7th/8th Grade World and US History Teacher

The Dorris-Eaton School

7th/8th Grade World and US History Teacher

Belmont, CA
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Full Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    School Description: The Dorris-Eaton School, founded in 1954, is a private, independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school with nearly 360 preschool, elementary and junior high students. Founded on the belief that quality education begins early when young minds are naturally receptive to new ideas and when good habits can be easily formed, the dedicated faculty employs sound instructional principles to a strong academic program. Students are encouraged and empowered to become life-long learners who are responsible, productive, and engaged citizens. Excellence in education and developing character are integral components of education at Dorris-Eaton. Full-time Position: 7th and 8th Grade World/US History Teacher Dorris-Eaton has a full-time opening for a talented, highly skilled history teacher. We believe that student achievement is strongly linked to a sound curriculum delivered by qualified, effective educators. An accelerated curriculum that utilizes high school level materials is taught to motivated students where the student-teacher ratio is low. The ideal candidate will foster a learning environment in which seventh- and eighth-graders work to their academic potential while developing as individuals in our school community. Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in history or similar field; M.A. or Ph.D. preferred - Demonstrated knowledge of World History since the 15th century and U.S. History - Excellent oral and written communication skills - Desire to teach bright seventh and eighth grade students Job Description: Curriculum Overview Our history curriculum is taught utilizing a variety of strategies to make history meaningful and relevant for students. Examining history in the context of social, cultural, economic, and political processes enables students to develop critical-thinking skills and make connections between the past and modern day. Communicating their analysis through well-thought-out and well-written responses is a hallmark of our program.   Essential Duties - Communicate concepts in a clear, concise manner - Create and maintain a safe and productive learning environment - Establish a culture of high expectations - Foster a learning environment that promotes critical thinking - Support students' academic and social development - Execute all duties essential to students' learning and social development - Work collaboratively with colleagues - Establish and maintain positive rapport with parents - Actively participate in school activities and functions Compensation (based on 2019-2020 school calendar) - Competitive salary (September to mid-June) - Benefits - medical, dental, and vision - 401K Application (submit to Peggy Arman at parman@dorriseaton.com) - Letter of introduction outlining your teaching philosophy, areas of professional interest and expertise, and an explanation of why you would like to be a faculty member at The Dorris-Eaton School - Two letters of recommendation written by individuals who can speak to your abilities as an educator - Resume

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