Portledge School seeks to hire a dynamic Upper School history teacher who is driven to create a classroom environment where student learning is a non-negotiable goal and passion on a daily basis. Responsibilities include teaching 5 sections of Upper School history, serving as an advisor to approximately eight-ten students, participating collegially in meetings and initiatives of the history department and the Upper School division and taking an active role in the life of the school community. An overview of our course offerings can be found under the Academic section of our website.
BA Degree minimum; advanced degree preferred in relevant area(s)
Teaching certification preferred; required for all elementary teaching positions
Training/experience with Inquiry Based Learning
Experience teaching AP and/or IB courses preferred.
Superb written and oral communication as well as organizational and time management skills
Belief in the value of all types of diversity within a school
A commitment to the qualities embodied by the Portledge pillars: Kindness, Purpose, Honor, Respect
A desire to nurture the whole child and to support students by attending all school events such as art, music, theater, athletics and community functions.
Committed to teaching and nurturing social-emotional learning of children
Commitment to excellence and to professional and personal growth
Familiarity with and ability to use Google docs, drive and slides as both a professional collaboration tool and an integrated instructional tool in the classroom
Ability to develop trusting, supportive relationships with students
Coaching ability and enthusiasm is highly desired in a candidate
The preferred candidate has prior coaching experience, preferably in competitive girls ice hockey, and is interested in continuing to coach at Portledge School.