Holland Hall seeks a passionate, committed educator who is energized by work with students to serve as a full-time Upper School Social Studies and Humanities Teacher. This teaching position is responsible for three sections of team-taught American Studies, one section of a semester long senior-level social studies elective, and a semester-long senior-level English elective. There is also the possibility of independent studies with students. Class size averages 13-16 students. The American Studies program is unique because a Social Studies and English teacher are in the classroom at the same time. This course builds off of a year-long US History course during the 10th grade year. 11th grade students take American Studies to fulfill both their English and Social Studies graduation requirements. It is an experiential and project-based class that takes place around a Harkness table. Harkness discussions are a key component of the class.
The candidate should have a history of evaluating student progress and offering individualized help to meet student needs. We encourage service learning in the local community, and we foster an atmosphere where curriculum is developed and refined to reflect the contemporary world. The position also entails serving as an advisor to a small group of upper school students, keeping track of each advisee’s progress through ongoing communication with teachers and families.
Other qualifications include the following: • Demonstrates a broad knowledge of America’s historical past and historiography • Incorporates a wide-range of assessment practices • Differentiates for individual learning styles and provides individualized assistance as appropriate to meet student needs • Maintains a high level of organization in order to balance the teaching demands within a modular schedule
Interested candidates will enjoy working with a professional and collaborative faculty that strives to provide each child with an opportunity to explore and grow his or her whole self. Candidates must have a strong background in the subject being taught, be willing to work in a team environment, have a deep respect for upper school students, and be willing to contribute to the extracurricular programming of the school.
Interested candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in the Arts (or related experience and education). A Master’s degree and teaching experience are preferred but not required. Holland Hall’s Upper School is a One-to-One program with Macbook laptops. Comfort with technology and its integration to accelerate student learning is key to the school's current focus.
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Holland Hall was established in 1922 and currently serves approximately 950 PreK through 12th grade students in a coeducational setting. An Episcopal school distinguished by an excellent academic program and a student-centered environment emphasizing a holistic approach to education, we strive to provide a challenging, comprehensive educational experience grounded in a rigorous liberal arts, colle...ge preparatory curriculum that promotes critical thinking and life-long learning. True to our Episcopal tradition, we seek to foster in each student a strong moral foundation and a deep sense of social responsibility in an open, ecumenical environment. Holland Hall graduates attend colleges and universities across the country, including some of the nation’s most selective institutions. The Holland Hall community welcomes students of diverse racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds. For more information on Holland Hall, please visit www.hollandhall.org.