Position Begins: August 2019 Status: Full-time, Exempt Department: Instructional Faculty, Middle School (grades 5-8)
Mounds Park Academy seeks a full-time Middle School Social Studies teacher for the 2019-2020 school year, specifically, for Grades 5 and 6. Social Studies teachers at MPA are responsible for providing a classroom instructional program that supports the individual needs of all students in accordance with the school’s mission and values and in-line with the curricular scope and sequence. Our ideal candidate has experience in teaching and working with middle school age students and has one or more degrees in the social studies or related fields.
It is expected that a successful candidate would:
Teach Social Studies in the Middle School
Design, incorporate and work through multi-source and multi-draft student work in a meaningful and timely manner
Create and use diverse lesson plans and syllabi as per the recent MPA Social Studies Curriculum Review in collaboration with department colleagues
Inspire students to enter into the creative process in classes with project-based, interdisciplinary lesson experiences
Supervise, encourage, counsel, and evaluate students
Create a welcoming, inclusive and effective classroom environment and attend to students’ social, emotional, and academic well-being
Utilize and incorporate available academic technologies for instruction, assessment, and communication with students and families
Communicate and partner with students and parents during scheduled conferences and as necessary throughout the academic year
Participate in Social Studies Department and staff development activities as a faculty member of MPA
Show a willingness to contribute to the life of the school outside of the classroom, including but not limited to, attendance at after-school events, committee membership, and extracurricular activities
Serve as a Middle School adviser to support the whole-child approach of MPA
Perform additional duties as needed (serve on school-wide committees, advise a student club, design curriculum, etc.)
In addition, a candidate should possess the following personal qualities:
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills
Admirable leadership skills and a desire to serve
Strong collaboration and organization skills
Substantial understanding of the developmental and academic needs of the Middle School student
Openness to lifelong learning and continuous professional development
A sense of humor, warmth of personality, and nurturing energy
Flexibility and ability to multi-task in a dynamic, creative, and fast-paced environment
Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply as Mounds Park Academy is dedicated to better reflecting our student body and the Twin Cities area through this addition to our exceptional faculty and staff. Information about our school can be found at www.moundsparkacademy.org.
Mounds Park Academy is an equal opportunity employer.
About Mounds Park Academy
Mounds Park Academy is a PreK-12 private school in Saint Paul that serves nearly 500 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 34 years, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in a rigorous college preparatory experience that is demanding, but not draining, and goes far beyond memorization. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and shake the world. This is what we call rigor with purpose and it grounds our students in the radical idea that their identity in the world is not measured by a test score, but rather by the depth and decency of their impact on the world.