The Bolles School is a private college preparatory school with an international reputation for excellence. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, the school enrolls more than 1,650 day and boarding students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 on four campuses.
Bolles focuses on a complete education that emphasizes excellence in academics, the arts, athletics and other activities like clubs and community service. Students can pursue their interests and learn to balance a rich variety of activities. Our rigorous programs prepare students for future success, and 100 percent of our graduating seniors go on to college. Our students also learn the importance of self-discipline, respect, personal responsibility and compassion. These values, outlined in the Bolles Honor Code, are vital to campus life.
The Bolles School searches worldwide for teachers who demonstrate expertise in their field of study.
Position Purpose: Responsible for preparing History curriculum and providing instruction to middle school students.
Prepares course objectives and outline for course of study following curriculum guidelines
Communicates course expectations
Uses appropriate and varied teaching techniques
Prepares and conducts regular assessments
Assigns lessons, corrects papers, and hears oral presentations
Teaches rules of conduct
Maintains order in classroom and on school grounds
Counsels students when adjustment and academic problems arise
Discusses students’ academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements with parents
Keeps attendance and grade records as required by school
Prepares report cards and individual comments
Fosters positive communication among parents, advisors, colleagues, and students
Communicates effectively both orally and in written form to parents/colleagues in response to inquiries of both student/professional nature
Coordinates class field trips
Maintains regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students
Collaborates with colleagues and students in out-of-classroom activities
Makes full use of professional development opportunities (further education, reading, workshops, conferences, etc.) and demonstrates creative initiative in keeping current in one’s own discipline, which includes the use of technology in the classroom
Bachelor’s degree in History with a focus on American History from a four-year college or university or post graduate work in subject matter; advanced degree preferred
Three years of middle school teaching experience in the subject matter required; independent school experience preferred
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Demonstrated leadership and classroom management skills
Demonstrated ability to create an active learning environment in the classroom
Demonstrated organizational skills
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology in the classroom
Demonstrates and enthusiastically supports the School’s Mission
Performs in a manner that reflects positively on The Bolles School
Communicates well, works congenially, and deals effectively with all school personnel and families, as well as with the larger business and educational community
Performs other duties as requested
About The Bolles School
The Bolles School is a nationally renowned, independent day and boarding School serving over 1,600 students in Pre-K through grade 12 on four campuses in Jacksonville and surrounding communities. A leader in academics, arts, and athletics, the School is firmly rooted in the principles that have characterized its community and traditions for nearly 85 years: pursuing excellence through courage, integrity, and compassion. The vast resources and expert instruction available to students as they explore and hone their individual interests and strengths are embodied in the School’s motto -- All Things Possible -- and students eagerly embrace the myriad of opportunities available to them both in and out of the classroom.