Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, a day and boarding school of 600 PK-12 students in the mountains of northeast Georgia, is seeking a Middle School Humanities teacher for a full-time, exempt (10 months) position beginning in August 2020. Middle School teachers deliver instruction in 70 minute classes on a 6 day rotating schedule. This position reports to the Head of Middle School. The applicant should have teaching experience, preferably at an independent middle school.
Teach 4 sections of Middle School Humanities.
Serve as an Advisor.
Coach two seasons of athletics or after school activities.
Serve on a dorm team.
Participate in all required meetings.
Perform other supervisory duties as required of all Middle School teachers - lunch, recess, tutorial, break, tutorial, morning supervision.
Communicate with parents/guardians about student and advisee progress as necessary.
Travel on annual middle school overnight trips in the fall.
Skills and Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in a (Master’s preferred).
1 to 3 years of classroom teaching experience.
Possess a sound understanding of the developmental stages of middle school students.
Develop a unit of study that spans several weeks, culminating in a meaningful assessment.
Ability and willingness to facilitate differentiated, student-centered best practices.
Possess an understanding of literary analysis, writing workshop, and grammar instruction.
Ability and willingness to encourage student discovery and autonomy of thought.
The candidate should be organized and able to manage a series of student information platforms and systems, including: BlackBaud, Gmail.
Equal access to employment, programs and services is available to all. With respect to its employment practices, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation or identity.
Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest addressing their qualifications for this role and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Rabun Gap Nacoochee School
Founded in 1903, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is a coeducational college-preparatory boarding and day school for grades Pre-K – 12. More than 70% of the student body receives scholarships or financial assistance. Every member of the Class of 2019 was accepted into college and many earned merit scholarships. Our campus lies in the heart of the Southern Appalachians, just north of Clayton, Georgia and 90 miles north of Atlanta. Most faculty and staff reside in campus housing. Comprising 600 students from twelve states and 54 countries, Rabun Gap is a global village that seeks to develop the whole child according to its motto: "Work, Study, Worship."
Rabun Gap offers a dynamic educational program that both challenges and nurtures each student. We encourage natural curiosity, and, by holistic teaching, demonstrate that discovery and learning are lifelong pursuits. We believe a student’s education is far broader and richer than what is learned in the classroom; however, the formal aspects of the classroom compose the core from which a student’s education develops.