Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, an independent Jewish day school in suburban Philadelphia, seeks an experienced, dynamic and caring educator to serve as a full-time Middle School Core (language arts and social studies) teacher and advisor beginning September, 2019. This candidate is capable of teaching an integrated middle school social studies and language arts course. Interested candidates must have the ability to collaborate with colleagues, develop student-centered curriculum, and foster a growth mindset for each of their students. Developing an inclusive environment where students feel safe to take risks in their learning is a central value for the Barrack academic program. In addition, the candidate should seek professional growth and learning through team meetings, professional development opportunities and collaboration with Barrack educators. The ideal candidate enjoys middle school students and teaches with energy and enthusiasm. Qualifications include:
A bachelor’s degree with a strong background in educating middle school students grades six through eight. Master’s degree candidates are preferred along with secondary education certification.
Interest in development of Core curriculum based in history and literature though a constructivist approach.
Ability to differentiate Core instruction for students within a heterogeneous classroom setting
Experience with reading and writing instructional techniques
A strong understanding of appropriate teaching methods for meeting the needs of diverse learners
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills, with experience in effective communication with parents, students, teachers and staff
Ability to function as a member of a team with administrators, teachers, students, and parents
A positive and strong work ethic
Ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner
Proficiency in the use of classroom technology, including but not limited to: Google Suite, learning management systems, and email management
For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to Chris Farrell, Core Department Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy is a private pluralistic day school that is located in Bryn Mawr,PA on a campus of 32 acres. It is a coed academy with grades 6-12. Please check out the academic program, extracurricular activities and life of the school at the web site, www.jbha.org