Grade 6 English and Social Studies Teacher

Nashoba Brooks School, Concord, MA

Accredited by AISNE

Nashoba Brooks School is an independent school for boys and girls, age 3-Grade 3; Girls, Grades 4-8. The School is committed to personal excellence in academics, athletics and the arts within its mission of preparing students for “…a life of continuous learning, accomplishment, and leadership in a diverse and changing world.”  We believe that diversity enriches and strengthens community and challenges individuals to become agents of change in creating a more fair and equitable world.

Summary

Nashoba Brooks School seeks a full-time English and social studies teacher for the 2020-2021 academic year to teach and serve as an advisor for middle school students in Grade 6. The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for teaching in a dynamic, student-centered school committed to continuous learning and excellence in 21st century education. A teacher at Nashoba Brooks models the mission of the School to create a student-centered, mission-driven learning environment for students.

Responsibilities

Nashoba Brooks teachers:

  • Work closely with teaching and administrative employees to support the educational, social and emotional development of students.
  • Communicate proactively and effectively with students and parents, including writing individualized student reports, and participating in parent/teacher conferences.
  • Participate as an active member of teaching teams to support curriculum development and integration.
  • Work collaboratively with teaching team members, the learning specialist, and School counselor to identify and address student learning needs.
  • Model excellent problem solving and project management skills with a commitment to viewing challenges as problems that can be solved rather than obstacles that cannot be overcome.
  • Appropriately and effectively integrate technology and assessments to enhance student learning.
  • Support effective communication and collaboration within the Middle School team.

Responsibilities of an Advisor

  • Serve as an advisor to approximately ten to twelve middle school students.
  • Work closely with co-advisor to plan and facilitate advisor meetings from 8:15-8:45 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a 45 minute X Block period once a week.
  • Serve as liaison sharing important information with students, parents, and members of the 6/7/8 Team to best support student learning and growth.

Skills

Strong candidates will demonstrate:

  • Excellent knowledge in teaching English and social studies to Grade 6 students.
  • Excellence in integrated curriculum development, lesson planning, technology integration, and formative use of student assessments for middle school students.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, which include: an ability to write detailed comments on students’ progress reports, including the ability to communicate directly, effectively, respectfully and constructively with people of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • An ability to effectively differentiate curriculum to teach students with diverse learning styles.
  • Proactive teacher-parent interaction and communication.
  • A proven track record of efficient project management and problem solving skills with the ability to initiate and complete multiple tasks, independently or collaboratively, as required.

Experience

  • Knowledge of social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of middle school students
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of experience teaching humanities to middle school students.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Ability to coach and/or lead a student activity preferred.

 

The successful candidate will model integrity, professionalism, curiosity, responsibility, creativity and respect for all persons, as well as a demonstrated commitment to advancing the School’s core values of integrity, collaboration, inclusivity, empathy, and resilience.

 

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé to:

                  Danielle Heard, Head of School

                  email: Engss6@nashobabrooks.org

                  homepage: www.nashobabrooks.org