Duke School offers an exceptional project-based learning environment that seeks to develop high-level analytical and critical thinking skills in all of its students. This focus is fully integrated with explicit instruction in the core academic disciplines of mathematics, science, social sciences, and language arts. This engaging and rigorous approach to educating middle school students is implemented by a collaborative team of four teachers at each grade level. Duke School’s Middle School is comprised of grades 5-8, with each grade enrolling approximately 50 students. The majority of students live in either Durham or Chapel Hill.
We are seeking an exceptional middle school band director to begin in August 2019. The ideal candidate will have at least two years teaching experience and have experience working in a middle school environment. This candidate will teach band groups from beginning band to concert band and coordinate several performances throughout the year. Collaboration with the middle school performing arts program is also expected. Being a team player and collaborator are essential attributes for this position. The position is currently posted for 30 hours per week, but 40 hours may be an option. Compensation and benefits are competitive with Durham Public Schools.
About Duke School
Duke School, located in Durham, N.C., offers an exceptional project-based learning environment in which it seeks to develop high levels of analytical and critical thinking skills among all of its students. This engaging process is fully integrated with explicit instruction in the workshop based academic disciplines of reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social sciences, and world languages. This engaging, unique, yet rigorous approach to educating K-8th students is implemented by a collaborative team of two teachers in each classroom at every grade level.
The program is further enriched by additional opportunities in Spanish, the fine arts, and physical education. The lower school at DS is comprised of a preschool for 3-4 year olds, kindergarten, and grades 1-4, with each grade enrolling approximately 45 students. The majority of students are drawn from the communities of Durham and Chapel Hill. Compensation and benefits are competitive with the local public school system.