Dexter Southfield is an independent school where boys and girls in Pre-K through Class 12 develop their individual talents and build an ethical foundation for life. Students learn to lead and serve with character, confidence, and compassion. Our 36-acre campus is located on the Brookline-Boston line, just minutes from the city’s best museums, libraries, hospitals, performing arts venues, colleges, and universities—all of which serve as an extension of our classrooms. At Dexter Southfield, we approach everything we do with enthusiasm and commitment, living by our School’s motto: “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”
About Our Team
Our History Department team is made up of highly talented and professional members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to instructing and engaging students in history and current events. We encourage students to apply their knowledge and skills to achieve their post-secondary education goals and remain lifelong learners. If you enjoy working with middle school students and want to develop their love of history, this role offers you a great opportunity to join one of the region’s most respected private schools.
You are an experienced middle school teacher seeking to share your love of history to help nurture students’ passions and curiosities of the world. You demonstrate excellent organizational and relationship-building skills and are committed to helping guide students in both their academic and extracurricular pursuits. You demonstrate integrity, humor, and sound judgment in everything you do and enjoy the rhythm and energy of a vibrant and growing independent day school.
To be successful in this role, you must be able to:
Maintain a full-time academic course load teaching four sections of middle school history
Instruct students in various subject matters to help them think deeply about the world through various lenses of history, research, and current events
Create and present lesson plans that effectively align with core skills and School standards
Engage students in classroom discussions and activities that promotes mindful independent and collaborative problem-solving skills
Develop assignments and homework through which subject area growth and proficiency is measured and prompt feedback is provided to students
Issue progress reports and timely updates consistent with School policies and standards, including quarterly report cards and parent-teacher conferences
Manage classroom and maintain an environment that ensures students demonstrate appropriate behavior, manners, study habits, and academic progress
Provide timely and effective feedback to students, parents, faculty, and administration regarding student progress, needs, and concerns (academic, social, emotional)
Research curriculum and instruction opportunities and develop activities to enhance student educational experiences
Serve on academic or administrative committees
Work collaboratively with colleagues across divisions and departments
Fully engage in School-sponsored professional development programs and department meetings
Remain knowledgeable of instructional and curriculum trends, goals, and objectives
Coach and/or advise at least two extracurricular sports, clubs, or activities
Actively support an inclusive school community based on cultural competence, diverse identities and perspectives, and respect for all voices
Perform other duties, as assigned
Bachelor's degree in History or related field; advanced degree in subject matter preferred
At least three years of full-time teaching experience, preferably with at least three months of full-time remote teaching experience
Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents
Ability to plan, organize, develop, and conduct comprehensive lesson plans and instruction
Demonstrated knowledge in teaching principles, theories, methods, behavior management techniques, and conflict resolution strategies
Understanding of academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of middle school students
Ability to create and contribute to an engaging and inclusive learning environment and workplace
History of continued education or professional development
Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments
At Dexter Southfield, we promote a culture of excellence that extends beyond academics, athletics, and the arts. We value a diverse and inclusive community in which different identities and perspectives are accepted and respected to create a sense of belonging for all.
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Aliber, Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org.