Rowland Hall is an independent school serving 930 students from 2PreK through twelfth grade on two campuses in Salt Lake City. Founded as an Episcopal school in 1867, Rowland Hall has been an independent institution since 1933. Rowland Hall’s mission is “to inspire students to lead ethical and productive lives through a college preparatory program that promotes the pursuit of academic and personal excellence.” The school offers a progressive education that includes a rigorous academic program, excellence in the arts, competitive athletic programs, and a nurturing and inclusive community. Located near the base of the stunning Wasatch mountain range and adjacent to the University of Utah, a world-class research university and medical center, Rowland Hall attracts a diverse community of families who may be third generation Utahns or recent transplants choosing Salt Lake for its recreational and cultural opportunities.
Rowland Hall Middle School (grades 6-8) serves 210 students and is focused on the academic, emotional, and social growth of students. The Middle School runs a 7-day rotating schedule with hour-long classes that allow students and teachers to see each other at different times of day. All middle school teachers serve as grade level advisors and on grade level teams with dedicated collaboration time set aside throughout the week to discuss students, curriculum, instructional practices and professional growth. In recent years, the Middle School has focused on more interdisciplinary learning and experiential learning and has moved towards a more extensive grading system (“Mission Based Grading”) and runs a 1-1 iPad program. The Middle School runs a 1-1 iPad program with Apple TVs in each classroom and most teachers host their curriculum in Canvas. The Middle School has a strong culture for experiential education including grade level class trips in the fall, five afternoons of Winter Sports, and a growing interest in opportunities for outdoor education.
Instructing: Lead instruction of four sections of 15-20 students of 8th grade science in a 7-day rotating schedule with hour-long classes.
Advising: Facilitate one advisory period and five study halls/connections periods per week, and communicate with advisees and their families regarding their academic, social, and emotional growth.
Learning/Collaborating: Utilize one class rotating period (5 of 7 days) to collaborate with grade level, department, division, and all-school colleagues and/or develop skills outlined in an individualized professional growth plan.
Communicating: Keep open lines of communication (listening, writing, speaking) with colleagues, students, and families.
Contributing: Fulfill duties (recess, lunch supervision, etc.) as assigned and serving on all-school committees as requested or desired.
This is a full-time, exempt position beginning August 1, 2018, and ending July 31, 2019, and reports to the Middle School Principal.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and any other supporting materials to Andrea Beckman at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the school, please visit rowlandhall.org
Equal Employment Opportunity
Rowland Hall is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, believes that each individual is entitled to equal opportunity without regard to sex, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal or state anti-discrimination laws. Rowland Hall’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
Bachelor’s degree required or comparable experience; Master’s degree in subject area preferred
Desire to work with and experience teaching upper school and middle school students
Ability to support the mission statement of the school
Strength in curriculum development and innovative, researched instructional practices
Proficiency using a learning management system, web-based applications, and other online resources.
Demonstrates cultural competency, both in and outside of the classroom
Sense of humor, flexible, self-reflective, and strong communicator (listening, writing, speaking)
Enjoys working collaboratively with colleagues and students