The IDEAL School is seeking a talented, enthusiastic, and creative Middle and High School history teacher. Middle and High School history classes are intentionally small, student-centered, and discussion-based. History classes in grades 6-8 are inclusive and co-taught by a general and a special educator who work together to design and differentiate instruction and to ensure all can participate in our hands-on, project and discussion-based classes. High School history classes are focused on inquiry and discussion. Stemming from IDEAL’s mission, social justice topics, multiple perspectives on events, and cultivating a more just and equitable world are at the heart of all teaching, learning, and curriculum in IDEAL’s history department. Through these lenses, our history teachers emphasize and cultivate critical thinking, writing and research skills, and celebrate the diverse voices and opinions of their students.
IDEAL teachers are charged with inspiring students in an inclusive and nurturing learning community to achieve personal and academic excellence. IDEAL teachers know their students as learners and as individuals, and they inspire their students by setting a high bar for excellence while making the classroom fun and supporting all learners in achieving their goals. All IDEAL teachers also serve as advisors and contribute in significant ways beyond the classroom; it is the norm for teachers to mentor a club, provide extra help, chaperone overnight class trips, or lead their own extra-curricular activities and initiatives. There are also opportunities for teachers to coach or support the arts. In short, they adore and believe in their students and, in turn, are admired and respected by their students.
The successful candidate will have experience as a Middle and/or High School history teacher; work effectively with Middle and High School students; partner thoughtfully with colleagues and parents; demonstrate the ability to inspire students to strive for both personal and academic excellence; be passionately committed to teaching history through the lenses of diversity and social justice, and possess a commitment to inclusive education.
The IDEAL School of Manhattan is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities for all qualified employees and job applicants and to administer all employment activities regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status, marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence, gender identity or expression, citizenship, genetic predisposition or carrier status, uniformed service, or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state or local law. The IDEAL School of Manhattan will not tolerate any action by its directors, officers, employees, supervisors, agents, or independent contractors in violation of such policy.
Please send a cover letter and resume to: http://www.theidealschool.org/about/careers
Appreciation for the school’s mission, in particular its inclusive learning environment and commitment to social justice
A strong understanding of differentiation in the classroom
A passion for using history to teach debate, inquiry, critical thinking, research and writing skills, and for cultivating authentic voice and civil dialogue
A desire to make a difference in the school--to contribute time and talent outside of the classroom to the growth of students and the school
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
The ability to collaborate as a part of a team, flexibility, and a sense of humor
Bachelor’s degree and experience in an appropriate field are required; a Master’s degree and independent school experience is preferred
About The IDEAL School of Manhattan
The IDEAL School is an independent K - 12th grade school that offers a rigorous, individualized academic program. Our team-teaching model, small class sizes, and low student-teacher ratios allow us to differentiate instruction based on individual strengths, interests, and abilities. The curriculum challenges students by promoting high academic achievement and social and emotional growth. With an emphasis on creative arts and a unique elective program, we offer enrichment and support through classes such as world languages, chess, musical theater, and media production. Our philosophy of inclusion instills students with respect for differences and develops empathy, social responsibility, and world stewardship.