JOB SUMMARY Under the general direction of the Head of Upper School, the history teacher is responsible for preparing curriculum in the upper school. The ideal candidate will have three years of teaching experience and hold a bachelor's degree in history, master's preferred. Experience with or willingness to work within a 1:1 tablet laptop environment is a must. In addition to servicing as an advisor to 10-12 students, the position includes additional community responsibilities such as coaching and/or club sponsorship.
Prepares course materials such as a syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts that fit into the framework of a one-to-one laptop environment.
Evaluates and grades students’ class work, assignments, and papers.
Compiles, administers, and grades assessments.
Works with the department chair to plan, evaluate, and revise curriculum, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
Attends faculty meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops, as well as stays current with professional readings and research in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
Uses effective classroom management techniques to ensure effective learning.
Serves as an advisor for 10-12 upper school students.
Maintains regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students.
Maintains expertise in subject matter through professional development.
Meets with parents and guardians to discuss their child’s progress.
Assures effective two-way communication at all levels of responsibility.
Serves on divisional and school-wide curriculum and program committees.
Serves as a mentor to new faculty.
Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the School’s discretion.
JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor degree in subject matter required and Masters preferred.
Ability to work in an environment that embraces a diverse community of students, educators, parents, and alums.
Experience working in a one-to-one laptop environment or relevant technology skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must enjoy working and learning with children.
For immediate consideration complete our online application at www.micds.org/jobs. During the application process you will be asked to upload your cover letter, resume, and statement of teaching philosophy.
Founded in 1859, MICDS is a nonprofit, independent, preparatory school offering non-sectarian education to qualified students regardless of national origin, race or religion. MICDS consists of the Ronald S. Beasley Lower School, for grades Junior Kindergarten-4; Middle School, offering a coordinate model of single-gender education in the core curricular classes, for students in grades 5-8; and the Upper School for grades 9-12. MICDS is recognized as one of the nation's leaders in independent education.