Saddle River Day school is looking for 2 full-time humanities teachers to join our school. The openings are some combination of 6th grade humanities (Lang Arts and Geography), 7th grade humanities (Lang Arts and world events) 8th grade US history, and 9th grade English depending on candidate experiences and qualifications.
Full time teachers teach 5 classes and advise a group of 8-12 students. MS humanities classes meet for 80 min each day allowing teachers time to present material in both Language Arts and Social Studies and are therefore considered 2 of the 5 classes. One possible combination of teaching could be, for example, 1-section of 6th grade humanities, 2-sections of 8th grade US history, and 1 section of 9th grade English.
SRDS is an exciting place to be a humanities teacher. Our mission includes developing 'caring ethical contributors to society' and this provides a lot of opportunities for teachers to explore materials, content and skills that help provide our students with this experience. Teachers have a lot of input into curriculum design and work with other teachers on grade level and in department to prepare a course of instruction that meets the age and stage of their students.
Successful teachers will be able to incorporate instructional technology into their teaching and find working with small classes (10-16) exciting.
About Saddle River Day School
Saddle River Day School, located in the hills of Saddle River, New Jersey, was founded in 1957. Its student body of 300+ boys and girls is drawn from 64 communities in Bergen, Essex and Passaic Counties in New Jersey and Rockland County in New York. Saddle River Day School is composed of three divisions: the Lower Division, the Middle Division and the Upper Division. Saddle River Day School is a non-profit, non-discriminatory, co-educational, college-preparatory independent day school accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the State of New Jersey. Over 70% of the faculty hold advanced degrees.