Shady Side Academy Middle School seeks a sabbatical leave, full-time Latin teacher for the 2024-2025 school year.
Full-Time; Sabbatical Leave, Ten months, Exempt
Head of Middle School
Teaching four or five sections of Latin for grades 6-8
Coaching two seasons of sports or activities
Advising a homeroom group of approximately 11-13 students.
Working as a part of a team with students who are eager to learn
Being an integral part of a caring community of learners
Participation at grade-level meetings, and communication with advisors
Requirements: Experience teaching Latin is required. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated teaching experience, preferably in a middle school setting.
A successful candidate will have:
Respect and Understanding for young people, as well as experience working with early adolescents.
Passion for working with young people
Dedication to and confidence with multiple teaching methods
Sensitivity to diverse communities of learners and an appreciation of developmental differences in a middle school setting
Understanding of major themes in Classical history and culture, and able to make those themes relevant and engaging for Middle School students
A knowledge of 21st Century Skills and how they relate to classroom teaching
An ability and willingness to communicate clearly with parents
A bachelor’s degree is required, further degrees are welcomed. Ideal candidates will have an understanding of differentiated instruction, a flexible and team-oriented approach, excellent written and oral communication skills, exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, superior interpersonal skills, and a sense of humor.
Personal Statement/Cover Letter Inspired by this mission, Shady Side’s driving purpose remains the development of responsible, transformative leaders for the City of Pittsburgh and beyond. This reason for existing was embedded at our inception, as the pioneers of the American steel industry founded a preparatory school designed to ensure next generation leadership for what they envisioned would become the great, enduring industrial city of the 20th century. As we envision the Academy’s next chapter and consider a changing world, we have the opportunity to reimagine how we deliver on this mission. Using the linked document as a resource, please respond to the following prompt: Providing past and current examples, how do you practice Relational Teaching, create opportunities for Civil Discourse, and offer Real Word Learning Opportunities within your teaching practices.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Lunch is included when school is in session.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Shady Side Academy is a diverse community of students and adults who share different cultural values and perspectives. We embrace each other’s differences and backgrounds, and we know that this diversity adds to the richness and depth of our students’ overall learning experience. Faculty members work to ensure a safe and open environment where understanding is central to all, and students’ differences are celebrated as an integral part of the educational experience.
Shady Side Academy, as an educational institution and as an employer, does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status or gender identity and expression in its programs and activities. Our campuses are tobacco-free. In accordance with Pennsylvania law, all Academy employees must submit thorough background clearances prior to beginning work on any campus. Please submit all applications through the employment page on the SSA website.
About Shady Side Academy
Shady Side Academy is a nationally respected private school in Pittsburgh for boys and girls in grades pre-kindergarten through 12, with an optional boarding experience in high school. Four schools with extraordinary resources, teachers who actively mentor, a forward-thinking curriculum, a diverse and inclusive community, and a legacy of alumni accomplishments all inspire Shady Side students to high achievement in academics, the arts and athletics, and to meaningful ambitions in life. Visit the school’s website at www.shadysideacademy.org.
Shady Side Academy is a nationally respected private school in Pittsburgh for boys and girls in grades pre-kindergarten through 12, with an optional five and seven-day boarding experience in high school. Three age-specific campuses with extraordinary resources, teachers who actively mentor, a forward-thinking curriculum, a diverse and inclusive community, and a legacy of alumni accomplishments all inspire Shady Side students to high achievement in academics, the arts and athletics, and to meaningful ambitions in life.