Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences, an accredited coeducational independent day school for 130 students (grades EC-8), is currently seeking a dynamic educator to join its faculty as a Middle School Language Arts Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. This is a full time 10-month position starting August 26th, 2019. Our mission is to provide a joyful and supportive learning environment for the development of excellence in each of us. As a School of Arts & Sciences, we seek to provide meaningful cross-curricular activities across disciplines for our students. The School is a proud member of AIMS (Association of Independent Maryland Schools) and NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach middle school (grades 5-8) language arts classes with enthusiasm, creativity, and sensitivity to student learning styles
Model effective, evidence-based teaching pedagogy
Utilize technology for instructing students, maintaining records, communicating information to parents and promoting student and program achievements
Participate in curriculum development, faculty meetings, and professional growth endeavors
Fulfill additional middle school supervisory responsibilities (such as homeroom, advisor, etc.)
We expect all faculty members to be fully engaged in the life and mission of the school, in and out of the classroom. The ability to lead or take part in enrichment classes, school committees, after school activities, athletic teams, and/or summer camp courses is desired.
Education and Experience:
At a minimum, the candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (i.e. English) and have proficient knowledge of relevant topics in English language. Teaching experience (particularly in an independent school setting) is preferred. The ability to take part in and/or lead enrichment classes, athletic teams, school committees, after school activities, summer camp courses, etc. is highly desired.
Skills and Characteristics:
A secure grasp of the curricular elements of middle school language arts
Ability to incorporate hands-on projects, cross-curricular activities, and technology into lessons
Appreciation of the developmental and age characteristics of the students in these grades
Eagerness to communicate with parents
Skill in working collaboratively with fellow faculty members
Enthusiasm for teaching children and helping them to achieve their best
Philosophical alignment with the mission of the school
Organizational and managerial skills
Initiative, confidence, and joy
Interested candidates should visit the Employment section (under “About Us”) at the School’s website, www.barnesvilleschool.org, to complete a general application form. Please send this completed general application form, cover letter and résumé by email to:
Assistant Head of School, Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences