The Social Studies Teacher reports directly to the Head of the Upper School. This position will start in the 2017-18 school year.
Teaches four classes per six-day cycle to two different sections of 7th Grade Social Studies and two different sections of 5th Grade Social Studies.
Intense focus on developing reading, writing, and critical analysis skills.
Uses social studies to further the identity, equity, and justice curriculum in the Upper School.
Teaches/proctors an elective period in the Upper School.
Will serve as an advisor for approximately seven students. Responsibilities include advocating for the students, communicating with parents about advisees’ progress, guiding advisees through daily school life, sharing information, and leading discussions.
Attends regular guidance meetings for Grades 5 & 7 with student support teams to discuss student concerns.
Collaborates with the 5th and 7th grade English teacher and 6th and 8th Grade Social Studies teacher to coordinate a clear scope and sequence from grade to grade in terms of both subject matter and skill development.
Collaborates with the Learning Specialist and School Psychologist when appropriate to ensure students are being fully supported and challenged.
Leads parent/teacher conferences twice yearly.
Writes comments twice yearly for students in Grades 5 & 7.
Is proactive and consistent in parent communication.
Attends Wednesday afternoon meetings.
Periodically monitors lunch and recess, as well as bus or porch.
Accompanies upper school on overnight trip in the fall.
Leads/ facilitates spring 5th Grade Literary Breakfast.
Is available for other school events and activities as needed.
The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine is an independent, Episcopal, K-8 day school for girls and boys of all faiths. The School is committed to a rigorous academic program that integrates the arts, athletics, and leadership development. Located on New York City’s Upper West Side on the 13-acre Close of the Cathedral, the School offers a unique setting for the celebration of the many traditio...ns shared by its families. The School prides itself in being a diverse community in partnership with families who take an active role in their children’s intellectual, ethical, social, and emotional growth. The Cathedral School offers a stimulating environment in which each child can become an articulate, confident, and responsible citizen of the world. Continuing a century-old relationship, the School draws upon the Cathedral’s vast resources and provides its children’s choir.