For the 2021-2022 school year, Trinity-Pawling is seeking a History Teacher who is able to teach students to establish historical significance, use primary source evidence, identify continuity and change, analyze cause and consequence, take historical perspectives, and understand the ethical dimension of historical interpretations This individual will also serve as an advisor, dorm parent, and coach (2-3 seasons).
Engage students by implementing meaningful project-based and experiential learning activities and designing projects/classroom activities using 21st-century learning objectives (critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, reflective learning, and cross-disciplinary thinking)
Deliver instruction where students are asked to remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate, and create. This includes small group work, meaningful homework, and a tiered level of choices in assignments.
Create a culture that allows for many different types of learning by giving the students skills to think critically and providing a tiered level of assignments.
Manage students’ behavior by having systems in place that allow students to grow their best selves both academically and behaviorally; collaborate with administrators/parents on holding students accountable.
Measure students’ progress by using a variety of valid assessment models, designing assessments to match curriculum objectives, and using Bloom’s taxonomy, as well as rubrics.
Advise students to meet academic objectives and age-appropriate life skills (interpersonal, conflict resolution, and time management) by meeting one-on-one on a regular basis; prove and obtain updates from other faculty and share information with parents.
Coach athletic teams by planning and attending all practices, teach students athletic strategies and techniques and ensure there is sportsmanship throughout the season.
Build relationships with students, parents, and colleagues by providing regular updates to parents and faculty, having meaningful conversations, providing feedback, and being accountable.
Support the School’s mission by actively participating in the student’s learning inside and outside the classroom, displaying a positive attitude, and engaging in the spiritual life of the School.
Develop personal mastery by participating in professional development, networking to incorporate best practices, and reading professional publications.
Connect with students by fully participating in campus life and engaging in extracurricular activities.
Promote the interest of students by being a good role model, establishing and reinforcing clear boundaries and guidelines, encouraging students’ autonomy and independence, and acting in a transparent manner.
Follow procedures by adhering to the School’s policies, creating and inputting student-specific comments/grades/attendance into the database, and communicating in an efficient & professional manner.
Perform other duties as may be required.
The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree in social sciences and have 2+ years of teaching experience.
In addition, the qualified candidate is able to:
motivate students with a sense of humor, flexibility, high energy, and collegiality;
coach athletics and/or lead an extracurricular activity (prior experience preferred);
communicate clearly, effectively and compassionately (orally and in writing) with students, parents, and colleagues;
motivate teenagers: (the over and underachiever, the super-focused and the unfocused, the gifted and the learning disabled);
deal effectively with ambiguity and change;
build relationships with students, parents, and colleagues;
give and receive constructive feedback;
demonstrate a clear interest in being part of a community that is committed to diversity and inclusion;
establish and reinforce clear boundaries while being a positive role model for students;
meet the physical demands, which may include traveling on uneven terrain, climbing/descending stairs, standing for long periods of time, and carrying up to 50 pounds.
To apply for this faculty position, please visit our Career page on our website. Candidates who can contribute to our School’s diversity through their teaching, scholarship, and/or service to the institution are encouraged to apply. All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background check.
About Trinity-Pawling School
Trinity-Pawling School is an independent college prep school located on 230 acres overlooking the beautiful Hudson River Valley, just 60 miles north of New York City. Founded in 1907, the School offers boarding and day programs serving 300 boys in grades 7-12 and offers a postgraduate program.
The goal of a Trinity-Pawling education is to unlock the potential for greatness that exists in each boy. The School pursues this goal through a vigorous learning environment that emphasizes innovation, creativity, and critical thinking. Our commitment to project-based and experiential learning acknowledges the research that has identified learning paradigms that prove to be successful for boys, therefore students are taught in an active, engaging environment, in and out of the classroom. The Trinity-Pawling learning experience combines a timeless commitment to character with a dedication to prepare young men for an ever-changing world.
With 90% of faculty living on campus, students learn and grow in a close-knit community. Students are guided by teachers who are also their coaches and dorm parents, establishing strong faculty-student collaboration and providing for 24/7 learning. A ca...maraderie of “brotherhood” is enhanced by the mutuality of a family of educators and students who are dedicated to building a culture of excellence and a commitment to honor.
Each new academic year brings new commitments—to curiosity, community, communication, and character. These focus points are what gives Trinity-Pawling its distinctive culture. They allow our employees to be life-long learners, to develop individual self-awareness, and creativity in a community that is supportive and caring. This ethos allows our entire community to communicate openly and build meaningful relationships, and enables us to recognize and celebrate the gifts and talents in our students — and in each other.