St. Michael’s Episcopal School seeks a qualified full-time middle school humanities teacher for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Middle School employs the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program, which emphasizes interdisciplinary learning to assist students in making practical connections between their studies and the real world. This is a ten month position beginning in August.
The successful candidate will…
excellent verbal and written skills and ability to communicate with students, parents and colleagues;
a minimum of 3 years of experience teaching (preferably in middle school) both English/writing as well as social studies/history.
a bachelor’s degree in education, English, history, or a related field. An advanced degree is preferred, though not required.
The ideal candidate will have…
used a variety of instructional strategies and assessment methods to meet the cognitive and affective needs of all students;
worked cooperatively with colleagues on a consistent basis;
integrated technology effectively into student learning;
demonstrated kindness, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, investment in continued learning and profession growth, and a passion for supporting children as they grow and learn;
worked actively to cultivate an inclusive environment and support a school community grounded in empathy, social responsibility, and an appreciation and respect for individual differences;
employed effective classroom management skills;
demonstrated an embrace of the IB approach to learning as well as a track record of modeling the characteristics detailed in the IB learner profile;
mentored middle school-aged students to support their personal and social-emotional growth;
demonstrated success in significantly growing students’ capacity to communicate in a variety of forms, lead among them writing;
experience learning and teaching a variety of social science fields, historical & language arts subjects, with emphasis on writing;
directed/coached school activities/clubs/sports outside of the classroom.
Additional Salary Information: Across all years of experience, St. Michael’s salaries are at/above the median for Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
Full-time employees get 100% tuition remission for all children attending St. Michael’s as well as 50% tuition remission for all children attending Trinity Episcopal School.
In addition to salary and beginning in the third year of service, the School automatically contributes to a 403(b) as a percentage of the employee’s salary according to the schedule below. No employee match is required and 100% vesting begins immediately.
3-5 years = 3% 6-10 years = 5% 11-14 years = 8% >15 years = 10%
All full-time employees may elect to contribute to the school-sponsored tax deferred annuity program through TIAA-CREF. Employees can defer (up to $18,000 in 2016) salary pre-tax into a 403(b).
In addition to salary, the School allocates funds ($5,000 in 2016-17) which employees can allocate across the variety of options listed below based on personal circumstances.
• vision pan
• dental pan
• 403(b) retirement account
• flexible spending account (health and/or dependent care)
• salary (post-tax, other options are pre-tax)
The School provides 100% coverage for attendance at non-credit courses/conferences, and 50% reimbursement for graduate level courses.