For over one hundred years , Shady Hill, a school of 521 students (PK-VIII) and 90 faculty, has been a leader in progressive elementary education. Grades 3-8 engage in Central Subject, an in-depth, integrated study of a particular time or people in history. The year-long Central Subject study, which emphasizes strong content, the use of primary sources, acquisition of essential skills, and self-discovery, forms the core of our curriculum. Central Subject faculty are responsible for the skills and content in both social studies/history and language arts and with the support of performing arts and visual arts faculty, the integration these disciplines. Each Central Subject teacher also serves as a homeroom/advisor for 15-19 students.
Teach the grade-level assigned Central Subject (see attached document for further descriptions of each grade’s Central Subject)
Grade V: Ancient and Modern China
Grade VI: Africa
Grade VII: The Early American Experience
Grade VIII: The United States and Immigration
Monitor the social, emotional and academic lives of early adolescent students
Communicate about student progress, write reports, hold parent conferences, and meet with administrators and other faculty to support the needs of individuals
Work collaboratively with grade level team and other members of the Central Subject department to shape and refine the curriculum
Document curriculum using curriculum mapping software
Serve as a full community member by attending weekly faculty meetings, sitting on committees, participating in admissions activities and covering duties and other routine faculty responsibilities
Athletics coaching is strongly encouraged and coaching outside of the school day provides additional compensation
Willingness to support and participate in the teacher training program.
Masters degree or equivalent preferred and prior teaching experience with middle school students
Strong background in middle school curriculum design, including a project-based approach
Familiarity with an integrated, thematic studies approach
Effective, timely and professional communication skills
Employs multicultural and anti-bias teaching strategies that reflect cultural competence
Uses multicultural materials and resources
Engages in professional development to enhance inclusive teaching and leadership practices. The school offers extensive professional development opportunities, including faculty summer study and travel grants.
About Shady Hill School
For over 100 years, Shady Hill has been a leader in progressive elementary and middle school education and teacher training. The year-long central subject study, which emphasizes strong content, the use of primary sources, acquisition of essential skills, and self-discovery, forms the core of our curriculum. As a diverse school, we believe that a varied and inclusive community is an educational and moral imperative that empowers us all. Therefore, we seek to hire faculty and staff who share our vision. We offer a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package. Shady Hill is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For more information on Shady Hill please visit us at www.shs.org.
Shady Hill offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance plans, a school-matched retirement plan and paid time off.