MICDS - Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
February 6, 2018
Saint Louis, Missouri
Full Time - Faculty
JOB SUMMARY Under the general direction of the Head of Middle School, the English teacher is responsible for preparing curriculum and teaching in the middle school. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of middle school teaching experience and hold a bachelor's degree in English, master's preferred. The teacher should also have a deep understanding of the developmental needs of children in the early adolescent years and a deep affection and appreciation for middle school students themselves.
Works with the department chair and curricular team to plan, document, evaluate, and revise curriculum.
Selects and develops related print and online course materials.
Creates effective assessment tools to support student achievement and growth.
Implements effective classroom management strategies to ensure a productive learning environment.
Evaluates, documents and communicates student progress through reporting system and conferences.
Attends faculty, grade level and departmental meetings and supervisory duties.
Serves as grade level advisor for 10-12 students and implements grade level programming and advisory curriculum.
Assists and supports students outside of class as needed.
Communicates student progress consistently with parents and guardians.
Collaborates effectively with departmental and grade level teams as well as student support service personnel.
Participates in the MICDS professional development framework and pursues outside opportunities to stay current with best practices.
Serves on divisional and school-wide curriculum and program committees.
Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the school’s discretion.
JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor degree in subject matter required and Masters preferred.
Ability to work in an environment that embraces a diverse community of students, educators, parents, and alums.
Experience working in a one-to-one laptop environment or relevant technology skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must enjoy working and learning with children.
For immediate consideration complete our online application at www.micds.org/jobs. During the application process you will be asked to upload your cover letter, resume, and statement of teaching philosophy.
About MICDS - Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
Founded in 1859, MICDS is a nonprofit, independent, preparatory school offering non-sectarian education to qualified students regardless of national origin, race or religion. MICDS consists of the Ronald S. Beasley Lower School, for grades Junior Kindergarten-4; Middle School, offering a coordinate model of single-gender education in the core curricular classes, for students in grades 5-8; and the Upper School for grades 9-12. MICDS is recognized as one of the nation's leaders in independent education.