We are seeking an engaging, creative and innovative team member who will support our students and parents to carry forth the Episcopal tradition, Mission, Philosophy and Core Values of our school. St. Matthew’s is an equal opportunity employer. This Middle School Social Studies teaching position is an immediate opening and will begin at the end of January 2021.
Model the school’s philosophy in working with students, parents, colleagues, and administration
Work with the Middle School Director and Social Studies Department to carry out the academic program: curriculum development and implementation, classroom management, student assessment, and parent communication
Teach Social Studies classes of approximately 18 students
Demonstrate professionalism, including discretion, judgment, and integrity
Collaborate with department colleagues, as well as work closely with other Middle School faculty around teaching and learning
Facilitate the emotional and social development of each student, which includes leading an advisory of approximately 12 students
Support students in achieving their full potential of development and growth, through observation of students’ behavior and needs, and consult with the Middle School Director, the School Counselor and the Director of Learning Services
Calculate and report grades in real time
Write narrative progress reports to accompany grades at the end of each semester, and facilitate student-parent-teacher conferences
Attend and participate in the following: chapels, faculty in-service meetings, student assemblies, and other school functions, as requested
Attend weekly faculty meetings and actively participate in curricular discussions
Participate in professional development opportunities and keep current on educational issues and trends
Qualifications and Salary
A love of Social Studies and middle school students is a must. A minimum of two years prior experience in a English classroom is essential. A master’s degree and California or other state teaching credential are preferred, but not required.
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School offers a generous benefits package, is committed to equitable hiring practices, and enthusiastically encourages professionals of all backgrounds to apply. Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter with the subject “Middle School Social Studies Teacher”.
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School Mission Statement
The School’s mission is to inspire, through an academically challenging course of study, the intellectual curiosity, confidence, moral courage, and character that prepare students to be leaders of positive change in the world.
About St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School is an independent, Episcopal day school, founded in 1953 and located on a beautiful and historic campus in downtown San Mateo, 19 miles south of San Francisco. The School serves over 300 students in Preschool through Grade 8 with a program rich in tradition, innovation, and purpose.
The St. Matthew’s experience begins with our commitment to academic excellence -- students learn to use their minds well, in the context of a school community devoted to the whole person – heart, mind, body, and spirit. Our Episcopal tradition provides an authentic language for teaching values and forming character. The result is an education that equips young people with the knowledge, skills, and experience to serve as leaders, in their further education in high school and college and in their communities through life.
The School's mission is to inspire, through an academically challenging course of study, the intellectual curiosity, confidence, moral courage, and character that prepare students to be leaders of positive change in the world.