Trinity Episcopal School is seeking a full-time social studies teacher in middle school for the 2023-2024 school year. The teaching role includes four or five sections of middle school social studies teaching (6 - geography, 7 - world history, 8 - american history) and a possible enrichment class. The MS social studies curriculum includes geography, american history, and world history The middle school social studies teacher is also responsible for adopting and creating materials needed for instruction, as well as all formal and informal assessments, including communications with parents via report cards and conferences. The middle school social studies teacher fulfills the duty of student advisor and will shepherd ten to twelve students in grades six through eight as their Koinonia (Greek for fellowship) leader/advisor, and the role requires travel on class trips two to three times per year.
Our highly relational advisory program requires someone with significant emotional intelligence. Our collaborative decision making process is best served by someone who has a commitment to the school’s Mission and its community. Finally, like all other faculty, the middle school social studies teacher will assist the overall educational efforts of the school by participating whenever and wherever he/she can.
Primary Responsibilities: The Middle School Social Studies Teacher’s primary responsibilities include the following:
Teach several Social Studies classes in grades 6, 7, 8 as assigned
Design and update curriculum for all classes taught
Communicate with families through report cards and conversations
Plan for the accommodation of learning differences via the usage of appropriate technology tools, i.e. adaptive/assistive devices, audio recordings, etc.
Facilitate a Koinonia group
Cover recess, lunch and carpool duties on a rotating basis as a member of the MS instructional team
Attend all field trips, service learning outings, community events and gatherings and serendipitous learning opportunities
All other duties as assigned by the Head of Middle School
The successful candidate will have the following qualities:
Familiarity with and a commitment to the mission of independent schools and Trinity Episcopal School, and a commitment to our three primary values of scholarship, diversity, and spirituality is a must
A love for students and a willingness to go above and beyond in the best interests of students
Integrity, sound judgment, self-confidence, maturity and a sense of perspective
A high level of energy and ability to work on multiple tasks/projects
Ability to model, promote, and provide opportunities for students to live into the Trinity Honor Code
Demonstrated sensitivity to students, faculty, and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic backgrounds
Education and Work Experience
Previous teaching experience in a Middle School classroom environment is preferred
While this is primarily a Social Studies position, a broad, generalist background in teaching would be a plus
Minimum of an undergraduate degree is required
Skills and Qualifications
Ability to partner with other teachers in the department in order to help deliver a cohesive program for students
Ability to prepare unit plans, daily lesson plans, classroom materials and assessments
Preferred experience using the following digital learning programs: Google Workplace for Education, EdPuzzle
Excellent interpersonal, presentation, writing, organizational and communication skills
Founded in 2000, Trinity Episcopal School is an independent, co-educational school of more than 435 students in grades K?8. Situated on an urban campus in the Garden District of Charlotte’s First Ward neighborhood, TES capitalizes upon the vibrant Center City as an extended classroom for cultural enrichment, hands?on learning, and opportunities to serve the community.
A mission?driven school, Trinity is dedicated to three equally valued and thoroughly intertwined goals: creating scholars, nurturing spirituality, and embracing diversity. TES is a place of pride and passion, where teachers and students are fully engaged. Trinity’s constructivist curriculum challenges students to academic excellence and seeks to maintain the curiosity found in young learners. In keeping with the Episcopal educational tradition, spiritual development is integral to the Trinity experience and is reflected in regular opportunities for community worship and a comprehensive service?learning program. The founders of Trinity Episcopal School sought to create a student body that would reflect the population of the Charlotte metropolitan area, and it is comprised of a diverse community of learners who lear...n together with a mutual sense of belonging, respect, and acceptance. Trinity is populated by a rich variety of people from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. This intentional pluralism is a hallmark of Episcopal schools that Trinity has embraced since its founding. Additionally, Trinity has established an honor code that holds students to the highest standards of integrity and personal conduct.