Westminster Schools of Augusta seeks a talented and energetic Upper School History teacher for the 2017-18 school year. Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in History or Social Studies education with a willingness and enthusiasm to teach from a biblical world view.
1. Teaches courses in World and US history to secondary students, following the course of study adopted by Westminster Schools of Augusta.
2. Willingness to coach/lead in extracurricular activities. Preference will be given to candidates with Debate, Fine Arts and/or coaching experience.
Applies a Christian worldview to pedagogy and course content.
Utilizes an adopted course of study, instructional program guidelines, and other materials in planning and developing lesson plans and teaching outlines to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects, and communicates those objectives to students.
Prepares, administers, and grades tests and assignments to evaluate students’ progress.
Prepares materials and classrooms for class activities.
Creates and maintains a classroom environment conducive to learning and engagement.
Counsels, confers with and communicates with parents, school, and administration regarding the student progress and the interpretation of the educational program.
Performs a variety of non-instructional duties, including curriculum and instructional development activities, student supervision, and consultation activities.
Maintains high standards of professional conduct and support of the Christian mission of the school and in an independent school setting.
Assists with related projects and performs other duties as assigned.
Adheres to the highest standards of professionalism, collegiality, and personal conduct.
Meets deadlines on time.
Punctual and reliable attendance.
Supports and abides by school employment policies.
A degree in history or social studies education; masters preferred or at least three years of social studies teaching experience. Training or experience in AP instruction helpful.
Regular attendance and/or active involvement in a Christian church.
A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement.
A belief that all students can learn at high levels and should be held to high academic standards.
Ability to work collaboratively with upper school administration and upper school teaching teams.
Ability to communicate with upper school students and partner with parents.
Ability and eagerness to lead or assist in co-curricular activities (debate team, academic team, athletics, or school club).
Strong organizational skills and insights on how to teach a class with wide ranging abilities.
Ability to integrate technology in the classroom to enhance teaching.
Oral Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Speech Recognition – The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Oral Comprehension – The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension and Expression – The ability to understand and communicate information and ideas in writing so others can understand.
Selective Attention – The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Vision – the ability to see details at a close range as well as at a distance.
Environment – The ability to work in a potentially stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
The ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
The ability to occasionally life up to 30 pounds.
Generally works in climate controlled environment, but may be required from time to time to work outdoors in extreme conditions.
Westminster seeks faculty and staff who are passionate for our missions and embody our core values. Faculty are competent in their field and dedicated to growing and developing. They must genuinely love teaching and working with young people. Most importantly, they must love Jesus Christ and have a compelling Christian faith.
Westminster Schools of Augusta is a Pre-K through 12 regionally-accre...dited, coeducational, college- preparatory, Christian day school enrolling 625 students. The 34-acre campus is located in a residential section of Augusta, which is Georgia’s second largest metropolitan area. The school is affiliated with First Presbyterian Church of Augusta (PCA), but the student body and faculty include members from more than almost 90 different local churches of various denominations.
We offer an excellent college-preparatory program including honors and Advanced Placement options. The average SAT I score for all Westminster students taking the SAT last year was 1832. Students also enjoy opportunities for participation in clubs, athletics, the arts and various academic and artistic competitions.
We are interested in receiving inquiries from applicants with sound academic credentials who desire to work in an academically challenging environment with capable, cooperative students. Requirements include voluntary agreement with a biblically-based statement of faith and membership in a compatible Christian church. Westminster Schools of Augusta does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender or disability in its educational programs or activities, including admission or employment.