Detroit Country Day School Send resumes and letters of intent to:
Posting Date: February 2017 www.dcds.edu
Job Title: History Teacher
Department: Upper School Submit by: As soon as possible
Position Available: Fall, 2017 Contact: HR@dcds.edu
JOB DESCRIPTION – Upper School History Teacher
School: Detroit Country Day School
Location: Beverly Hills, MI
Job title: History Teacher – Upper School
Salary range: TBD
The responsibilities of the post are to be performed in accordance with the provisions of the teacher contract issued for this position.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in History.
Advanced degrees preferred.
Teaching certificate not necessary but favorably considered.
Preference to candidates with coaching experience or expressed willingness to coach or direct activities. Multiple coaching opportunities available.
Proficient and enthusiastic user of technology.
Professional collegiality and enthusiasm for young people required.
Main duties and responsibilities
To provide innovative, comprehensive, and content-rich instruction designed to foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills within the context of a diverse curriculum.
To individualize writing instruction in the context of historical research and writing with emphasis on rhetoric and language.
To instil in students an appreciation for history, and to teach the concepts of being a historian and writing historical research.
To create and manage a caring, supportive, purposeful and stimulating environment which is conducive to children’s learning.
To create various classroom activities designed to foster student-centered learning.
To plan and prepare lessons in order to deliver the curriculum that ensures breadth and balance in all subjects.
To identify clear teaching objectives and learning outcomes, with appropriate challenge and high expectations.
To organize and manage groups or individual pupils ensuring differentiation of learning needs, reflecting all abilities.
To plan opportunities to develop the social, emotional and cultural aspects of pupils’ learning.
To maintain a regular system of monitoring, assessment, record-keeping and reporting of children’s progress.
Contribute to the development and co-ordination of the department’s curriculum.
To communicate and consult with parents over all aspects of their children’s education – academic, social and emotional.
To promote equality as an integral part of the role and to treat everyone with fairness and dignity.
To recognize health and safety is a responsibility of every employee, to take reasonable care of self and others and to comply with the Schools Health and Safety policy and any school-specific procedures / rules that apply to this role.
Position open until filled - Interested candidates should apply in writing via Newton ATS
Detroit Country Day School offers students from pre-school through high school an exemplary education rooted in academic vigor and a commitment to the full development of each student’s potential.
Detroit Country Day School provides a superior college preparatory, liberal arts education to young people of cultural and intellectual diversity. Detroit Country Day School promotes each student’s in...-depth exploration of the fine and performing arts, from basic art and music concepts in pre-school to a full conservatory program in the upper grades. Equally important, the school promotes the moral, character and leadership development of all students, enabling them to achieve excellence in their lives and careers, and play effective roles in their families and communities.
Detroit Country Day School also guides students in their physical development, believing it essential to the emergence of a well-rounded individual. The school offers more than 30 team sports, ranging from traditional sports including football, basketball, baseball and softball to snowboarding, mountain biking, figure skating and ultimate frisbee. Athletic teams are primarily coached by Detroit Country Day School faculty and alumni, ensuring that the school’s values are consistently reinforced, both in the class and on the field.
The school’s four distinct campuses are organized by grade level, yet the Detroit Country Day School philosophy is consistent throughout. The school is an independent, coeducational, non-denominational, college preparatory school nationally recognized for excellence in academics, athletics and the fine and performing arts. It offers a superior liberal arts curriculum at all levels, emphasizing Advanced Placement and college-level courses in grades nine through twelve. The prestigious International Baccalaureate program, originally adopted by the school in 1980, qualifies graduates for international university admission or sophomore standing in many American colleges. Every Detroit Country Day School graduate earns acceptance at four-year colleges and universities.
Founded in 1914 by F. Alden Shaw, Detroit Country Day School today enrolls more than 1500 students on four campuses located in Beverly Hills and Bloomfield Township, Michigan. While the school was initially established in Detroit, it now serves more than 50 local communities.