Small class sizes, incredible students, technological resources, competitive private-school pay, excellent benefits, exceptional retirement and matching retirement, and low teacher turn-over makes Menlo School a great school in which to teach.
We are seeking an enthusiastic 7th grade history teacher to teach four sections and be responsible for an advocacy as well as a major extracurricular activity. In the first half of the year, the teacher will guide students in the study of the Renaissance and Reformation, the Age of Exploration and Enlightenment. The final half of the year will focus on U.S. History with an emphasis on the United States colonial beginnings and the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. Students end the year with a world issues project in which they research an important world problem and give a multi-perspective presentation with solutions to peers, parents and family. Specific emphasis will be placed upon teaching:
critical writing, reading, speaking, and study skills,
examination of how power is gained, restricted, maintained, and transferred on an individual and societal level,
the interaction between people and the environment, and the connections between history and the world today.
In our hiring process, we look for teachers who:
facilitate a dynamic and inspiring classroom,
are comfortable with technology and its applications in the classroom,
support the organizational, academic, and emotional needs of middle schoolers,
create an age-appropriate curriculum that speaks to our diverse group of learners,
invest in the life of the school by actively participating in Advocacy, clubs, and faculty committees,
work collaboratively with other faculty members towards a common goal through active listening, sharing, and reflecting,
commit to their own professional growth and reflection,
model high ethical and moral standards,
show a commitment to the issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
The ideal candidate is an experienced middle school teacher who holds a Bachelors degree in History and has a minimum of 3-5 years prior middle school teaching experience. A Masters degree in History or Education is highly preferred.