Possesses a Master’s Degree and has taught in the areas of History and Social Studies for at least 4 years;
Demonstrates expertise with the use of primary documents for research and classroom activities;
Exhibits a strong interest and expertise in the teaching of writing;
Expresses a desire to participate in the creation of a new Humanities Department;
Participates in departmental curriculum development, vision and pedagogy;
Practices Understanding by Design course frameworks;
Displays a continuing commitment to the teaching profession through professional development opportunities;
Actively participates in the life of a school in all its facets;
Maintains a growth plan linked to yearly goals;
Initiates cooperative efforts to further best teaching practices;
Demonstrates sensitivity to all school constituents.
Provides instruction in varying group sizes and individually in the specified subject matter.
Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
Develops lesson plans and instructional materials as part of planned learning experiences to motivate pupils.
Evaluates pupil academic and social growth, keeps accurate records, prepares progress reports and communicates with parents on individual pupil progress.
Maintains professional competence through participation in in-service education activities provided by the school and/or self-selected professional growth activities.
Completes all reports as required, including student evaluation, orders, program evaluation and lesson plans.
Interprets the educational program to parents and other community members through personal conferences, meetings and various media.
Attends faculty meetings, in-service meetings, team meetings, grade level meetings or department meetings as required.
Administers and scores such tests as may be required by the school.
Performs basic attendance accounting as required.
Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day as required.
Initiates or participates in the Experiential Education Program with students.
Performs other duties of an adjunct nature, which are necessary to smooth operation of the school as needed.
Familiarity with computers and expertise in the use of technology to enhance instruction is also preferred. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), and be able to learn to use other applications and hardware (Google Drive, Apple TV, On Record, Blackboard, etc.).
The ideal candidate will possess or demonstrate the following: a growth mindset, self-motivation, positive energy, strong interpersonal skills, a service-oriented and team approach to work, approachability, openness to new and divergent ideas, excellent oral and written communication skills, and comfort in an educational setting where children and adults are present.
All school personnel must successfully complete a fingerprint background check through Live Scan and provide current tuberculosis clearance.
Applicants should submit (1) their current CV/resume, (2) a cover letter indicating why they are particularly interested in and qualified for this role, (3) a statement of educational philosophy, and (4) a sample lesson plan.
About La Jolla Country Day School
La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) is an independent coeducational day school for students in early childhood (age 3) through Grade 12. LJCDS prides itself on identifying students and teachers of character who have a strong work ethic and a desire for greatness in any realm that inspires them. Through an outstanding faculty and staff, the school delivers an exceptional academic program, mentors the pursuit of greatness, and engages thought leaders into the fabric of the school. Its promise is to “Inspire Greatness for a Better World.”