Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School seeks a warm, passionate educator who will serve as a full-time Middle School Humanities (reading, writing, and history) teacher and Advisor. The ideal candidate will be an experienced teacher who loves working with middle school students, has strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral), is a collaborative team player, and is comfortable integrating the humanities with other subjects.
The ability to inspire in students a passion for learning is essential, as is the ability to develop in them both an appreciation for and exceptional skills in reading and writing. Ideal candidates will help students develop their voices in written expression and support exploration of ideas through cross-curricular connections. Experience with the Reading and Writing Workshop model, Fountas and Pinnell’s reading inventory approach, and/or Design Thinking in the classroom is also preferred.
This position entails being an Advisor on one of the four middle school advising teams. The Bernard Zell Advisory program strives to foster students’ social and emotional growth and well-being, supporting them both in and out of the classroom, and inspiring in them a commitment to meaningful service learning. Experience with Responsive Classroom is prefered.
Teach literature, reading, writing, and history, differentiating as appropriate to support students of all levels
Develop and implement curriculum as a member of a collaborative middle school humanities team
Use formative and summative assessments to monitor and evaluate student progress
Give specific feedback to support student growth
Work on an advisory team, planning advisory learning and creating a safe, nurturing environment for students
Advise and advocate for a group of middle school students, with responsibility for academic/social/emotional oversight
Communicate regularly and effectively with parents and others on the student and grade-level team
Help lead service learning through the advisory program
Qualifications & Skills
A Master of Arts (or M.A.T) in Education, English, Social Studies, or History
Experience with middle school-aged children and an understanding of adolescent development
An understanding of the Common Core Standards in Reading, Writing, and History
An understanding of visual literacy and its connection to reading and writing
A strong background in Lucy Calkins Reader’s and Writer’s Workshops
A commitment to service learning and the ability to create meaningful service learning opportunities
Ability to teach executive functioning skills and habits of learning that create successful lifelong learners
Proficiency with educational technologies including Google Apps, iPad, Chromebook and others
How To Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org As a condition of employment, all applicants must successfully pass a criminal background screening.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School has a long-standing policy of equal employment opportunity for every person regardless of age, race, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or citizenship.
Bernard Zell recruits, hires and promotes individuals without regard to these characteristics, and all staffing decisions are based solely on the qualifications of each individual and the legitimate educational needs of our students.
The school does not discriminate in working conditions, physical facilities or any other terms, conditions or privileges of employment, including transfer, compensation, training, promotion, demotion or separation based on age, race, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry or citizenship. Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School seeks to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, and harassment based on any of these or other characteristics.
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About Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School (www.bernardzell.org) is an independent Jewish day school for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning, and deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. A pluralistic community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied religious beliefs and observance. The school combines Jewish learning and tradition with the best of innovative educational practice in a challenging and nurturing learning environment.