DEPARTMENT: Upper School

REPORTS TO: Director of Upper School

FLSA STATUS: Exempt; hiring for the 2024-2025 school year



Hathaway Brown School seeks a full-time Upper School English teacher for the 2024-2025 academic year. Ideal candidates will possess upper school teaching experience, facility with a range of diverse texts, and a background in writing instruction. 

We are searching for a gifted educator who can contribute the following to our community: 

  • Foster joy and enthusiasm for literature and language in a supportive and inclusive classroom environment. 

  • Construct creative and rigorous approaches to developing a range of critical reading and writing skills appropriate to the course and student ability. 

  • Seek out opportunities to expand cultural competence and design curricula rooted in diverse perspectives and experiences. 

  • Collaborate constructively with colleagues on innovative and interdisciplinary course design. 

  • Respond proactively to meet the social, emotional, and intellectual needs of girls in an upper school. 

  • Reflect on individual pedagogical practices for ongoing professional growth and improvement.


  • Instructing four full-credit English classes, specific assignments at the discretion of the English Department Chair. 

  • Mentoring approximately 10 Upper School girls (academic counseling, community building, parent communication, conferencing).

  • Chaperoning/supervisory duties 

  • Engagement in the life of the upper school (presence at assemblies, events, etc.)


A minimum of a Bachelor's degree (preferably in English) from a four-year college or university. Graduate degree recommended


  • Competitive salaries for Independent Schools

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision package, 403(b) plan with matching

  • Employer covered life insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Voluntary insurance offerings: additional life, accident, critical illness, 

  • Professional development program

  • Wellness credit

  • Collaborative teaching environment with seasoned professionals


Hathaway Brown School is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning community through our admission policies, hiring practices, professional development, curricular and extracurricular programming, and school culture. We believe that these communities must be centered on the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people who are members of other marginalized communities. Click here to be directed to our full DEI Statement.


Hathaway Brown School has a rich 146-year history of educating and empowering girls. As Ohio’s oldest continually operating college-preparatory for girls, Hathaway Brown has earned a reputation for academic excellence and innovation in the region and around the country. Home of the Learn for Life signature approach, Hathaway Brown has long been devoted to a fusion of cutting-edge curriculum and experiential learning. Our approximately 850 students and 225 faculty and staff come to Hathaway Brown from 89 different communities in Northeast Ohio, and enjoy our stunning 16-acre campus in Shaker Heights, Ohio – just minutes from the cultural attractions of downtown Cleveland.


Interested candidates should email a cover letter, current resume and statement of pedagogical philosophy to Marty Frazier, English Department Chair, via If you have any questions you may contact Meredith Cavell, Director of Human Resources at 216-320-8112.

Hathaway Brown School
19600 North Park Boulevard
Shaker Heights, OH 44122 



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