Middle School Social Studies Teacher
Trinity Episcopal School is seeking a full-time social studies teacher in middle school for the 2023-2024 school year. The teaching role includes four or five sections of middle school social studies teaching (Gr. 6 – geography, Gr. 7 – world history, Gr. 8 – American history) and a possible enrichment class. The MS social studies curriculum includes geography, American history, and world history.
The middle school social studies teacher is also responsible for adopting and creating materials needed for instruction, as well as all formal and informal assessments, including communications with parents via report cards and conferences. The middle school social studies teacher fulfills the duty of student advisor and will shepherd ten to twelve students in grades six through eight as their Koinonia (“fellowship”) leader/advisor, and the role requires travel on class trips two to three times per year.
Our highly relational advisory program requires someone with significant emotional intelligence. Our collaborative decision-making process is best served by someone who has a commitment to the school’s Mission and its community. Finally, like all other faculty, the middle school social studies teacher will assist the overall educational efforts of the school by participating whenever and wherever he/she can.
The Middle School Social Studies Teacher’s primary responsibilities include the following:
• Teach several Social Studies classes in grades 6, 7, 8 as assigned
• Design and update curriculum for all classes taught
• Communicate with families through report cards and conversations
• Plan for the accommodation of learning differences via the usage of appropriate technology tools, i.e. adaptive/assistive devices, audio recordings, etc.
• Facilitate a Koinonia group
• Cover recess, lunch, and carpool duties on a rotating basis as a member of the MS instructional team
• Attend all field trips, service learning outings, community events and gatherings and serendipitous learning opportunities
• All other duties as assigned by the Head of Middle School
Qualities and alignment to Trinity’s mission and core values:
The successful candidate will have the following qualities:
• Familiarity with and a commitment to the mission of independent schools and Trinity Episcopal School, and a commitment to our three primary values of scholarship, diversity, and spirituality is a must
• A love for students and a willingness to go above and beyond in the best interests of students
Integrity, sound judgment, self-confidence, maturity and a sense of perspective
• A high level of energy and ability to work on multiple tasks/projects
• Ability to model, promote, and provide opportunities for students to live into the Trinity Honor Code
• Demonstrated sensitivity to students, faculty, and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic backgrounds
Education and work experience:
• Previous teaching experience in a Middle School classroom environment is preferred
• While this is primarily a Social Studies position, a broad, generalist background in teaching would be a plus
• Minimum of an undergraduate degree is required
Skills and qualifications:
• Ability to partner with other teachers in the department in order to help deliver a cohesive program for students
• Ability to prepare unit plans, daily lesson plans, classroom materials and assessments
• Preferred experience using the following digital learning programs: Google Workplace for Education, EdPuzzle
• Excellent interpersonal, presentation, writing, organizational, and communication skills
Salary and benefits:
Trinity Episcopal School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a compensation plan that compares favorably with those of other independent schools both locally and nationwide. Individual salary levels are competitive and are determined by educational background and experience.