The Independent Day School in Middlefield, CT is seeking an experienced 1.0 FTE History/Theater/Writing teacher for the Middle School. The teacher will teach 6th Grade World History, 8th Grade US History, a 7th Grade Theater Class (meeting only once weekly) as well as Co-Teach a 6th Grade Writing class (meeting only once weekly).
The successful candidate will challenge and inspire students to be fearless learners, and will be part of a close-knit teaching and learning community. A high degree of teamwork, collaboration, and communication are a must; a sense of humor is appreciated. IDS values initiative, creativity, and flexibility. The successful candidate will be a full participating member of the IDS faculty/staff.
Start Date: Monday, August 29, 2022 (School begins September 6.)
Overview of The Independent Day School
The Independent Day School is a Pre-K – Grade 8 school located in central Connecticut (30 minutes from New Haven, 30 minutes from Hartford). Founded in 1961 by families associated with Wesleyan University and Choate, IDS has a long tradition of innovative, student-centered education focused on academic excellence and social-emotional learning. The recent development of four Centers of Excellence for Environmental Literacy, Global Citizenship and Cultural Studies, Creative Arts, and Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship provides faculty and administrators with new frameworks for curricular and instructional advancement.
Quick facts about IDS:
Co-ed, non-profit, non-sectarian day school
Students come to IDS from 29 Connecticut towns
Student population: 140
Dedicated, highly educated faculty
Students of color represent 27% of the enrollment
33 acres of woodlands, wetlands, fields, and gardens
Parent participation is encouraged.
Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Promote a positive classroom environment and demonstrate strong classroom management skills in order to create and maintain a learning environment that ensures high levels of learning for all students.
2. Effectively plan and implement creative, high quality, developmentally appropriate curriculum and instruction that encourages students to be actively engaged in the learning process and results in high-end learning for all students.
3. Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of neurodiverse learners. Incorporate individualized instructional accommodations as directed.
4. Utilize assessment and evaluations to guide instructional decisions; maintain accurate, up-to-date records and communicate results to students, parents, and appropriate others in a timely manner with regard to student progress and performance.
5. Collaborate, coordinate, and communicate with students, parents, colleagues, and administrators to ensure the highest level of learning for all students.
6. Serve as a Middle School advisor and complete all activities and assignments related to this role.
7. Communicate the progress and growth of a student in narrative form, using language that is clear and thoughtful, and follows common grammatical expectations.
8. Work diligently and promptly to maintain positive and productive home-school communication and strong working relationships with parents.
9. Perform professional duties efficiently, manage resources effectively, and meet deadlines set by the school.
10. Participate in and support the school’s admissions, development and community events and fulfill expectations for participation in school activities beyond the classroom.
11. Invest in one’s own professional learning and demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement of teaching practice.
12. Participate as an active, engaged member of the whole school community, reaching across classroom and divisional boundaries to create an enriching, exceptional, synchronized school experience for IDS students.
13. Perform other duties as assigned.
Please email a letter of interest that addresses your capacity to fulfill the duties and responsibilities as listed, a resume, a statement of your teaching philosophy and a list of three professional references by August 5, 2022 to Dr. Rochelle Reodica at email@example.com.
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The Independent Day School does not discriminate in its admissions, student treatment, or employment practices on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, religion or creed, sexual orientation, disability status, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identification, genetic information, or membership in any other legally protected class.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in History/Social Studies or a related field
Successful teaching experience in History/Social Studies or a related field
Demonstrated knowledge and skill in culturally responsive teaching practices
Thorough knowledge of pedagogy in History/Social Studies
Exceptional technology skills and proficiency with classroom technology
Excellent oral, written, and presentational skills
The Independent Day School is a Pre-K – Grade 8 school located in central Connecticut (30 minutes from New Haven, 30 minutes from Hartford). Founded in 1961 by families associated with Wesleyan University and Choate, IDS has a long tradition of innovative, student-centered education focused on academic excellence and social-emotional learning. IDS values highly initiative, creativity, integrity, and adaptability in both academic and administrative pursuits.
The Independent Day School is committed to discovering, cultivating, and celebrating diversity in its many forms throughout our community and seeks to foster an atmosphere of personal and cross-cultural curiosity. Visit our webpage on diversity, equity, and inclusion for more information.
Quick facts about IDS:
•Co-ed, non-profit, non-sectarian day school
•Students come to IDS from 29 Connecticut towns
•Student population: 140
•Dedicated, highly educated faculty
•Students of color represent 27% of the enrollment
•33 acres of woodlands, wetlands, fields, and gardens
•Parent participation is encouraged.