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Upper School Social Studies Teacher

Website Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart

Forest Ridge seeks a talented, passionate and engaging Upper School Social Studies Teacher to teach a range of Upper School social studies courses, including but not limited to American History (co-taught with American Literature), Business, and opportunities for World History electives, and serve as a grade level advisor. The goals of the Forest Ridge social studies department are:

to build a historical context for understanding modern issues;
to examine the interconnectedness of history;
and to become active, informed global citizens.
Through the Social Studies curriculum, Forest Ridge students will explore the tensions between the wants and needs of individuals and groups, and concepts such as fairness, equity and social justice. They will participate in discourse that develops an appreciation for United States culture along with an understanding of the broad spectrum of cultures, experiences and accomplishments that characterize today’s world. Exact teaching assignments will be made based on a combination of the qualifications of the person hired and the School’s needs.

We are looking for an educator who is passionate about teaching adolescent girls, who works well both independently and with a team and who employs a variety of teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of our students. In addition, we are looking for faculty who are excited by the opportunity to build an integrated curriculum, working alongside members of various departments to build lessons, units and courses of study that unite concepts, topics, themes and skills often taught isolated from one another. Furthermore, Forest Ridge seeks faculty and staff whose philosophies align with our Sacred Heart mission and who enthusiastically believe in educating the mind, body and spirit of each student.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Upper School Social Studies teacher, reporting to the Director of Upper School, will join a collaborative group of colleagues to build a creative, engaging and student-centered learning environment, employing best practices for educating students in an inclusive setting.

Specific responsibilities for this position include:

Teach a range of Upper School social studies courses, including but not limited to American History (co-taught with American Literature), Business, and opportunities for World History electives;
Serve as a grade-level advisor;
Provide academic support for students outside of class time (answering homework questions, providing extra writing help, etc.) as needed;
Actively collaborate with colleagues to design curriculum, assessment and instructional practices in alignment with best practices to create innovative and equitable learning experiences for all students.
Update curriculum maps to ensure a realistic and updated scope and sequence of the content, skills and assessments of each course;
Attend grade-level team and faculty meetings as scheduled;
Participate in the life of the school community by attending school assemblies, divisional gatherings, school events, etc.;
Attend and respectfully participate in communal prayer and other faith services.
QUALIFICATIONS:

A successful candidate for this position will meet the following requirements and qualifications:

Experience teaching social studies, preferably to high school students, and a passion for interacting with high school students in and outside of the classroom;
A personal understanding of and commitment to the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education;
A commitment to working in a girl-centric environment, designed to support the development of competent, confident and courageous women ready to lead in a multi-cultural world;
A bachelor’s degree is social studies, or a closely related field; A master’s degree is preferred.
Prior experience working with a diverse population of students and colleagues;
A demonstrated commitment to culturally responsive pedagogy, including an understanding of themselves and the lenses they bring to interactions, as well as the differing perspectives of others.
A commitment to teaching the whole child;
An ability to work and communicate well with faculty, staff, students and parents;
Fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Salary/Benefits: Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through competitive compensation.

Salary Range(s): based on education and experience: $55,710 – $104,115

Forest Ridge offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package to benefits-eligible employees. Benefits for eligible positions include: medical/dental/vision insurance (based on FTE); flexible spending account (FSA); employee assistance program (EAP); retirement savings plan with employer match after 1 year of employment; paid time off for sick, personal, bereavement, jury/witness duty; vacation time off for staff; family leave; life and disability insurance; professional development opportunities; 50% tuition remission.

To Apply: Qualified applicants should email the following documents to careers@forestridge.org:

Cover letter
Statement of Educational Philosophy
Updated CV/Resume
List of three professional references

To apply for this job email your details to careers@forestridge.org