Middle School History Teacher

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Redwood Day School

Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with over 400 students and 80+ faculty and staff all learning together on our four-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.

Job Description:

The Middle School History Teacher will have a strong foundation in history content including ancient civilizations, world history, and US history. At Redwood Day, our history curriculum is grounded and informed by some of the following essential questions: Why do civilizations rise and fall? How does culture spread? What happens when cultures clash? Why do multiple perspective matter? How does this relate today? How can diversity lead to a union?  We are seeking candidates who are fundamentally curious about the lessons and perspectives in history and who will inspire students to engage in their own critical inquiry. This teacher will partner closely with the other middle school history teacher to develop and curate a comprehensive, effective, and cohesive 6-8th grade history curriculum. The ideal candidate will also have experience working with middle school students and appreciate the opportunity to work with this age-group that is experiencing lots of transitions in three short years. They will also be a strong collaborator with other teachers and community members, and have a strong commitment to meeting the learning needs of each student, a teaching style that supports differentiated instruction, and an interest in building a community.  

As a teacher in the Middle School, this individual will also serve as an advisor, facilitate an elective activity, and participate in various student and community activities and professional development. Additional responsibilities include active involvement in collaborative teacher meetings, supervisory duties, and accompanying students on an annual outdoor education trip. 

This is a full-time position, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays for faculty/staff meetings) beginning in August 2020.

Essential Requirements:

  • BA in history
  • Classroom teaching experience in history, especially at the middle school level
  • Natural rapport with children and strong classroom management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

 Desired Qualifications and Traits:

  • Masters Degree in specific subject area, Masters in Education, or teaching credential

Redwood Day offers highly competitive compensation and benefits.

Limitations and Disclaimer:
The above job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with federal and state laws. Employment at Redwood Day is “at-will”. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and TB assessment.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day application form electronically by January 17, 2020, to middleschoolhistory2020@rdschool.org, Attn: Jim Rendle and Cheryl Ting

Non-discrimination Policy:
Redwood Day is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit.  We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, and physical or mental disability, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.  It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name or pronoun usage.

To apply for this job email your details to middleschoolhistory2020@rdschool.org