The Dalton School seeks a full-time Middle School 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher and House Advisor for the 2018-2019 school year.
The ideal candidate is passionate and knowledgeable about progressive education and differentiation. We seek teachers who are enthusiastic about working collaboratively to deliver a deep and rigorous curriculum in a developmentally appropriate fashion. During the winter term, the Eighth Grade history curriculum features assignments and projects primarily related to 19th century American history, westward expansion, the Civil War, and the rise of the industrial era. Skill development during this time focuses on working with primary source documents and developing analytical writing skills. Students complete their first major research paper during the spring term. Candidate should be comfortable teaching research and writing skills, and coaching students through project management. Full-time teachers also serve as House Advisors, working with a group of 8th graders as the primary point of contact for the students and parents. House Advisors collaborate as an 8th grade team to develop House curriculum on grade-specific topics and community building programs. In the Spring, House Advisors plan and chaperone a three-day grade trip to Washington D.C.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward equity and diversity in its programs and hiring.
We seek teachers who are enthusiastic about working collaboratively to design curriculum that addresses the whole child. Master degree in education or History strongly preferred, in addition to experience with lead teaching.
Internal Number: 1009
About The Dalton School
The Dalton School is an independent, co-educational day school (K-12), founded in 1919 by the renowned progressive educator Helen Parkhurst. Parkhurst’s visionary Dalton Plan remains the keystone of the school’s progressive educational philosophy and is now the model for over 200 Dalton schools in other parts of the world.
The Dalton School is the innovative leader in developing creative problem solvers who identify issues, grapple with possibilities, and design solutions to global challenges from multiple perspectives.
Dalton is recognized for its rigorous, innovative educational curriculum and offers its 1,300 students a breadth of stimulating and challenging programs taught by our dedicated faculty. Our high academic standards are complemented by an exemplary performing and fine arts curriculum – taught by faculty who are professionals in their fields – and a full range of athletic teams and extra-curricular activities.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.