City and Country seeks a full-time Eighth Grade (XIIIs) Group Co-Head Teacher position for the 2020-2021 school year, beginning August 2020.
The XIIIs study 20th century American history in a global context. In recent years, the focus has been on the role of the media in the representation of race relations. Through reading Richard Wright’s Black Boy, the XIIIs explore the historical context of the book by examining the period from 1908 to 1927, the years covered by that work. Finally, in the spring the XIIIs read Orwell’s 1984 as they explore control of media and surveillance by governments and corporate entities. In addition to strengthening and expanding their math, language arts and research skills, the XIIIs write and publish a bi-weekly newspaper that covers City and Country from IIs-XIIIs, along with other contemporary issues of interest to the XIIIs.
Experience with a head teacher of history or language arts
Experience with the age range
Experience developing a social studies program that integrates other disciplines such as art, music, drama, science, and Spanish
An interest in current events and journalism
Experience with the teaching of math a plus, though not essential
Experience with InDesign software would be most welcome
Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
Collaborate and coordinate closely with co-teacher, both day-to-day and during the high school application process
Work in close partnership with colleagues and children
Share responsibility for approximately 25 eighth graders
Commitment to equity, progressive education and the core values and mission of the School
Chaperone both an overnight trip and a week-long trip with the XIIIs
City and Country School is an independent, progressive school for children ages 2-13 in Greenwich Village. Children at City and Country develop responsibility and a strong sense of community through group experiences such as block building and work with other open-ended materials in the Lower School, and group jobs in the Middle and Upper School. Through trips, books and opportunities for other first-hand experiences, children learn to ask questions and conduct meaningful research. An underlying respect for children, the group process, and a social-studies driven, interdisciplinary approach are among the hallmarks of our program.