Long-Term Substitute Teacher (United States History/AP United States History)
St. Catherine's School
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 09162022 1
St. Catherine's School is an Episcopal day school in Richmond, Virginia, founded in 1890 enrolling 946 girls age 3 through grade 12. Located on a 16-acre campus in the western part of the city, St. Catherine's core values include pursuing academic excellence, developing character, nurturing spiritual growth, celebrating individuals, and building community.
St. Catherine's School provides a rigorous education that prepares girls with diverse perspectives for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service in a global community.
St. Catherine’s School seeks a long-term substitute history teacher from approximately January 23-May 25, 2023. Candidates must have teaching experience teaching United States History and AP United States History. The position entails instructing three sections of AP US History and one section of US History and Government to Grade 11 students. An ability to utilize creative pedagogical techniques, integrate technology, and uphold St. Catherine’s values regarding access, equity, and belonging are essential. In addition to classroom responsibilities, the teacher will take an interest in the greater life of the school, align with the lead Global Perspectives teacher, and attend faculty meetings.
Supervisor: Head of Upper School
Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A
Position Status: Temporary, approximately 4 months
Hours of Work: Standard work week
Note: This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work to be performed by employees within this classification. This position description should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required or assigned to an employee in this position. Nothing contained in this position description restricts St. Catherine’s School’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.
Delivering high-quality, engaging instruction using a variety of strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, and project-based learning that align with AP US History standards and ability to teach US History and Government
Ability to direct students in all four sections in executing a short research paper
Working collaboratively with other faculty/staff members/support personnel (e.g., counselors) in assessing and helping students with regard to health, attitude, and learning
Participating in and staying abreast of information coming from required faculty and department meetings
Alignment with lead US History and Government teacher
Serving as an advisor
Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with families
Communicating with parents through conferences when necessary, narrative report card comments, emails, and/or phone calls as needed to discuss students’ progress and explain the school program/curriculum
Professional experience and/or a personal commitment to increasing understanding of topics and initiatives related to diversity, access, equity, and belonging.
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in history or political science, or other relevant social science field and a master’s degree in teaching, history, political science, or other relevant social science field is preferred
Proven success as a classroom teacher
Demonstrated proficiency with integrating technology into the classroom (e.g., Microsoft Office, SMARTBoard, etc.)
Demonstrated adaptability to new and evolving technology, and the ability to show innovation and vision related to the efficient processing of information related to this role
Demonstrated proficiency with oral and written communication
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to grasp, handle and feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl; talk and hear; engage in moderately strenuous physical activity both indoors and out; and smell. The employee may occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to become CPR and First Aid Certified.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
St. Catherine’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its hiring practices. St. Catherine’s School is committed to providing an inclusive educational environment. We actively engage students, families, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our School community respects the differences in ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. Consistent with the School’s mission, St. Catherine’s fosters in our students, and experts from all others, respect for the dignity and wholeness of every person. For more information about the school’s Access, Equity and Belonging please follow this link https://www.st.catherines.org/about/access-equity-and-belonging.
An offer of employment for this position is contingent upon the applicant’s right to work in the United States, authorization for and completion of successful background checks as may be requested by the school or required by law, and ability to comply with the school’s COVID-19 vaccination policy, which requires employees to be vaccinated from COVID-19 consistent with applicable law.
St. Catherine’s School offers a highly competitive compensation package for this part-time position to include excellent health plan options, exhaustive professional development and networking opportunities as well as state-of-the art facilities.
A leader in girls’ education since its founding in 1890, St. Catherine’s School is deeply committed to developing strong, smart, and confident girls who are prepared for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service. With a community of 946 girls age 3 through grade 12, St. Catherine’s combines a warm and supportive learning environment with a well-rounded and challenging curriculum designed to inspire girls to develop courage, explore their passions, and expand their hearts and minds. St. Catherine’s is one of the six member Episcopal schools of Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia. The School embraces a diversity of backgrounds, nationalities, faith traditions, experiences, and perspectives and cherishes the inclusive nature of its community.