Burgundy Farm Country Day School is a progressive school on a 25-acre campus in Alexandria, Virginia, serving 275 children in junior kindergarten through 8th grade. Burgundy believes children learn best in an inclusive, creative and nurturing environment that engages the whole child. Our innovative, hands-on approach to education cultivates independent thinking, promotes academic excellence, instills respect for diversity, and teaches responsibility for self, for others, and for the natural world. For more, visit www.burgundyfarm.org.
The Middle School Humanities curriculum integrates social studies and language arts through immersion in broad major themes such as, “What is culture?” and “How do we resolve competing interpretations of history?” and “How can we change or influence our world for the better?” Humanities classes incorporate literacy and writing skills; literature, drawing especially on culturally relevant literature as well as some classics; history and geography; contemporary social issues; and leadership (including a focus on advocacy and tolerance of diversity: race, ethnicity, international origin or citizenship, gender, religious affiliation or backgrounds, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic class, political affiliation or belief, and ability).
The Middle School humanities teacher is responsible for daily instructional delivery of the humanities curriculum that aligns with the school’s mission and vision. The humanities teacher will teach classes each day, support a small advisory group daily for ten minutes, lead an advisory group of approximately 11 students for one period a week, and have other Middle School duties as assigned. The humanities teacher reports to the Middle School Head.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Teach according to the stated curriculum, demonstrate thorough planning
- Maintain emphasis on preparing students for the joys and challenge of learning
- Participate in curriculum development, committee, and task force work
- Perform necessary administrative tasks and attend required meetings and events
- Engage in reflective practice and various professional growth activity.
The qualified candidate will have:
- Genuine love of learning and desire to work with children as a facilitator of learning
- A degree with a major in education, English or a related field
- Collaborative spirit
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Ability to organize and manage a positive classroom
- Willingness to teach and adapt an integrated curriculum
- Understanding of diverse students, learning styles, and behavioral issues
- Commitment to differentiated instruction
- Interest in outdoor, hands-on and environmental education
- Arrive by 8:00 a.m., depart after 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Tuesday, when faculty meetings begin at 3:30 p.m. and end at 5:00 p.m.
- The School is closed for most national holidays and Winter and Spring Break.
Salary and Benefits:
- Salaries are based on a competitive independent school scale with increases for advanced degrees and experience; $2000 step increase for master’s degree.
- Health, dental, life insurance, and long-term disability, as well as a retirement plan, are offered in a cafeteria plan to all full-time employees
- $7400 applied toward a benefit plan or taken as cash remuneration.
- a 403(b) plan with TIAA, with an initial 3% employer contribution and then 6% employer contribution after two years, irrespective of employee contribution.
- A tuition benefit (50% discount) is offered for one qualified child attending Burgundy for children of 70% to full-time employees only. (Fac-staff children are eligible for additional financial aid also.)
How to Apply: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Elizabeth Lener, Assistant Head of School, email@example.com No phone calls please.
Burgundy Farm Country Day School actively maintains its commitment to equal opportunity for all employees. To fulfill this commitment, we recruit, hire, promote, and retain individuals in all job titles without regard to race, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, or disability.