summer Session English Language Arts and Music Teachers.

Mission: Founded by Regis High School in 2002, REACH (Recruiting Excellence in Academics for Catholic High Schools) is a three-year educational and leadership program which prepares high-achieving middle school boys from families with financial need to earn scholarships at Regis and other leading Catholic high schools in New York City. REACH’s annual calendar includes a summer session and a Saturday session throughout the school year. More information about REACH can be found on the Regis website: http://www.regis.org/reach.

Summer Session: The 6-week summer session consists of a 3-week residential component at the University of Scranton in northeastern Pennsylvania (July 6th – July 26th) or a 3-week day teaching component at Fordham University (July 6th-July 26th). Both sessions conclude with a 3-week day component at Regis High School in Manhattan (July 29th-August 16th. In addition to doing advanced academic work, students participate in courses and activities designed to foster their leadership and spiritual development, and enjoy numerous arts and recreational opportunities. The following summer positions are available:

8th Grade English Language Arts (6 weeks): At Scranton and Regis, the teacher will teach two sections of accelerated English Language Arts to rising 8th grade students. An establish scope and sequence, with a focus on reading and writing, is available as an instructional resource. Class sizes are limited to 15 students.

7th Grade English Language Arts (6 weeks): At Scranton and Regis, the teacher will teach two sections of accelerated English Language Arts to rising 7th grade students. An established scope and sequence, with a focus on reading and writing, is available as an instructional resource. Class sizes are limited to 17 students.

6th Grade English Language Arts (6 weeks): At Fordham and Regis, the teacher will teach two sections of accelerated English Language Arts to rising 6th grade students. An established scope and sequence, with a focus on reading and writing, is available as an instructional resource. Class sizes are limited to 10 students.

Music Teacher: 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades. At Scranton, the Music Teacher introduces students to vocal instruction and music theory. The vocal music class for each section of students meets just three days per week at Scranton for an overall total of 18 class meetings per week. Class sizes are limited to 19 students or less. At Regis, the teacher leads the vocal music elective of 30-35 students in preparation for the end of the summer musical revue of 30 minutes. These students meet for eight sessions per week at Regis for a total of 24 sessions. Individual work is arranged as needed. Throughout the 6 weeks, the teacher will lead students in song at both chapel and in mass. Music selection is left to the vocal music teacher in collaboration with the REACH Director.

Compensation: Faculty members receive a summer stipend of $4,680. At the University of Scranton teachers are provided with their own bedroom in comfortable university apartments and three meals per day in the university dining hall. Teachers are asked to remain on campus for two of the three Scranton weekends. At Regis, faculty hours are generally 9:00am to 4:00pm. Housing is not provided in New York City.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates will hold an academic degree (B.A. and/or M.A.) in the given field or a related one, at least 3 years of middle or high school teaching experience in the designated field, and a demonstrated commitment to the REACH mission. Prior experience teaching academically gifted students and prior experience teaching students from diverse ethnic backgrounds are preferred.

Application: Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to the director of the REACH Program, Rev. Mario Powell, S.J. (mpowell@regis.org). Positions will be filled as we receive applications.




Regis is an EOE (Equal Opportunity Employer)

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