St. Luke’s School is looking for an experienced middle school social studies teacher. In addition, the teacher will serve as a homeroom teacher and an advisor. The successful candidate will be an experienced educator, an effective collaborator, an excellent communicator, and a life-long learner who has a thorough understanding of current trends and research in social studies, history, and education, with a focus on social justice and equality.
Above all, the successful candidate will find joy in the uniqueness of middle school students and will be eager to participate in the life of the school and help students develop excellent social and leadership schools.
Skills, Tasks & Responsibilities
· English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
· Knowledge of principles and applications pertaining to History and Humanities for Grades 5-8. Developing and documenting the History & Humanities curriculum.
Active Learning- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. Model and embrace life-long learning.
Active Listening- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Learning Strategies- Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Monitoring- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Speaking- Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Writing- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Coordination & Collaboration- Working with others in planning, integration, and execution of activities, events, and curriculum.
Instructing- Teaching others lessons and skills. Be able to teach independently. Lead a home room and serve as an advisor to a Grade 8 student.
Classroom Management- Managing expectations, transitions, flow of activities in the classroom. Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Attitude- Sense of joy and wonder. Have an optimistic attitude
· Innovation- Knowledge and use of innovative instructional practices with strong literacy skills, excellent classroom management, and sound pedagogy and planning.
· A deep commitment to equity and inclusion.
· Plan and deliver curriculum to students, and a deep understanding of assessment.
· Implement differentiated and small group instruction, and assess students and communicate appropriately and as needed with students, peers, parents, and administration.
· Participation in a personalized program of professional development built around a process of collaborative goal setting.
· Demonstrated initiative, ability to meet deadlines, a commitment to professional development and collaboration, the ability to be flexible, and excellence in working with students.
· Teaching and speaking to students for the full school day
· Contact and communication with students, faculty/staff, and parents on a regular basis. Contact and communication consists of face-to-face discussions, e-mail, phone calls, letters, and memos.
· Conflict resolution: Ability to deal with unpleasant and angry people.
· Participate in a variety of duties, including but not limited to lunch, recess, supervision of children in transition, morning bus duty, dismissal duty, etc. May be required to be outside in cold weather.
· Participate in and manage students on school field trips. This includes off-site locations and possibly overnight trips.
· Participate and attend in faculty and staff meetings as listed in the Employee Handbook.
· Participate in the life of the school, including attendance at required events: faculty meetings, curriculum night, parent conferences, grade-level cocktail party, Christmas Fair, Spring Benefit, and school games and events as possible.
· Be present at the school during the required work hours.
· St. Luke’s School is an Episcopal School and expects its faculty to attend and respectfully participate in the chapel services.
Masters Degree or near completion of a Masters Program
2-5 years or more teaching experience
St. Luke’s requires all applicants to apply online. To apply, please go to www.stlukeschool.org (About Us/Employment)