Middle School, Language Arts and History (Ancient Civilization)/Homeroom Teacher
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Position Type: 10-month Staff
Reports to: Academic Chair
OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION:
St Benedict’s Middle School Program serves students in 5th – 8th grades. The Language Arts and History Teacher is given the duty of leading the classroom in instructing students on such a level as to
allow them to obtain proficiency in their subject levels at a grade appropriate level. Responsible
for creating lesson plans, positive classroom management, instructs students on American History,
and creates a well-rounded, comprehensive instructional program, carried through per school
· Teach Language Arts and Ancient Civilization History daily to students in either 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th Grade.
· Lead a homeroom.
· Engage with students in a positive, developing, way.
· Partner in planning scope and sequence for Language Arts curriculum for appropriate grade.
· Assure the well-being and safety of the children in his/her care.
· Follow all St. Benedict's policies and procedures and written work plans. Exhibits a genuine nurturing, caring attitude to all children.
· Positive management of the learning environment
· Monitoring and management of students’ behavior, including appropriate enforcement of student behavior rules
· Maintain a cooperative attitude of working together with the other teachers, volunteers, parents, and program specialists in planning and implementing activities.
· Maintaining child progress in confidential classroom folders and communicating children’s progress with parents at parent-teacher conference time and regularly as required throughout the year.
· Development and implementation of written lesson plans.
· Promoting student engagement in order to assess and encourage progress
· Supporting and strengthening the learning capabilities of each student
· Maintaining a healthy learning environment for the students in both the classroom as well as instruction
· Following professional practices consistent with school policies in working with students, students’ records, parents and colleagues
· Maintaining a professional demeanor in dealings with parents and students
· Providing adequate information, plans and materials for substitute teachers
· Contribute to maintaining accurate, complete and appropriate records and files
· Attending and participating in faculty meetings and other assigned meetings, school activities, and professional development according to school policy
· Assuming responsibility for supervision of students in out-of-class settings, such as field trips or recess
· Showing support and high esteem for St. Benedict’s Episcopal School at all times
· Complying with conditions as stated in employee contract and handbook
· Modeling appropriate behavior in speech and actions
· Be evaluated throughout the year through informal and formal classroom observation.
· Exercise discretion and independent judgment in performing their duties as teachers.
· Any other duties as assigned
· Bachelor’s degree in English or related field required or History or related field; Master’s degree preferred
· Three to five years teaching experience at the upper school level, preferably in an independent school setting.
· Strong knowledge in subject matter.
· Georgia Teaching Certification a plus.
· Experience working with middle-aged students a plus.
· Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
· Superior time management skills and the ability to consistently meet deadlines and be flexible