What Chapin Looks for in a Teacher
When Chapin looks to hire a new teacher, we seek professionals who place students at the center of their practice. Our teachers are driven by the desire to build relationships with the girls they teach. Those relationships develop when Chapin teachers inspire in their students the same passion for intellectual inquiry they possess. Those relationships deepen when teachers and students work closely, in partnership, to understand a particularly complex problem or to improve skills that are central to success beyond the walls of school. Ask a Chapin girl what makes her teachers great, and she'll tell you they care about her and will give of their time and talent to ensure that each student reaches and surpasses her learning goals.
Chapin teachers are collaborative by nature. They choose to work at Chapin because they thrive in a collegial work environment where professionals work together to develop creative lesson plans and hone teaching practices to meet the needs of each student. Chapin teachers are passionate about their subject matter and about the practice of teaching. Each summer, our teachers revise their curricula, develop new courses, and take advantage of professional development funds to deepen their understanding of how young people, and young girls in particular, learn.
Chapin teachers love to work with girls beyond the walls of the classroom. They serve as advisors to girls in Middle and Upper Schools. They advise clubs and coach teams. They cheer for student athletes on courts and fields, admire their performances on stage, and accompany students on trips abroad.
In short, Chapin teachers are committed to every aspect of a girl's life and to supporting the development of her intellect, her extracurricular interests, and her moral compass.