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English and Social Studies Teacher: Grades 7-8

Company: The Park School
Location: Brookline
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

 

 English and Social Studies Teacher: Grades 7-8

About The Park School

The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade 8 independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education. The cornerstone of Park's program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to his or her greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park's faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community. 

The English and social studies teacher is a member of the schools Upper Division (Grades 7-8) and reports to the Head of the Upper Division. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in teaching both social studies and English, a love for both the subjects and for teaching middle school students. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative team member who has had experience with applied learning and creating teaching materials to make English and social studies come alive in a classroom rich with differentiated instruction. At the Park School, faculty engage respectfully with families and demonstrate sensitivity to cultures, values, configurations, and beliefs. This is a 10 month, 1.0 FTE teaching position with the opportunity for additional stipend(s) for co-curricular programs and activities. 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Teaches four sections of English and/or social studies
  • Serves as an Upper Division Advisor
  • Demonstrates a deep understanding of the relationship between curriculum, subject matter, and child development
  • Implements creative and innovative curriculum, instruction, and assessment
  • Uses technology tools to advance student learning and growth
  • Differentiates instruction to reach all learners effectively 
  • Fosters a classroom environment where students feel comfortable to take risks, make mistakes, and be curious
  • Works in partnership with students and their families
  • Collaborates with department, grade-level and academic support colleagues 
  • Integrates diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core value of the School and classroom learning
  • Participates in the school community, including faculty and committee work, weekly school duties, and activities

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree required
  • Masters Degree preferred
  • 3-5 years teaching experience preferred
  • Middle school level teaching and experience advising preferred 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with students, colleagues, and other adults; team skills, such as lesson planning with others
  • Strong communication skills, including experience in writing student comments and other school-related documents
  • Motivation for and interest in professional development
  • Experience working in a diverse community
  • Previous experience and/or interest in athletic coaching or supporting student-led clubs, organizations and events helpful

Application Information

  • Please visit Parks career page to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, leadership/philosophy statement, and the names of three to five references including two present or past supervisors.
  • The Park School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching and learning. 
  • The Park School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.

 

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