The High School Social Studies/History Teacher reports directly to the Head of Upper School. This position shall have direct oversight of the student body, inclusive of behavior management, academic protocols and guidance. Ability to connect with students, families, and to work as part of a dedicated team of individuals.
Key Responsibilities: (The primary tasks, functions and deliverables of the role) • Selects and plans appropriate learning and teaching activities that are in alignment with Léman Manhattan Preparatory School standards and the Academic Plan. • Encourages students to ask questions, to express their challenges and concerns, and to take responsibility for their own growth and learning. • Knows and uses a wide range of assessment strategies consistent with course content and learning objectives. • Provides consistent reports on student progress and maintains open communication in ensuring that these reports are accurate and constructive. • Differentiates instruction and assessment to meet the diverse needs of students. • Identifies students who need additional academic assistance and be able to refer such students appropriately. • Develops lessons that engage students in higher order thinking and problem – solving. • Provides a safe and nurturing learning environment in which students can take intellectual risks. • Attends and participates in staff development programs, faculty events and meetings and serve on staff committees as required. • Creates an atmosphere of mutual respect with students, parents, and colleagues. • Encourages students to set realistic goals and to use their time in a constructive and balanced manner. • Fosters a creative, flexible, and collaborative learning environment. • Uses existing and emerging technologies as integral tools to support teaching and learning. • Helps students develop habits of mind, and skills that will enable them to become lifelong learners, critical thinkers and effective problem solvers. • Attends functions in support of school and community. • Other duties as assigned.
Skills and Competencies (The abilities that the individual needs in order to perform this role effectively) • Comprehensive knowledge of curriculum and instruction within the appropriate content area and/or grade level. • In depth understanding of all elements, goals and instructional best practices strategies, embodied in the Curriculum, as well as the ability to clearly articulate the plan to parents and students. • Outstanding listening and presentation skills. • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills. • Effective organizational skills including but not limited to lesson planning, implementing units of study, differentiating instruction, designing and implementing assessments, analyzing data to inform instructional choices. • Ability to monitor student progress and report information in a timely manner. • Ability to manage, delegate and monitor tasks. • Ability to mentor and coach students, and to serve as a student advocate and advisor. • Highly developed collaborative leadership skills and the ability to work well with others as part of a team. • Ability to prioritize and to expend allotted resources in alignment with stated academic priorities. • Ability to demonstrate in your actions the Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles of the School. • Ability to foster and maintain a positive school climate.
*Demonstrated knowledge and experience developing and assessing curriculum using curriculum mapping software and adapting instruction to meet the individual needs of students. *Experience with integration of instructional technology. *5+ years of instructional experience
Contact: To be considered for a position, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references to Robert Spezzano, Head of Upper School, at R.Spezzano@lemanmanhattan.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. To learn more about our school, please visit the website: www.lemanmanhattan.org.
About Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is an international learning community committed to educating, empowering and inspiring students from early childhood through 12th Grade to be confident, independent critical thinkers. Nestled in the heart of downtown New York City, Léman Manhattan delivers academic excellence that inspires for a lifetime.
One of only four independent schools in Manhattan to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Léman Manhattan is building the next generation of courageous, critical thinkers.
Our two state-of-the-art campuses house nearly 750 students representing more than 50 countries of origin, where an exceptional faculty inspires children to view the world as their classroom.
As an affiliate school of Nord Anglia Education, Léman Manhattan is the only independent PreK-12 school in New York City with established sister campuses in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Our ability to provide students with international learning opportunities is unmatched.
The vision for Léman Manhattan draws deeply from our namesake and sister school, Collège du Léman, one of the world’s most renowned Swiss boarding schools located on the outski...rts of Geneva, with a nearly sixty-year history of educating the sons and daughters of the world’s leaders in business, politics and the arts. Together with Léman International School in Chengdu, China, College du Léman and Léman Manhattan operate as a unique consortium of schools that provide students with a truly “Three Campus, One School” experience.