Fort Worth Country Day seeks an enthusiastic professional who preferably has experience in both Independent School and Middle School education. Reporting to the Head of Middle School, this successful candidate will be:
Energized by working with early middle school aged students
Able to promote and model the FWCD Core Values (Respect, Responsibility, Kindness, Courage, Integrity and Scholarship)
A team player who works well with others in the division and K-12 History/English departments
A person who represents the school in a favorable manner and who can be counted on to be flexible, positive and punctual in performance of all duties
Continually driven toward self-improvement
And also have:
Excellent communication skills
Experience with middle school students
A Sense of humor
A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in History, English, Education or a related field
An understanding of baseline skills at the next level of our scope and sequence
Knowledge and experience integrating technology into the curriculum
A generous spirit and positive attitude
Excellent classroom management skills
Experience as a student advisor/mentor
An obvious passion for their subject matter and for teaching
The ability to demonstrate a wide range of presentation techniques in order to adapt activities for different learning styles and abilities
An ability to demonstrate commitment to student success by offering extra help hours
The ability and willingness to lead students in at least two extra-curricular duties
Social studies in fifth grade begins with an introduction to archeology. Students learn to examine evidence and form reasoned judgments while tracing the progress of early man from hunting and gathering bands to the development of farming societies and cities. Students then apply their archeological knowledge as they study ancient cultures and civilizations. Case studies include Sumerian/Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman civilizations with an emphasis on geography and the incorporation of the cultural aspects that comprise each ancient civilization. Case studies, along with the integration of nonfiction and literature, are used as vehicles for strengthening reading and writing process skills such as note taking and outlining, paraphrasing, comparing and contrasting, and persuasive writing. Research, an integral part of these studies, encourages students to become “experts” in a particular research area. Sharing knowledge through a variety of oral and visual presentations complements the written product.
Texts: A Message of Ancient Days, Houghton Mifflin. Book of Greek Myths, Delacorte Press. The Human Adventure: Ancient Civilization, Allyn & Bacon, Inc. The Human Adventure: Greek & Roman Civilization, Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Additional Salary Information: Based in experience
About Fort Worth Country Day
Fort Worth Country Day is an Equal Opportunity Employer that maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all applicants for employment. All employees are expected to have a thoughtful approach to intercultural communication and inclusion of underrepresented groups.
Fort Worth Country Day is a coeducational, independent college-preparatory school with approximately 1072 students in grades K through 12. The 104-acre campus offers excellent facilities for academics, arts, and athletics. Faculty and administration nurture a collegial professional environment in which innovation is encouraged. Opportunities for ongoing professional development are exceptional. Fort Worth Country Day is proud of its school community where students, parents, faculty, staff, and administration join together to develop an effective and enjoyable place to teach and learn.
Fort Worth ranks as one of the top 20 largest cities in the United States and is known for its vibrant arts, music, and cultural life. The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan region is home to over 6.5 million people. More information about the School and Fort Worth community is available at www.fwcd.org.