Dexter Southfield is seeking a middle school history faculty member to teach four sections of U.S. history (Class 7), serve as an advisor to middle school boys, and to coach two or more season of sports.
You are an experienced middle school teacher seeking to share your love of United States history, government and economics to help nurture students’ passions and curiosities of the world. You demonstrate excellent organizational and relationship building skills and are committed to helping guide students in the classroom and in their extracurricular pursuits. You demonstrate integrity, humor, and sound judgment in everything you do and enjoy the rhythm and energy of a vibrant and growing independent day school.
To be successful in this role, you must be able to:
Instruct school students in the subject of United States history, government and economics to help students think deeply about the world through various lenses of history, research, and current events
Create and present lesson plans that effectively align with core skills and School standards
Engage students in classroom discussions and activities that promotes mindful independent and collaborative problem-solving skills
Develop assignments and homework through which subject area growth and proficiency is measured and prompt feedback is provided to students
Issue progress reports and timely updates consistent with School policies and standards, including quarterly report cards and parent-teacher conferences
Manage classroom and maintain an environment that ensures students demonstrate appropriate behavior, manners, study habits, and academic progress
Prepare students for standardized testing, including post-secondary entry exams
Provide timely and effective feedback to students, parents, faculty, and administration regarding student progress, needs, and concerns (academic, social, emotional)
Research curriculum and instruction opportunities and develop activities to enhance student educational experiences
Fully engage in School-sponsored professional development programs and department meetings
Remain knowledgeable of instructional and curriculum trends, goals, and objectives
Coach and/or advise at least two extracurricular sports, clubs, or activities
Perform other related duties, as assigned
Bachelor's degree in History; advanced degree in subject matter preferred
Ability to plan, organize, develop, and conduct comprehensive lesson plans and instruction
Demonstrated knowledge in teaching principles, theories, methods, behavior management techniques, and conflict resolution strategies
Understanding of academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of upper school students
Ability to provide a motivating and engaging learning environment
History of continued education or professional development in general education or assigned subject area(s) through in-service training programs or independent studies
Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents.
Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments
At Dexter Southfield, we promote a culture of excellence that extends beyond academics, athletics, and the arts. We offer a community in which employees and students feel valued, respected, and a sense of belonging.