High School History Teacher (IB History and American History)
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: Sedona, AZ, USA
Employer: Verde Valley School
Type: Full time in a boarding school setting
Category: History Faculty
Preferred Education: BA and/or Masters in History
Verde Valley School is a small (120 students), independent, boarding and day school serving grades 9-12. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is our main curriculum, and the student body is 50% international. VVS’s guiding principles include academic excellence, intercultural understanding, environmental stewardship and service to others. Please visit our website for more information at www.VVSAZ.org
Verde Valley School seeks a skilled and enthusiastic history teacher with the ability to teach 10th grade American History and IB History full-time in a rigorous academic setting. Social Science classes at Verde Valley School are writing-intensive courses that emphasize research and analysis.. Teachers at Verde Valley School use an innovative approach to teaching--including primarily experiential, student-centered methods; the use of technology and many poly-modalities activities that honor multiple intelligences. Faculty lead one extracurricular sport/activity twice each week. Faculty supervise students one evening per week and one weekend per month. On-campus housing and meals at the dining hall are provided.
Preference is given to candidates who have:
Experience teaching high school teaching (ideally IB or AP)
IB program experience and training
Previously worked in a residential setting
The ability to coach sports or activities offered at VVS
Experience leading multi-day, outdoor trips
As VVS courses are inherently international, experience and comfort with a variety of cultures is highly valued. The position begins January 1, 2023. Please send a cover letter and resume, with the subject heading: History Position Application. No phone calls please.
Candidates must be willing to wholeheartedly engage in all facets of boarding school life including advising, coaching, weekends, and residential life.
Verde Valley School is a small, independent, boarding and day school serving grades 9-12. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is our main curriculum, and the student body is composed of both students from around the world and throughout the United States. VVS’s guiding principles include academic excellence, intercultural understanding and service to others. Please visit our website for more information at www.vvsaz.org.