Responsibilities: The master teacher should bring energy and curriculum development skills to Middle School by being able to teach effectively and passionately. Other responsibilities and necessary competencies include the following:
Demonstrating a passion for language arts and history and ability to teach these subjects in an integrated humanities course
Teaching 5 classes; willingness to teach all levels in Middle School (6-8)
Exhibiting excellent teaching skills that demonstrate best practice; using a variety of resources, including fiction and non-fiction texts, primary and secondary sources, and various genres of literature
Teaching effective writing and research skills
Assessing student reading comprehension and vocabulary skills and meeting needs through the use of differentiated instruction
Understanding the development of middle-school students and possessing a passion for working with this age group
Connecting with students, challenging them, and shifting pedagogical practice to meet the needs of diverse learners
Demonstrating a growth mindset, the ability to give and receive feedback, and willingness to become a valued colleague in a strong and cohesive community
Working with grade-level colleagues to plan and coordinate all content, activities, and grading
Advising 12-14 students; meeting with parents of advisees; and facilitating advisory curriculum including “Lead From Here”
Interacting effectively with parents, colleagues, and members of the leadership team
Demonstrating effective technology skills in the classroom and through our learning management system
Participating in other aspects of the School community. Coaching a sport is highly desirable.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the humanities: Language Arts /English Education or Middle Grades Humanities preferred; MA or MEd highly desirable; previous teaching experience in an independent school setting preferred; previous experience teaching humanities desirable.
Additional Salary Information: Salary/Benefits: Ravenscroft School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a compensation plan that compares favorably with those of regional peer schools. A full benefits package includes TIAA retirement and generous medical/dental coverage, and equals the best plans in Independent School.
About Ravenscroft School
Ravenscroft School is an independent coeducational day school offering a broad curriculum in the liberal arts with numerous advanced classes and an emphasis on best-practices teaching methods at every level. Founded in 1862, the school enrolls 1160 students in grades pre-K through twelve who demonstrate high standards of conduct as well as the capability of achieving success in a rigorous academic program.
Ravenscroft School Mission Statement: "The Ravenscroft community, guided by our legacy of excellence, nurtures individual potential and prepares students to thrive in a complex and interdependent world."