An ideal Upper School history teacher is a dynamic, caring intellectual who is able to teach a wide variety of historical content to all ages and levels of students. The teacher will work with students in grades 9-12.
Inspiring, engaging, and encouraging students in the study of history
Working collaboratively with colleagues both inside and outside the History department
Using professional growth opportunities to continually refine practice
Responding to the needs of the School, including but not limited to, service learning, advisory programs, coaching, assigned supervision, and other areas as determined by the Upper School Head
Educate and evaluate students within a bi-modal differentiated instruction environment
An ideal candidate will have experience teaching government courses and a willingness to mentor a Model Congress team
Experience working in a student-centered learning environment, with practical experience with problem- and project-based learning, as well as integrated learning
Prior experience teaching Upper School History
Ability to both learn from and encourage continual growth in a highly motivated faculty
Ability to comply with background check, including fingerprints, as required by the agency and/or state regulations
Ability to successfully work with and within a culturally diverse student body, staff, and community
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
About McDonogh School
McDonogh School is a community that finds joy in work, in play, and in the discovery and realization of personal potential. Strong, mutually respectful relationships among and between students and teachers inspire a passion for learning, a dedication to personal integrity, and a commitment to excellence. Embracing diversity of background, culture, and thought, the school builds upon its founder's original mission to provide a life-altering opportunity to develop in its students the will "to do the greatest possible amount of good."
Founded in 1873 and situated on an 820-acre campus, McDonogh is a day and boarding institution that employs 330 faculty and staff; serves 1,370 students in grades PK-12; has a substantial operating budget and endowment; and just completed a $75 million capital campaign, the largest of any independent school in Maryland. Long been recognized as one of the finest schools in the nation, McDonogh has a reputation for being highly innovative and "on the move."
McDonogh School strives to employ a faculty, administration, and staff exhibiting sound ethical standards and character traits such as moral courage and self-reliance, intellectual confidence ...and curiosity with a love of learning, and the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and engage in a wide scope of educational, athletic, and artistic endeavors.
Members of the McDonogh community strive to have the highest of moral principles, and to exhibit cooperativeness, loyalty, open-mindedness, and sensitivity, as well as attention to physical, mental, and emotional health, growth, and well-being of self and others.