A junior boarding and day school for boys in grades six, seven, eight, and nine

The Eaglebrook School Faculty

Eaglebrook School is middle school for boys in grades six, seven, eight, and nine located in Deerfield, Massachusetts, that has a population of 200 boarders, 50 day students and 70 faculty, most of whom live on campus. The school emphasizes an individualized approach to the education of boys and has strong offerings in the traditional academic disciplines as well as the performing and visual arts and a wide variety of sports. All teachers are expected to contribute in some way to the three main aspects of school life: classes, residential life and sports, and faculty usually teach all grade levels.

Eaglebrook’s Mission
Eaglebrook’s role is simple: to help each boy come into full and confident pos¬session of his innate talents, to improve the skills needed for the challenges of secondary school, and to establish values that will allow him to be a person who respects individual differences and acts with thoughtfulness and humanity.

At the heart of the school is the shared life of teachers, their families, and boys working together. Teachers make learning an adventure and watch over each boy’s personal growth. They endeavor to motivate boys to reach beyond the easily attained and help them realize that mistakes can lead to progress.

Outline of Main Faculty Responsibilities
Faculty are expected to contribute in three main areas of school life: academics, athletics, and residential. However, the job goes beyond these three areas as faculty act as role models and mentors for the students throughout the day. The average faculty member will spend a great deal of time with students during the day, and the quality of these interactions is critical.
 
Values
All faculty are expected to uphold and support, both in word and deed, the mission of the school, its core values, and its policies. All adults who work for Eaglebrook need to present an exemplary model of adult behavior, maintain proper social and emotional boundaries with all other community members and work cooperatively and openly with other faculty, staff, administrators, and parents.
 
Teaching Responsibilities
  • Plan and teach three age appropriate and thoughtfully individualized academic classes
  • Plan and teach one trimester of an elective (a non-academic class that the teacher helps design)
  • In conjunction with the Curriculum and Academic Support offices, design and implement individualized plans for student with differing learning styles
  • Promptly and regularly grade, record, evaluate and return student work
  • Communicate regularly and as needed with Department Chair as well as each students’ advisors and parents
  • Write reports for students in all classes at mid-trimester and trimester’s end
  • Engage in appropriate professional development in one’s field (conferences, school visits etc.)
  • Complete professional development portfolio self-evaluation requirements
  • Meet regularly with department chair and attend and participate in department meetings
 
Dormitory Advisor Responsibilities
  • Meet with advisees regularly to discuss work, life, and school; communicate relevant information to parents, administrators, and other teachers
  • Work with advisees, parents, and administration to plan and manage academic course selections, athletic commitments, extra-curricular and committee choices, and community service involvement in accordance with school curriculum
  • Be in frequent contact with parents, promptly returning phone call and emails
  • Help steer advisees to appropriate resources on campus
  • In conjunction with the Curriculum and Academic Support offices, design and implement individualized plans for student with differing learning styles
  • Provide opportunities for advisees to socialize informally in faculty apartments
  • Plan meaningful and varied Home Night activities
  • Participate in the daily running of the safe, clean dorm according to dorm procedures and duty schedules
  • Write advisor letters at mid-term and social life comments at term end
  • Participate in formal discipline committee meetings involving advisees
  • Attend dorm faculty meetings and full dorm meetings and participate in improving the quality of life in the dorm
  • Meet with Dorm Head to review dormitory performance as part of professional portfolio program
 
 
Coaching Responsibilities
  • Coach three sports a year (always with at least one other coach)
  • In conjunction with head and co-coaches, plan and supervise safe, age-appropriate practice and competition in the sport.
  • Engage in appropriate professional development in one’s sport (conferences, clinics etc.)
  • Insure all athletes participate fully and learn good principle of training and sportsmanship
  • Organize team’s equipment, uniforms and roster before and after games and practices
  • In conjunction with Athletic Department arrange transport and officiating of games
  • Write reports for athletes on team at mid-trimester and trimester’s end
  • Communicate with athletic trainer and Health Center to correctly manage athlete injury and health
  • Help supervise locker rooms and sports fields as assigned
 
General Responsibilities
  • Attend meals and supervise table in dining hall on a daily basis
  • Help with travel transportation at vacation times
  • Attend and participate in weekly and yearly faculty meeting and in-house professional development
  • Participate in all school events such as: Hilly Chases, Sunday Meetings, Athletic Banquets, Field and Memorial Days, daily assemblies etc.
  • Fulfill weekend duties as assigned
 
 

Contact Info

Those applicants interested in applying for a faculty positions at Eaglebrook School should submit a letter of interest along with their resume to:

Paul B. Cyr-Mutty
Assistant Head
Eaglebrook School
271 Pine Nook Road, P.O. Box 7
Deerfield, Massachusetts 01342
(413) 774-7411
pcyrmutty@eaglebrook.org

Those applicants interested in applying for a staff position at Eaglebrook School should submit a letter of interest along with their resume to:

Human Resources
Eaglebrook School
271 Pine Nook Road, P.O. Box 7
Deerfield, Massachusetts 01342
(413) 774-9299
Private fax line: (413) 417-2837

HR@eaglebrook.org