Bullis School seeks a Middle School 8th Grade American Studies Teacher for the 2021-2022 academic year to contribute to our vibrant learning community. Candidates should be capable of teaching a wide range of students, with a specific focus on the development and implementation of a robust, hands-on American Studies curriculum addressing American history, civics, culture and literature. This position involves teaching five classes, as well as co-curricular activities including advising eight to twelve students. This position begins in August 2021 and is a 10-month position.
The Bullis Middle School cultivates independence and leadership in a supportive academic environment. Teachers create the conditions for discovery both inside and outside of the classroom supporting and encouraging students to take risks, collaborate and explore. Middle School teachers are fully invested in all students' growth mindset by engaging in events, clubs, and other opportunities that go beyond the classroom. Successful Middle School teachers at Bullis are committed to ongoing professional development and a wide range of teaching approaches to reach a diverse student population. In line with the school’s culture of innovation and a student-centered approach, curriculum development and lesson-design are continuous endeavors and an opportunity to work in subject- as well as grade-aligned teams. The Middle School Social Studies program is part of a larger Humanities and Global Studies Signature Program and includes an 8th grade American Studies seminar offering for students to engage more deeply with the material.
Bullis is a community that welcomes new people and ideas, embraces diversity, and shares a common vision. Bullis is proud of its culture of innovation and growth and supports faculty with ample professional development opportunities that include a commitment to Equity, Inclusion and Justice training and education. Bullis School is an independent coeducational college preparatory day school for students in grades K-12 situated on a beautiful 102-acre campus in Potomac, MD, and is home to a full range of state-of-the-art facilities for learning, arts, discovery, and athletics.
Bullis School is committed to staff diversity, equality, and continued professional growth. Bullis School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Bullis School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
Qualified candidates should possess the following education & experience:
Creating learning environments that encourage risk-taking and deep learning for students with a range of learning abilities using a variety of methods and technology
Detail-oriented, with the capacity to effectively and efficiently manage numerous small and large tasks
Use of reflection and feedback aimed at continued growth in the field of teaching and working with young people
Development and delivery of highly engaging, innovative lessons that measure progress towards academic standard and provide timely feedback and grades to students
Enjoy working in a cooperative, team-oriented environment
Apply a holistic approach to achieving an inclusive environment where differences are valued and respected
Bachelor’s Degree in Education, History, or related field (required)
Master’s Degree in Education, History, or related field (preferred)
Minimum of 2-3 years teaching experience in secondary education (preferred)
Teaching certificates are not required
About Bullis School
. Bullis School is an independent coeducational college preparatory day school for students in grades K-12 situated on a beautiful 102-acre campus in Potomac, MD, and is home to a full range of state-of-the-art facilities for learning, arts, discovery, and athletics.