Language Arts Instructor (Full time)

Wye River Upper School is seeking a dynamic Language Arts Instructor to join the team at our leading independent school for bright high school students with learning differences including ADHD and dyslexia. The Language Arts Instructor is responsible for preparing and implementing innovative, literacy-rich, and experiential instruction for grades 9-12.

Ideal candidate will have the ability to deliver differentiated learning experiences that integrate Common Core Standards with essential 21st Century competencies. The candidate will plan and implement daily instruction that fosters growth in fluency skills, vocabulary development, reading comprehension, writing skills, and oral language usage. Candidate will create lessons using a variety of fiction and non-fiction text and plan real-world learning opportunities to enhance instruction.

A Wye River Upper School teacher can expect a competitive salary and benefits package.


  • Execute instructional planning using a student centered, inquiry driven, project based approach.

  • Implement a variety of classroom strategies, and instructional tools which fully engage and motivate students in the learning process.

  • Collaborate with colleagues to create cross curricular experiences that are classroom and field based.

  • Demonstrate excellent classroom management and provide ongoing strategies to enable student success with executive functioning.

  • Provide instruction, assessment and feedback characterized by the hallmarks of Schools of the Future (NAIS) and utilizing 21st Century outcomes.

  • Plan individualized instruction that includes modifications and accommodations for students with learning differences.

  • Communicate with parents on a regular basis to report positive student achievements and to discuss student concerns as needed.

  • Participate in professional growth and development opportunities.

  • Monitor and enforce the WRUS Student Code of Conduct.


  • Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a content area related to the school’s work and ideally will hold an advanced graduate degree.

  • Proven experience as an effective teacher of Language Arts.

  • Knowledge related to the learning differences of the student population to include dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, anxiety, executive function disorder, and high functioning ASD.

  • Thorough knowledge of teaching best practices and 21st Century learning outcomes

  • Ability to plan and deliver high interest, engaging, hands-on lessons.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Creative, energetic and passionate about Language Arts and the mission of WRUS.

  • Must be able and willing to participate in and on occasion lead a variety of extracurricular school based activities.

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email:
Jennifer McPeake, jennifermcpeake@wyeriverupperschool.org

Substitute Teachers

Wye River Upper School seeks qualified substitute teachers in a variety of subject areas. Must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree and pass criminal background check. Competitive hourly pay.
Send resume and cover letter to jennifermcpeake@wyeriverupperschool.org.

Wye River Upper School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, employment policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.