Upper School represents the culmination of all which Bolles offers in educational excellence and college preparation. A highly committed faculty, consisting of teachers who are recognized as educational leaders in their subjects, presents a curriculum which promotes individual motivation and makes learning a stimulating experience. Within this accelerated academic environment, there are stirring moments of discovery and victories over difficult assignments. Each student is offered the opportunity to excel in some way by exploring personal interests and abilities. Challenging each student to feel that level of personal satisfaction is the goal of all those involved in Upper School teaching.
The Upper School curriculum is designed to prepare each student for college and beyond. All classes are taught in a demanding but exciting environment that refines the skills of each student. Honors classes and the Advanced Placement Program encourage students to reach for the highest level of their abilities while allowing students to receive advanced placement and/or college credits.
The Bolles School searches worldwide for teachers who demonstrate expertise in their field of study.
Position Purpose: Responsible for presenting subject curriculum and providing instruction to 9th-12th grade students in US and/or World History. This position will commence with the 2018-19 academic year.
Prepares course objectives and follows curriculum guidelines
Communicates course expectations
Uses appropriate and varied teaching techniques
Prepares and conducts regular assessments
Assigns lessons, corrects written work in a timely manner, and evaluates oral presentations
Teaches and applies rules of conduct
Maintains order in classroom and on school grounds
Counsels students when adjustment and academic problems arise
Discusses students’ academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements with parents and advisors
Keeps attendance and grade records as required by school
Prepares report cards and individual comments
Fosters positive communication among parents, advisors, colleagues, and students
Communicates effectively both orally and in written form to parents/colleagues in response to inquiries of both student/professional nature
Coordinates class field trips and accompanies students on trips, if applicable
Maintains regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students
Collaborates with colleagues and students in out-of-classroom activities
Makes full use of professional development opportunities (further education, reading, workshops, conferences, etc.) and demonstrates creative initiative in keeping current in one’s own discipline, which includes the use of technology in the classroom
Bachelor’s degree in History with a focus on American and World History from a four-year college or university required; advanced degree preferred
Minimum three years teaching experience in the subject matter preferred
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Demonstrated leadership and classroom management skills
Demonstrated ability to create an active learning environment in the classroom
Demonstrated organizational skills
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology in the classroom
Demonstrates and enthusiastically supports the School’s Mission and values of courage, integrity, compassion, and excellence
Performs in a manner that reflects positively on The Bolles School
Builds deep relationships with students, families, and staff to foster a culture of inclusion
Performs other duties as requested
Interested candidates are required to submit their application and resume via our Career Center located at www.bolles.org.
About The Bolles School
The Bolles School is a nationally renowned, independent day and boarding School serving over 1,650 students in Pre-K through grade 12 on four campuses in Jacksonville and surrounding communities. A leader in academics, arts, and athletics, the School is firmly rooted in the principles that have characterized its community and traditions for nearly 85 years: pursuing excellence through courage, integrity, and compassion. The vast resources and expert instruction available to students as they explore and hone their individual interests and strengths are embodied in the School’s motto -- All Things Possible -- and students eagerly embrace the myriad of opportunities available to them both in and out of the classroom.