Lowell School, a progressive independent school in NW Washington, DC, is seeking a part-time Middle School Social Studies Teacher.
Overview of Position
The Social Studies Teacher is a part-time position in the 6th grade responsible for teaching content and skills and implementing a progressive, integrated curriculum. The Social Studies Teacher works closely with the Language Arts Teacher and grade-level teachers in other disciplines on integrated projects. The position is also responsible for serving as an advisor for a group of Middle School students. Successful Lowell teachers are lifelong learners who are reflective about their practice, find ways to bring ‘real life’ into their classrooms, and seek professional development and leadership opportunities.
Candidates must have experience teaching social studies, including strong skills in teaching writing and literary analysis and in creating dynamic classrooms with high educational standards.
Candidates’ pedagogy should be student-centered, and they should be comfortable differentiating instruction.
Candidates should have a passion for working with middle schoolers and be able to inspire students and teachers alike.
Candidates should be inspired by Lowell’s mission and have a commitment to social justice and equity, and cultural competence.
Candidates should be able to work collaboratively, have excellent communication skills, and be willing to work closely with families.
A master’s degree in education with a focus on social studies and at least three years of successful experience as a teacher are preferred, but alternate pathways into the profession will be considered.
Experience with curriculum development, curriculum integration, and assessment strategies.
Experience with constructivist teaching/learning.
A collaborative spirit, and a ready sense of humor.
To apply for the position, please send a cover letter, résumé, and three references to Kavan Yee, Director of Middle School, at [email protected]. Letters of reference are highly encouraged.
Lowell School has a longstanding institutional commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusivity. Lowell prohibits any discrimination or harassment based on a person's race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, past or present military service, or any other ground prohibited by federal, District of Columbia, or other applicable law. This policy covers all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotions, termination, pay, and the work environment.
About LOWELL SCHOOL
Our mission is to create an inclusive community of life-long learners in which individual is valued and respected. At Lowell, dedicated teachers nurture curiosity and help children develop fundamental skills and deep, conceptual understandings that will last a lifetime. In the Pre-Primary School, opportunities abound for exploration, discovery, and learning. Teachers pay close attention to each child’s social, emotional, and academic development. In the Primary and Middle Schools, a rigorous, integrated curriculum—which includes the full complement of academic classes, as well as arts, technology, and physical education—engages students in active, experiential learning. A strong social curriculum develops interpersonal skills, multicultural understanding, and community engagement. A full array of after-school activities—including sports, swimming lessons, music lessons, and minicourses—are also available for all enrolled students.