MICDS has a rich and distinctive history spanning more than 150 years. A leader in independent education, MICDS is a college-prep, coeducational school for grades JK-12. Our mission is to help students discover their unique talents, preparing them for higher education and a life of purpose and service as engaged citizens in our ever-changing world.
MICDS offers employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits plan, including a generous 403(b) retirement plan where the School contributes 8% of salary with an employee’s 3% contribution; medical, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts and long term care insurance; life insurance and short-term and long-term disability insurances; tuition benefit; paid leaves; access to a fitness center; and free lunch.
Under the general direction of the Head of Middle School, the English teacher is responsible for preparing curriculum and teaching in the middle school. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of middle school teaching experience and hold a bachelor's degree in English, master's preferred. The teacher should also have a deep understanding of the developmental needs of children in the early adolescent years and a deep affection and appreciation for middle school students themselves.
Works with the department chair and curricular team to plan, document, evaluate, and revise curriculum.
Selects and develops related print and online course materials.
Creates effective assessment tools to support student achievement and growth.
Implements effective classroom management strategies to ensure a productive learning environment.
Evaluates, documents and communicates student progress through reporting system and conferences.
Attends faculty, grade level and departmental meetings and supervisory duties.
Serves as grade level advisor for 10-12 students and implements grade level programming and advisory curriculum.
Assists and supports students outside of class as needed.
Communicates student progress consistently with parents and guardians.
Collaborates effectively with departmental and grade level teams as well as student support service personnel.
Participates in the MICDS professional development framework and pursues outside opportunities to stay current with best practices.
Serves on divisional and school-wide curriculum and program committees.
Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the school’s discretion.
Job Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor degree in subject matter required and Masters preferred.
Ability to work in an environment that embraces a diverse community of students, educators, parents, and alums.
Experience working in a one-to-one laptop environment or relevant technology skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must enjoy working and learning with children.
A criminal history and background check is required and must be successfully completed prior to employment.
May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled classroom environment.
Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold.
About MICDS - Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
Founded in 1859, MICDS is a nonprofit, independent, preparatory school offering non-sectarian education to qualified students regardless of national origin, race or religion. MICDS consists of the Ronald S. Beasley Lower School, for grades Junior Kindergarten-4; Middle School, offering a coordinate model of single-gender education in the core curricular classes, for students in grades 5-8; and the Upper School for grades 9-12. MICDS is recognized as one of the nation's leaders in independent education.