St. Catherine’s School seeks an Upper School History Teacher to begin work for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Upper School History curriculum focuses on helping students develop historical thinking skills, the ability to analyze primary and secondary sources, an understanding of how to express historical arguments in writing, and an appreciation for how the social sciences enable a more nuanced understanding of both past and present and inform citizenship in a global society.
The Upper School has a global history curriculum with an array of AP and elective courses at the upper levels. The candidate should be prepared to teach a variety of courses in the History Department at more than one grade level. Candidates with an academic background in and experience teaching American history and Civics/Government are preferred. In addition to classroom responsibilities, the teacher will serve as advisor to a group of students, sponsor an extracurricular activity, and work with colleagues on curriculum and school life committees.
The successful candidate will have a college degree with a major in History (a Master’s degree and teaching experience are preferred) and should enjoy working with high school students. Good interpersonal and communication skills, passion for the subject, and innovative use of technology are qualities sought in the candidate. The school also seeks candidates who are able to coach a sport.
About St. Catherine's School
A leader in girls’ education since its founding in 1890, St. Catherine’s School is deeply committed to developing strong, smart, and confident girls who are prepared for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service. With a community of 960 girls age 3 through grade 12, St. Catherine’s combines a warm and supportive learning environment with a well-rounded and challenging curriculum designed to inspire girls to develop courage, explore their passions, and expand their hearts and minds. St. Catherine’s is one of the six member Episcopal schools of Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia. The School embraces a diversity of backgrounds, nationalities, faith traditions, experiences, and perspectives and cherishes the inclusive nature of its community.