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Sixth Grade Social Studies Teacher

Position Type Teacher
Start 08/01/2020
School Name Rowland Hall
City, State Salt Lake City, UT 
Posted 02/13/2020

Middle School

Rowland Hall Middle School (grades 6-8) serves approximately 210 students and is focused on the academic, emotional, and social growth of students. The Middle School runs a 7-day rotating schedule with hour-long classes. All middle school teachers serve as grade level advisors and on grade-level teams with dedicated collaboration time set aside throughout the week to discuss students, curriculum, instructional practices, and professional growth. In recent years, the Middle School has focused on experiential learning with grade-level class trips and Winter Sports and has moved towards a more extensive grading system with Mission-Based Grading. The Middle School runs a 1-1 iPad program with Apple TVs in each classroom and teachers host their curriculum in Canvas. Moving forward, the Middle School will capitalize on the strong collaborative nature of the teachers to enhance the curriculum looking at interdisciplinary connections and having our students engage within the Salt Lake City community.

Position Summary

Collaboration and flexibility are key as this person is a member of the 6th-grade team as well as the middle school social sciences department. The job entails planning and teaching dynamic, age-appropriate lessons in 6th grade as well as being a grade-level advisor. The 6th-grade social studies curriculum is anchored in Ancient Civilizations and weaves in multiple social sciences such as geography, sociology, economics, and anthropology. There is a focus on the Sustainable Development Goals to connect ancient culture and time to contemporary issues. In addition to teaching and advising, there is an expectation to communicate regularly and proactively with students, their families, and colleagues while contributing positively to the overall school culture while fulfilling duties as assigned (recess and lunch supervision, field trip supervisor, etc) and serving on all-school committees as requested or desired.

The Ideal Candidate

All candidates should have classroom experience and a background working with middle school-age students. They should have excellent interpersonal skills, a sense of humor, and an interest in engaging in the school community, while advocating for students, supporting parents and collaborating with faculty and staff. In addition, they should:

  • Be able to develop an innovative curriculum and apply a variety of instructional practices that relate to the unique needs of this age group in the realm of social sciences and advisory;
  • Have the ability and desire to support and promote the mission statement and values of the school;
  • Demonstrate comfort with and commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Have a proven track record in terms of collaborating with colleagues and families;
  • Be a flexible thinker who is willing to learn new concepts, ideas, and evidence-based practices.

This is a full-time, exempt position beginning August 1, 2020, and reports to the Middle School Principal.

To apply please send a cover letter, resume, and any other supporting materials to Andrea Beckman at andreabeckman@rowlandhall.org. For more information about the school, please visit rowlandhall.org.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Rowland Hall is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, believes that each individual is entitled to equal opportunity without regard to sex, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal or state anti-discrimination laws. Rowland Hall’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

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