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  • Half-Year Middle School History/Social Science Teacher (sabbatical substitute)

    Wilmington Friends School, a preschool to 12 Quaker, college preparatory, day school located in Wilmington, Delaware and enrolling 700 students, seeks a full-time, half-year middle school history/social science teacher for the 2nd semester of the 2019-20 school year (January 13 through June 17, 2020). This position involves teaching seventh grade social science (20th century conflict), one section of eighth grade US History, and serving as a seventh-grade advisor. A highly qualified candidate is one who...
    Understands the developmental needs of the early adolescent and adolescent child;
    Has strong course work and/or experience in teaching history/social science;
    Is a history/social science enthusiast--personally committed to the discipline and able to communicate both appreciation for history and perspective on the world of the social sciences;
    Is familiar with current standards for curriculum development, teaching practice, and assessment in history/social science education;
    Will bring imagination, a positive attitude, and energy to work with students of ranging experiences and abilities with history/social science;
    Is committed to planning and teaching interdisciplinary units in cooperation with other faculty;
    Is aware of and can use effectively a wide-range of techniques and methods in the classroom which stimulate students and which respond to different learning styles;
    Will contribute in other significant ways to the Wilmington Friends School community (e.g. coach a sport, help with drama productions, run professional development workshops, sponsor an activity, etc.);
    Seeks to serve on a faculty that in division-level groups and through committee work contributes significantly to school governance.
    If interested, please send your resume to Jonathan Huxtable, Head of Middle School (jhuxtable@wilmingtonfriends.org).
    We will invite, for interviews and demonstration teaching on campus, those candidates whose interests and experiences best fit our needs. We are particularly interested in hearing from qualified candidates who want to work in a school that emphasizes the full development of each individual, the value of diversity, and service to others.
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