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The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD is seeking candidates to fill the position of Middle School English and Humanities Teacher for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The ideal candidate is a warm, creative, charismatic educator, who loves working with middle school students and has expertise in and passion for both literacy and social studies content. This position will work as a member of a collaborative team in the English and Social Studies departments. The ideal educator will continue to develop interdisciplinary curriculum, utilize project-based assessments, and best meet the needs of individual students through differentiated instruction. Leading candidates will have a strong background in differentiated instruction and teaching executive functioning skills in the classroom as well as strong classroom management. Exemplary candidates will have a record of providing appropriate scaffolding and interventions targeting various academic and social-emotional skills, with a particular focus on teaching of reading, writing, critical thinking and positive communication to middle school students of all ability levels. Strong candidates have demonstrated success in partnering with learning support staff and parents in addition to integrating positive behavior management in neuro-diverse classrooms. The ideal candidate’s classroom is one that features a strong emphasis on student-centered learning to best develop critical thinking and analytical as well as creative writing skills.
Teaching 6th grade Humanities, an interdisciplinary course in the English and Social Studies departments;
Teaching 7th and0or 8th grade English;
Teaching daily morning check-in, academic flexblock, and/or a weekly advisory or other experiential education courses;
Participating in team meetings to discuss student progress.
A minimum of a BA in English, English education or a related field is required. An MA degree is preferred.
Candidates should have at least three years of successful teaching experience in collaborative working environments.
Experience in differentiated instruction,project based learning, Collaborative Problem Solving, student-centered instruction and working with students with diverse learning needs preferred. Fluency with technology required.
Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) required.
Faculty may be asked to perform their work responsibilities on campus and/or at home. In both settings, the teacher is required to maintain a professional environment.
While on campus, classes may be operating either in person or in an alternative setting. Teachers are expected to be present and accessible for the entire school day (contracted hours), regardless of the setting.
In accordance with the School's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, the School has adopted a mandatory Vaccination Policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families and the community at large from infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and the flu, which may be reduced by annual vaccinations. This policy complies with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities, as applicable.
The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The School encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.
About PK-12 Education
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS), the country’s premier Jewish day school, ) is nationally renowned for the quality of education in general, Judaics and co-curricular studies; for the community that has been created for students, families and staff; innovation in preparing students to be successful in the 21st Century; and for outstanding facilities and resources. CESJDS is home to an educational program that combines learning with experiencing our rich traditions and with the acquisition of skills that enable our students to become successful and effective community members, leaders and workers.