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Grade 6 Social Studies (Leave Coverage: August - December 2024)

Department: 01-51110-555 MS 6-8 Exempt
Location: Milton, MA

Position: Grade 6 Social Studies (Leave Coverage: August - December 2024)

Department: Middle School

Location: Milton Academy Campus, Milton, MA

Hours: Full-time with the flexibility to work nights and weekends

FLSA: Exempt

Classification: Faculty (Academic Year)

Milton Academy is an independent college preparatory K–12 school, boarding and day in grades 9–12, located just outside of Boston.

Milton Academy cultivates in our students a passion for learning and a respect for others. Milton students grow by developing their own identities, learning from and listening to the lived experiences of others, and living and working among peers whose differences they accept with respect and care.

In our ongoing work to create an environment that confronts bias, injustice, and bigotry, we encourage each other to be open to learning, explore our histories and identities, and seek to understand the world around us with a critical lens. At Milton, we prepare students to partner with their future communities to create a more just world, and to have the courage to speak up and live by our motto, “Dare to be true.”

Summary of Position:

The Grade 6 Social Studies (Leave Coverage: August - December 2024) teacher fosters a dynamic and inclusive learning environment focused on innovative teaching practices and student engagement. The individual is also expected to actively support students, create a positive classroom environment, and adjust teaching methods to support diverse learning styles as needed. This position primarily involves providing students with the following skills and habits of mind: the ability to evaluate evidence, make persuasive, evidence-based arguments in written and verbal contexts, and problem-solve collaboratively and creatively.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Teaching

  • Teach four sections of Grade 6 social studies.
  • Design, plan, and implement student-centered lessons which demonstrate a deep understanding of the academic discipline, research-driven pedagogy, anti-bias and anti-oppression teaching practices, and alignment with departmental learning objectives
  • Collaborate with department members and Dean of Teaching and Learning
  • Collaborate with grade level team members across disciplines to design and deliver innovative cross-curricular learning opportunities for students
  • Informally and formally assess and provide feedback on student learning, behavior, and social-emotional development at regular intervals
  • Communicate clearly, effectively, and on a regular basis with students, families, and colleagues both formally and informally.
  • Incorporate feedback and reflection to further develop teaching and learning and curriculum development into daily practice.

Other Middle School Responsibilities

All middle school employees are expected to attend morning assemblies and advisories, faculty and staff meetings, grade-level meetings, departmental meetings, and professional development. All Middle School employees are expected to be ready to welcome students into our space at 8:00 a.m. and, in this role, to remain on campus until 4:00 p.m.

A variety of community responsibilities are also an essential component of our program. All middle school employees are responsible for:

  • Weekly lunch supervision
  • Weekly study hall supervision
  • Facilitation of one semester-long activity

Supervision to be received: Supervised by the Middle School Principal

Supervision to be exercised: none.

Education/Certification/Licensure

Required: A bachelor’s degree in history or a related field

Preferred: A master’s degree in history

Experience

Required: A minimum of three years of proven experience in teaching at the middle school level

Preferred: Experience working in an independent middle school

Competencies

Required:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated computer expertise including GoogleSuite, Microsoft word, and Adobe.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external constituencies.
  • Understanding of confidentiality and related issues.
  • Receptive to supervision and professional development.
  • Desire to be a part of a dynamic educational community.

Physical Abilities

Required:

  • Must be able to work at a computer for up to 8 hours each day in conjunction with OSHA requirements.
  • Must be able to teach in a classroom setting and use relevant instructional technology.
  • Must be able to move around the Milton Academy campus without restriction.
  • Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.

All interested internal candidates must complete an application for promotion or transfer and forward to your supervisor as soon as possible.

The essential functions and basic skills have been included in this job description; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This position description is subject to change at any time.

An equal opportunity employer, Milton embraces diversity and the pursuit of excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race (including natural and protective hairstyle), color, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy related condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, religious creed, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, citizenship, national or ethnic origin or any other status protected by applicable law.

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