St. George’s Independent School seeks a passionate, entrepreneurial, and hard-working individual who is energized by work with families to serve as an Upper School History Teacher beginning August 2019. St. George’s Independent School welcomes applications from persons of any race, color, creed, nationality, or ethnic origin.
Duration: Annual Letter of Agreement
The successful candidate will possess skills and experience that would include the ability to:
teach high school survey and elective history courses, including World History and AP level courses
effectively teach historical writing skills, including the history research essay
work with grade level teams and the history department to ensure alignment of curriculum and skills
coach athletic teams, sponsor student clubs, or lead overnight outdoor educational experiences
serve as an advisor for a small group of students with a focus on the physical, social, and academic wellness of each person
attend overnight trips, chaperone school programs beyond the school day, and perform other supervisory duties as needed
Candidates are expected to embrace the school’s mission and educational philosophy; they should be willing to work in a collaborative environment and be positive, inspirational, and family-centered.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Paula Boruszewski, Office Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1880 Wolf River Blvd., Collierville, TN 38017.
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in history; Master’s degree is preferred.
Physical Requirements: Regularly sit, turn, bend, reach, walk, talk, hear, and interact with campus visitors as well as others who telephone. Must have the ability to understand and present complex material, as well as communicate with constituents and co-workers in effective ways.
About St. George's Independent School
St. George’s Independent School, a coeducational school with three campuses located in the suburbs and city of Memphis, TN, offers an educational model not replicated anywhere else in the United States. Through this distinctive three-campus model and a strategic plan committed to transformative diversity, the school offers financial assistance from prekindergarten (age three) through twelfth grade to students who might not otherwise have logistical or financial access to an independent-school setting.
A St. George’s education unites active learning with agile teaching to build disciplined minds, adventurous spirits, and brave hearts. Benefiting from a curriculum that weaves together traditional content with innovative educational techniques, St. George’s graduates are better prepared for a complex and global future because of the real-world learning experiences they have today.
Founded in 1959 by parishioners of St. George’s Episcopal Church as a small, coeducational day school in the then rural suburb of Germantown, the original lower school campus developed a reputation for academic excellence and exemplary character education. With strong parent support and interest, the s...chool leadership began a capital campaign in the late 1990s to expand to grades 6-12 by building on land in the rapidly growing suburb of Collierville. Early in the fundraising process, a group of donors encouraged the school to reach into inner city Memphis. These friends of the school, and other supporters, made possible the 2001 opening of our Memphis campus, a PK-5th grade lower school campus mirroring the curriculum of our original Germantown campus and offering substantial scholarship assistance.
Bound together by an Episcopal tradition that sees all people as children of God, students and families from our Memphis and Germantown campuses build relationships through cross-campus learning and activities, then unite in middle school at our Collierville campus. Our educational model saw fulfillment in May 2016 when the first cohort of students who started in prekindergarten at the Memphis campus received their diplomas.