Sayre School seeks a dedicated professional who loves Middle School students to teach in our History/Social Studies program. Sayre’s mission focuses on fostering academic excellence, embracing challenge, and cultivating integrity. The Middle School places special emphasis on meeting the needs of the whole child in the areas of cognitive, social, emotional, and aesthetic development.
The successful candidate holds a Master’s Degree or equivalent experience in History, Education, or a related field, an interest in collaborating with a team of teachers, a strong sense of purpose in education, and expertise in teaching in a strong, differentiated curriculum including experiential learning. An active curiosity about kids of this age, openness to all forms of human diversity, flexibility and a sense of humor are key. Sayre Middle School has a 1-to-1 iPad program, and therefore our teachers are familiar with integrating technology into the curriculum. This is a wonderful independent school and a great place to work.
Located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, Sayre School recognizes and respects the diversity of backgrounds, outlooks, and talents individuals bring to its community. Sayre defines diversity as differences embodied in (but not limited to) age, ethnicity and race, family status, gender, geographic origin, learning styles, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. We welcome candidates celebrating the diversity of the world in our educational program, admission policies, staff hiring, and other school- administered programs.
Job responsibilities include: -Teaching classes in Social Studies and History (primarily seventh and eighth grades) -Guiding a group of advisees through their Middle School years -Working collaboratively with the team of Middle School teachers -Writing narrative term comments about students -Duties around the school and extracurricular activities -Preparing students for the transition from Middle School to Upper School -Sponsoring a club or coaching a sports team
Mission: Sayre School provides an innovative and inclusive learning environment that empowers students to achieve academic excellence, embrace challenge, and cultivate integrity in order to lead purposeful lives in an ever-changing world.
Applicants are asked to email a resume, cover letter, and the names of at least two references to Sarah Leer, Middle School Administrative Assistant,email@example.com and Kristin Seymour, Head of Middle School,firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your last name and “social studies position” in the subject line.
About Sayre School
Established in 1854, Sayre School is an independent PS through 12th grade college preparatory co-educational school located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. A second campus, comprising a 50-acre athletic complex and farm, is several miles outside of town.