The Academy of the Holy Cross is accepting resumes for a Social Studies Teacher for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The Academy of the Holy Cross, a Catholic college preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross since 1868, is dedicated to educating young women in a Christ-centered community which values diversity. The Academy is committed to developing women of courage, compassion and scholarship who responsibly embrace the social, spiritual and intellectual challenges of the world.
All faculty and staff must demonstrate a commitment to the Core Values of the Academy: community, Catholic identity, academic excellence, educating the whole person, tradition, diversity, leadership, single-sex education, environment, and communications.
Using skills and techniques consistent with the established curriculum, the Social Studies teacher will facilitate the development of critical thinking skills in the social studies discipline. These skills include causation, comparison, argumentation, interpretation, documentary analysis and synthesis.
Teach various courses within the Social Studies discipline including World History, Geography and US Government, but possibly in future years, additional courses such as US History and various electives
Demonstrate effective management skills
Prepare and follow course syllabi and objectives in accordance with the established scope and sequence of the department curriculum
Use a variety of instructional strategies to provide excellence to students of all ability levels
Collaborate on pacing and major assessments with fellow teachers
Evaluate student work and maintain up-to-date records of student assessments and grades
Maintain a pleasant and productive class environment that is student-centered and conducive to learning
Maintain professional competence through in-service activities and in self-selected professional growth activities
Perform other duties as assigned
B.A. in History or Social Studies Education or a related field; MA in History or Education, or related field is desirable
Experience with integrating appropriate educational technologies into the teaching environment
Experience with teaching or working with the assistive technologies of the iPad is desirable
Experience teaching social studies in a high school setting
Ability to communicate effectively in speech and writing
Ability and willingness to plan and organize materials and lessons
Ability to work with colleagues in the History and Social Studies department to develop lesson plans, write assessments, and generally maintain academic standards
Ability to work in partnership with parents, staff, students and the community to provide student-centered learning
Flexibility in dealing with changing schedules and situations
Must be comfortable teaching students in an all-girls Catholic School
About Academy of the Holy Cross
The Academy of the Holy Cross, is a private, Catholic high school (grades 9 - 12) for young women located in Kensington, MD. The college preparatory program reflects a holistic approach to education by fostering the intellectual, physical and moral development of the students. The school is sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross and has been in continuous operation in the Archdiocese since 1868.