Middle School History Teacher

$50,000 - $70,000 yearly
  • Saint Paul's - Clearwater's Independent School
  • Clearwater, FL, USA
  • Nov 01, 2023
Full time Teacher

Job Description

Saint Paul's Clearwater Independent School seeks a full-time Middle School History Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year to teach in a collaborative and supportive learning environment. Experience and enthusiasm in working with motivated students in and out of the classroom are essential. Planning and providing quality instruction, giving extra help, collaborating with colleagues, and leading an extracurricular activity are crucial components of this position. The ideal candidate will be a dedicated, energetic professional with a college degree in history and a passion for teaching middle school students.

Essential Functions

  • Teach several history classes in grades 6 and 8 as assigned
  • Serve as an advisor for our advisory program
  • Teach an elective class
  • Design and update curriculum for all classes taught
  • Communicate with families through report cards and conversations
  • Plan for the accommodation of learning differences
  • Cover recess, lunch, and carline duties on a rotating basis as a member of the MS instructional team
  • Attend field trips, service-learning outings, community events, and gatherings
  • All other duties as assigned by the Head of School and the Director of Middle School 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required 
  • Previous teaching experience in a middle school is preferred
  • While this is primarily a history position, a background in teaching would be a plus
  • Ability to partner with other teachers in the department to help deliver a cohesive program for students 
  • Ability to prepare unit plans, daily lesson plans, classroom materials, and assessments
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, writing, organizational, and communication skills
  • Familiarity with and a commitment to the mission of independent schools and Saint Paul’s School
  • A love for students and a willingness to go above and beyond in the best interests of students
  • Integrity, sound judgment, self-confidence, maturity, and a sense of perspective
  • A high level of energy and ability to work on multiple tasks/projects
  • Ability to model, promote, and provide opportunities for students to live the school’s Honor Code
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to students, faculty, and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic backgrounds


Working Conditions

  • Ability to sit at a computer and keyboard for moderate periods 
  • Mobility sufficient to move about campus, including climbing stairs 
  • Sight and hearing are adequate to perform the duties of the job, including communicating clearly 
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 pounds on an occasional basis 

All staff will comply with school rules and policies, particularly regarding timekeeping, and will follow prescribed office and lunch hours. Any overtime must be approved prior to accrual or offset throughout that week unless the employee's supervisor has stated in the employment letter or as directed by the employee's supervisor.

Staff may be asked to help out in other offices, but such requests must be channeled through and approved by, the Head of School.