Duke School offers an exceptional project-based learning environment that seeks to develop high level analytical and critical thinking skills in all of its students. This focus is fully integrated with explicit instruction in the core academic disciplines of mathematics, science, social sciences, world languages, and English. This engaging and rigorous approach to educating middle school students is implemented by a collaborative team of four teachers at each grade level. Middle school at DS is comprised of grades 5-8, with each grade enrolling approximately 48 students. The majority of students live in either Durham or Chapel Hill.
We are seeking an exceptional middle school teacher with a sound understanding of best practices in the teaching of language arts and working with adolescents. The ideal candidate will have an education degree with a focus on language arts. At least three years teaching experience with a grounding in common core the workshop model. A deep understanding of middle school philosophy and a commitment to the academic and social/emotional growth of students is essential. Being able to work collaboratively on a team is critical for this position.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation and benefits are competitive.
About Duke School
Duke School, located in Durham, N.C., offers an exceptional project-based learning environment in which it seeks to develop high levels of analytical and critical thinking skills among all of its students. This engaging process is fully integrated with explicit instruction in the workshop based academic disciplines of reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social sciences, and world languages. This engaging, unique, yet rigorous approach to educating K-8th students is implemented by a collaborative team of two teachers in each classroom at every grade level.
The program is further enriched by additional opportunities in Spanish, the fine arts, and physical education. The lower school at DS is comprised of a preschool for 3-4 year olds, kindergarten, and grades 1-4, with each grade enrolling approximately 45 students. The majority of students are drawn from the communities of Durham and Chapel Hill. Compensation and benefits are competitive with the local public school system.