Seven Hills School, founded in 1962, offers an outstanding PS-8th grade program for approximately 400 students. The beautiful campus, wholly owned by Seven Hills, is located on 9 acres of former ranch land near Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek, CA (approx. 25 miles from downtown San Francisco), and offers students and teachers the daily opportunity to move freely from engaging classrooms to great expanses of outdoor space. The school is committed to small class sizes that allow for greater differentiation, building strong partnerships with parents, and employing passionate teachers who love what they do and bring creativity and innovation to their teaching practice. Seven Hills School is a learning community whose mission is to develop the intellect, engage the spirit, and foster respect for and responsibility to our world.
Overview of position:
The position of Middle School History teacher includes two classes of 7th grade American History (from 1840-present) and two classes of 8th grade Modern World History, as well as Japanese History and Culture, revolutions around the world, and debate. Other responsibilities include: teaching electives, participating in various Middle School activities that support the program and collaborating regularly with colleagues when designing the overall program and special projects. The individual in this position will collaborate most closely with the Language Arts and Expressive Arts programs. Seven Hills teachers provide a hands-on, inquiry-based style of teaching, manage collaborative learning groups and comfortably integrate technology into the curriculum.
This position also includes providing ongoing communication with families, regular reporting on student progress and conducting Parent-Teacher conferences. As part of an emphasis on best practices and collaborative work, Seven Hills teachers attend regular staff meetings and take part in ongoing professional development. This is a full time, immediate opening with competitive salary commensurate with experience.
Successful candidates will:
Hold a Bachelor’s degree and/or credential in History or a relevant field (Master’s degree a plus)
Have a minimum of 3 years of classroom experience with demonstrated success
Be knowledgeable of implementing national History standards
Have a working understanding of developmental, constructivist and constructionist teaching practices
Have experience with inquiry-based teaching strategies and real-world applications
Have an ability to provide a differentiated program addressing various skill levels and learning styles
Have a demonstrated proficiency with the use of technology for teaching and learning
Have an ability to actively work in a collegial, collaborative environment
Have a demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
Have a growth mindset, active sense of humor, warm personality, and excellent organizational and communication skills
Be committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity
Possess a strong commitment and drive
Additional Salary Information: Salary is depending on experience. Full benefit package including 8% retirement contribution.