Teaching at Hawken
Hawken goes to great lengths to find the best teachers. It's why our interview process is such a rigorous one. First, prospective teachers are interviewed by Hawken's administration. Next, they are evaluated by Hawken teachers. Then they are asked to teach -- in a classroom, observed by their peers. Becoming a teacher at Hawken is not easy; however, Hawken does offer its teachers many advantages. Hawken commits over a quarter million dollars a year to teachers' professional development -- an extraordinary amount. These funds enable our teachers to pursue advanced degrees, to attend conferences and workshops, to travel abroad -- gaining knowledge and experience they can bring back to the classroom. Such support is a tremendous benefit to our teachers -- but even more so to those they teach.
Equal Opportunity at Hawken
Hawken School is an independent, college preparatory day school serving 950 students in grades Preschool through 12. Founded in 1915, its mission still reflects the words of James A. Hawken, "That the better self shall prevail, and each generation introduce its successor to a higher plane of life." Central Beliefs include: Fair Play, Individuality and Community, Learning with Passion and Rigor, Tradition and Innovation, and Diversity. Hawken offers capable and committed students a learning environment that is coeducational, pluralistic and nonsectarian.
Northeast Ohio is rich in cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities. It surrounds a major city that is both an industrial and medical center and a leading corporate home office location. The greater Cleveland community has long had the benefit of a concerned citizenry, actively involved in and supportive of the area's fine cultural institutions. Among them are The Cleveland Playhouse, the revitalized downtown Playhouse Square Foundation, the Great Lakes Shakespeare Theater Festival, and several local dramatic arts groups, as well as the world class Cleveland Orchestra and Museum of Art.
Hawken School is an independent, coeducational day school and equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and strongly urges all qualified individuals to apply to our employment opportunities.