Middle School Social Studies Teacher 2024-2025

  • The Lovett School
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Apr 17, 2024
Full time Teacher

Job Description

The Lovett School, an independent K-12 day school in Atlanta, GA, seeks a Middle School Social Studies teacher to begin in August 2024.  Interested applicants should be able to teach Middle School Social Studies grades six through eight. Experience teaching Middle School students and a Social Studies/Humanities background are preferred.

Lovett’s Commitment to the Whole Child 

Lovett's Core Values 

The Lovett School Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

Reports to:  Head of Middle School

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop curriculum materials, including course outlines, syllabi, and other instructional materials with the planning team
  • Carry out all responsibilities associated with teaching the assigned classes
  • Conduct before and after-school tutorials as scheduled
  • Participate in department, faculty, team, and grade-level meetings as called
  • Ensure that students adhere to The Lovett School behavioral guidelines and expectations
  • Is involved in the life of the school outside of the classroom
  • Engage in community and position with professionalism and punctuality
  • Fulfill additional duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies or Humanities and three to five years of teaching experience, preferably in the middle grades, or equivalent
  • The drive, organization, and flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment, contributing to the school community beyond the classroom
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to facilitate effective and professional communication with students, parents, colleagues, and supervisors
  • Employment of a variety of teaching techniques (problem-based, project-based, design thinking, etc.), including the meaningful use of technology, to engage students and further their critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity
  • A strong desire to work in a collaborative learning community, employing a growth mindset both for professional development and as a model for students
  • Desire and ability to develop an atmosphere of trust and knowledge of students as individuals, thus strengthening the lived experience of belonging to practice and embrace Lovett’s core values and faith identity
  • Demonstrated flexibility and responsiveness to a variety of learning styles and across a range of abilities, demonstrating dedication to the healthy development of the whole child
  • Ethical behavior, professionalism, strong verbal and written communication skills, and respect for diversity
  • Regular and reliable attendance

Physical Demands:  

NOTE: The Lovett School employment process includes a post-offer drug (hair) test and background check. See the employment application for more information.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands from wrist to finger, and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and reach with hands. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.