Teach four to five courses in the History Department in grades 9-12 and supervise an after-school activity. Assume other duties as assigned by the Head of Upper School.
Ensure the safety and well-being of all students in the school.
Research course curriculum, create lesson plans with defined learning objectives, teach and provide support in and out of class to the students.
Communicate with Upper School Head, deans and parents as needed concerning student engagement and performance.
Advise an assigned roster of students, guiding them on academic, extracurricular and social issues relating to their school experience. Keep appropriate school personnel informed of any issues that arise that are beyond the scope of your responsibilities as a student advisor. Maintain good communications with the student’s parents/guardians.
Monitor, evaluate and supervise members of the History Department.
Supervise after-school activities while ensuring student safety at all times, giving direction appropriate to the activity, and modeling good behavior and citizenship.
Research current trends in history content and instructional methods appropriate to teaching history to different learning styles. Share research findings with department colleagues and, if appropriate, with other teachers in the school.
With the involvement of your supervisor/manager, create a personal development plan that will enhance your professional performance. This may include identifying professional development activities and opportunities that will sharpen teaching skills and broaden your knowledge base to advance the educational objectives of the school.
Bachelor’s degree in history or history education. Master’s degree in education-related field preferred.
At least four years of experience as a classroom teacher preferred, ideally in an independent school; international school experience a plus.
Ability to collaborate with faculty, staff, admin, and parents.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing.
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-through.
Positive attitude, flexible approach, and a sense of humor.
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About The Harvey School
The Harvey School
Located on a wooded, 125 acre campus in Katonah, NY, The Harvey School is a student-centered, co-educational independent school serving approximately 360 students in grades six to twelve. The school provides a college-preparatory program that fosters lifelong learning and inspires students to develop the confidence and leadership qualities necessary to succeed in a diverse, competitive, and changing world. With our commitment to small class size, our community cultivates the strengths of each student through academic excellence, artistic exploration, athletic achievement, community service, and global understanding.