Choate Rosemary Hall’s position at the forefront of secondary education is only made possible, and is further strengthened, by its inspired and inspiring faculty.
Choate faculty work tirelessly year in and year out toward the education and enrichment of our students. They are dedicated professionals who truly love engaging and teaching our students and being a part of their transition into young adulthood. Our approach to curriculum has been recognized by the National Association of Independent Schools for setting a tone for leadership and excellence in teaching and learning – one that encourages ongoing professional development that will move our entire faculty forward, yet is still consistent with our School’s vision and core values. Among our highest priorities is offering faculty opportunities for professional development whereby they can gain a greater knowledge of their area of expertise and keep abreast of significant developments in education, particularly those involving advances in applied neuroscience and pedagogy as it relates to teaching adolescents, and teaching and living within a multicultural context.
Professional Development Snapshot
The following are some of the professional development opportunities our faculty participated in during the 2019-2020 year:
- Reflective Educators - monthly faculty-led sessions on teaching and learning
- Dialogues on Difference Series – faculty-led conversations on a variety of equity and inclusion topics
- SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) - Monthly faculty-led workshops
- White Anti-Racist Workshops - Monthly faculty-led workshops
- Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS): Fostering Wellness Amidst Institutional Anxiety and Racial Stress
- National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS): People of Color Conference and Student Diversity Leadership Institute
- The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) Annual Conference
- Global Online Academy: Designing for Online Learning: Assessments
- American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
- Gilder-Lehrman Institutes
- Learning and the Brain Conference
- Technology, Education and Contemplation Conference
- Graduate study
- At institutions such as Wesleyan University, Hartford Seminary, Harvard Extension School, Middlebury College Language School, Prescott College, Southern Connecticut State University, University of Connecticut, University of Salamanca, and Yale University
- In areas such as Chinese language and teaching, clinical mental health counseling, history, writing, literature, mathematics, religious studies, social justice and community organizing, poetic justice, psychology, and Spanish language and culture
Teaching at Choate
Teaching at a boarding school is a lifestyle decision. It extends beyond teaching in the classroom to coaching on the playing fields, directing in the theater, advising in our residential houses, and all the varied and informal ways in which adults and adolescents interact. You should consider teaching at Choate only if you are prepared to commit to the full, and immensely rewarding, residential life experience of a boarding school community. Choate is dedicated to recruiting, retaining, and supporting an exceptional faculty who reflect the diversity of the student body and are dynamic educators deeply committed to the entire student experience.