Career Opportunities

Teaching Fellows at SLS

Welcome and thank you for considering the St. Luke’s Teaching Fellows Program. The Fellows Program is a unique opportunity for upcoming or recent college graduates who are considering a career in teaching. Unlike traditional teacher assistant programs, St. Luke’s Fellows teach their own classes from day one. Fellows at St. Luke’s are provided with robust support networks and training to feel empowered yet are given the autonomy to make the classroom their own.


What makes the St. Luke's Fellows Program distinctive?

List of 5 items.

  • Consistent guidance and feedback

    St. Luke’s Fellows learn the craft of teaching over two years under the guidance of the Fellows Director and their Department Chair.  Fellows will teach a reduced course load while receiving regular instruction and support--pedagogical support from the Fellows Director, and content support from the Department Chair. The Fellows have a weekly meeting with the cohort as well as a one-on-one meeting with the Fellows Director to create lesson plans, design assessments, provide student feedback, and ensure an equitable, engaging, and inspiring classroom environment. To that point, weekly observations give Fellows the most targeted and constructive feedback possible.
  • Opportunities to connect with students beyond the classroom

    Each Teaching Fellow is partnered with an experienced teacher to co-advise a group of 6-8 students. Fellows also participate in all three seasons of co-curricular activities after school, through coaching sports, theatre arts, publications, or speech and debate. This relationship outside of the classroom enables Fellows to pursue personal interests, practice effective leadership skills, and allows students to see Fellows as role models. Fellows may also provide one-on-one tutorial support for students in structured periods each week.
  • Ongoing professional development

    Aside from the weekly in-house professional development, a distinctive feature of the St. Luke’s Fellows Program is the rich professional development component. Teachers grow through reflection and deliberate practice, as well as through expanding their horizons by attending professional development outside of the school walls. Fellows attend two professional development experiences as a cohort:

    The New England New Teachers Seminar (one week summer workshop) 
    The New England New Teacher Seminar 2.0 (three-day summer workshop in second year)

    On-going professional development in technology is provided by our Academic Technology Department. Each Fellow is paired up with an Academic Technologist to help design, implement, and reflect on innovative technology projects in their classroom. Through bi-weekly meetings, Fellows receive training that has a direct and profound impact on student learning. 

    In the second year, each Fellow selects a professional development experience of their choice. This might be something in their subject area or another area of interest that pertains to their teaching. Also in the second year, Fellows will work closely with the Center for Leadership, a distinguishing signature program of the school. With mentorship by CFL staff, they will learn to design and deliver a co-curricular program that helps every student to develop their own unique leadership abilities - including training in public speaking, team leadership development, and service-learning pedagogy.
  • Assistance during job search

     
     
    St. Luke’s provides extensive guidance on completing a job search in education including bringing a professional recruiter to campus, financial support to attend a job fair, and mock interviews by a panel of in-house administrators. Additionally, 
    with structured support from Academic Technologists, Fellows will create and maintain an online portfolio/resume that showcases best practices, video clips of teaching, and features student projects.
  • Competitive annual salary and full benefits

    Fellows receive an annual salary of $43,000 and full benefits including health care. Teaching Fellowships are available in the following subject areas, dependent on need in any given year:

    English
    History
    Mathematics
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Physics
    French
    Spanish
    Leadership Studies

Contact Us

If you would like to be considered for future teaching opportunities at St. Luke’s, please email your resume and a thoughtful cover letter to:

Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Innovation and Leadership, at foleyj@stlukesct.org.

Abby Abbott, Fellows Program Director, at abbotta@stlukesct.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer

St. Luke’s School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Luke’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of each and every member is respected and valued.
St. Luke’s School is a secular private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving 25 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.