The Rabbi Jacob Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am seeks an experienced and enthusiastic middle school humanities teacher and advisor for the 2020-21 school year. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching humanities, history or English, in an independent school, as well as a demonstrated interest in the intellectual, emotional and social development of children. This position is full-time, and salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and includes excellent benefits.
A successful candidate possesses:
- BA degree in English or History (mandatory) with a Master’s in the field or Education preferred.
- Teaching credential (or be enrolled in a university program);
- 3-5 years experience teaching middle school English, Social Studies or Humanities
- Training in Teachers’ College Reading and Writing Workshop preferred.
- An interest and/or experience teaching social emotional curriculum to middle school students
- Excellent communication skills with both children and adults
- A warm and energetic personality and a good sense of humor
- Strong classroom management and community building skills
- Experience with inquiry-based learning, technology integration, and innovative curriculum development.
In addition, an ideal candidate will value collegiality with other teachers and administrators.
Middle School students read a wide selection of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and Shakespeare; many of their texts integrate with the social studies curriculum. This integration focuses on Ancient Greece and Rome in 6th grade, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in 7th grade, and American history in 8th grade. Students in grades 6-8 utilize design thinking strategies and benefit from a one-to-one iPad program.