Sacred Heart Academy seeks a dynamic, passionate, and experienced English teacher for the 2018-2019 academic school year. The position includes teaching four sections of Upper School English and one section of eighth grade English. Experience in or a desire to teach Advanced Placement English Literature preferred.

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic collaborator who seeks professional growth and learning every day and inspires others to do the same through optimism, selflessness, flexibility, and teamwork. The candidate possesses a willingness to collaborate with dedicated educators within a humanities curriculum. The candidate will show an empathy for and a passion to work with adolescent girls as well as a commitment to the development of the whole child.


  • Passion for teaching and for girls’ education
  • Ability to design and facilitate rigorous, empowering learning that is student-centered and meaningful
  • Intellectual curiosity and a desire to spark a love of learning in students
  • Excellent communication skills, a genuine appreciation of adolescents, a sense of humor, and the ability to work well within a collaborative environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree preferred
  • Prior English teaching experience strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of classroom technology: interactive smart boards, learning management systems, Google, and more

Please send a cover letter and resume; applications will be accepted through April 1, 2018.  Interested candidates should contact Mrs. Lisa Carey, Director of Studies, at [email protected]. To learn more about Sacred Heart Academy visit us at

SHA Overview
Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls. Founded in 1865 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the school has been lay-owned and governed since 1969. Sacred Heart has a strong tradition of excellence in education as envisioned by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat.

Sacred Heart Academy is part of a national network of 24 independent schools located in North America which share a common heritage and vision. There are more than 120 Sacred Heart schools around the world providing an international campus for our students at Bryn Mawr through exchange programs, summer workshops, service opportunities and use of the Sofie Network.

For more than 150 years in Philadelphia, the goals of Sacred Heart’s educational program have remained the same: to produce self-confident women, to provide a challenging intellectual education, to develop a love of God, and to create a desire to help others. A holistic approach to learning seeks to respond to the academic, athletic, aesthetic, spiritual, social and emotional needs of each girl with a curriculum that is well grounded in basic and specialized courses.

Sacred Heart is a Catholic school with a tradition of ecumenism, welcoming the enrichment that students and faculty of all faiths offer. By its religious education program, the school seeks to foster open-mindedness and reverence for differences. In 1978, Sacred Heart moved from Overbrook to Bryn Mawr where it continues to root its academic program in the liberal arts and to empower young women to develop their potential as scholars and leaders.