St. Michael’s Episcopal School seeks a qualified full-time Middle School social studies teacher for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Middle School employs the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program, which emphasizes interdisciplinary learning to assist students in making practical connections between their studies and the real world. This is a ten-month position beginning in August.
The successful candidate will have…
- excellent verbal and written skills and ability to communicate with students, parents and colleagues;
- a minimum of 3 years of experience teaching (preferably in middle school) social studies or history, U.S./American history, and/or world history/geography.
- a bachelor’s degree in education, history, or a related field. An advanced degree is preferred, though not required.
The ideal candidate will have…
- used a variety of instructional strategies and assessment methods to meet the cognitive and affective needs of all students;
- worked cooperatively with colleagues on a consistent basis;
- integrated technology effectively into student learning;
- demonstrated kindness, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, investment in continued learning and profession growth, and a passion for supporting children as they grow and learn;
- worked actively to cultivate an inclusive environment and support a school community grounded in empathy, social responsibility, and an appreciation and respect for individual differences;
- employed effective classroom management skills;
- demonstrated an embrace of the IB approach to learning as well as a track record of modeling the characteristics detailed in the IB learner profile;
- mentored middle school-aged students to support their personal and social-emotional growth;
- demonstrated success in significantly growing students’ capacity to communicate in a variety of forms, lead among them writing;
- experience learning and teaching a variety of social science fields, historical & language arts subjects, with emphasis on writing;
- directed/coached school activities/clubs/sports outside of the classroom.
Founded in 1957, St. Michael’s is a K-8 co-educational community small enough (370 students and 45 faculty-staff) for adults and children to know one another, but large enough to provide exciting curricular and co-curricular opportunities. The Lower School (K-5), which serves approximately 235 students, is located on the fourteen-acre Bon Air campus. The Middle School (6-8), which serves approximately 135 students, is located on the nearby 70-acre Singleton campus. St. Michael’s is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). St. Michael’s values diversity as an important element of serving our mission and thus the School considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
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