Episcopal School of Acadiana is seeking a dynamic and engaging social studies teacher to teach sixth grade Louisiana Studies, as well as a seventh-grade geography class. The ideal candidate will engage students in a variety of ways to engender enthusiasm for the lessons, and he/she will embrace the idea of experiential learning. As a member of the Social Studies Department, faculty prepare students to become adults with a profound understanding of their society and their own place in it while also providing as broad a historical perspective as possible. This is best achieved by teaching students to view society as a whole by understanding how human beliefs and activities are interrelated. Students will focus on the relationships between events, causes, and field of activity, rather than seeing them as independent of each other. These relationships are taught by specific examples, cases, and situations from the past. The goal in teaching history is not for students to merely learn events from the past, but to also develop the critical and analytical thinking skills that will allow them to succeed at the next level of their education.
The emphasis in Louisiana Studies is to combine the traditional history of Louisiana with a deeper understanding of the Acadian culture and the unique features of the state. Students will learn locations and facts about Louisiana, as well as gain an understanding of how the historian gathers these facts. The theme of Louisiana Studies in sixth grade is “Who we are, Where we are, A whole from many parts.” The main focus of this class is to help students develop an understanding of who they are in the light of the cultures and cultural elements that have built Louisiana throughout its history to what it is today. With this understanding, they can choose to be vital citizens of their communities, their state, their country, and the world. Students will develop skills in comprehension, analysis, research and verbal, written and visual communication. This leads to the seventh-grade geography course where students will get a thorough introduction to geography and a case-study approach to exploring the world.
Episcopal School of Acadiana
ESA is an independent PK3-12th grade school serving students from the seven-parish area of south Louisiana known as Acadiana. Our Lafayette Campus houses grades PK3 through 5, with a state-of-the-art classroom facility and an Enrichment Center that hosts art, music, language, technology, science, the library, and the learning center, as well as administrative offices. The Cade Campus, home to 6th through 12th grades, is a 100-acre rural site that once operated as a sugar mill and plantation. ESA’s academic program is recognized statewide, regionally, and nationally, and ESA alumni succeed in colleges and careers around the world. ESA offers a motivated and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including paid medical plan for employees, dental and vision insurance plans, a school-matched retirement plan and paid time off. For more information on ESA, please visit us at www.ESAcadiana.com.
The Episcopal School of Acadiana does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin or physical disability in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, and hiring policies.
Knowledge and Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree is required. Candidates with a Master’s degree or higher with 3 or more years teaching experience is preferred.
About Episcopal School of Acadiana
Episcopal School of Acadiana is a coeducational, independent day school for students in grades PreK-3 through 12. Our mission is to instill in every student the habits of scholarship and honor. ESA challenges students to develop intellectually, spiritually, and physically.