6th Grade History/English Teacher

  • St. Benedict's Episcopal School
  • Smyrna, GA, USA
  • May 18, 2023
Full time Teacher

Job Description

Middle School, Language Arts and History (Ancient Civilization)/Homeroom Teacher

FLSA Classification:            Exempt

Position Type:                      10-month Staff

Reports to:                             Academic Chair



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.

  • Must work well as part of a small team.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office or other similar programs;  Renweb experience a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time while instructing; excellent hearing abilities; physical ability to transport students from one area of a building/campus to another; physical ability to move into different learning spaces.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Administration.

·       Superior time management skills and the ability to consistently meet deadlines and be flexible