March 1, 2017

JOB TITLE: 7th/8th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher (May-June, 2017)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Summary/Objective

The Ancona School needs a long-term substitute teacher for 7th-8th grade Language Arts and Social Studies from May – June 2017. The teacher will provide instruction in reading, writing and social studies to children in grades 7 and 8 (multi-age classroom), as well as collaborating extensively with the grade-level cohort, which includes the other 7th/8th Grade Advisors, Head Teachers, Learning Resource Teachers, School Counselor, and multilevel (special subjects) teachers for the grade level. This teacher works as an advisor with dedicated time each morning to building community and social and emotional learning. The Head Teacher is also responsible for evaluating student progress in these subjects and communicating regularly with parents, including weekly updates to the classroom web page, parent-teacher conferences, and emails and phone calls to inform parents/guardians of the child’s academic and social-emotional development. This Head Teacher writes progress reports, leads and participates in parent-teacher conferences, leads the class as part of school assemblies and special events, and monitors student behavior and responds by developing pro-social behaviors and self-regulation.

This is a long-term substitute position running from approximately early May until the end of the school year on June 13, 2017.

Specific Duties

  • Prepare and deliver curriculum in these subjects
  • Assess and report on student progress three times per year
  • Lead class in advisory program
  • Participate in graduation
  • Partner with all adults responsible for 7th and 8th grade students’ education and well-being
  • Prepare for and present at school events, such as open houses and informational dinners
  • Plan and lead field trips to local institutions and parks/natural areas
  • Participate in professional development and faculty work days and weekly faculty meetings
  • Communicate regularly with parents via email and the classroom web site

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Reasonable Accommodation/Essential Duties of the Job

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands

  • Reaching
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Lifting
  • Feeling
  • Talking
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sedentary work, light work, medium work
  • Close visual acuity

Work Environment

  • Inside and outside environmental conditions
  • Noise

Competencies

  • Required background in Language Arts or Social Studies
  • Required experience with middle school
  • Preferred experience with progressive education, interdisciplinary education, inquiry-based learning, or similar

Supervisory Responsibility

None (of staff)

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Full-time

Travel

None

Required Education and Experience

Masters in Education required;

Minimum of three years of progressive education experience

Familiarity with Macintosh platform

Preferred Education and Experience

Masters in History and/or English a plus

Experience working in an independent school environment

Google suite of products

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

None required for this position.

EEO Statement

It is the policy of Ancona School not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, developmental disability, sexual orientation or national origin.  This policy shall include, but not be limited to, the following:  recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff and termination.  

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply

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