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Middle School Humanities and English Instructor

Job Description
Status: Full time/Exempt
Classification: Faculty
Supervisor: Middle and Upper School Director
Location: In-person instruction at the Brier Creek Campus
Work Schedule: Teacher work day plus evenings and other times needed to accommodate parent meetings, workshops, testing and other responsibilities.

The Montessori School of Raleigh is a competitive, independent school in the Triangle area, offering an authentic Montessori and IB program to students 15 months to 18 years. MSR is accredited by AMS, SACS, and the IBO. 

The Montessori School of Raleigh (MSR) seeks a Middle School (MS) Humanities/English Instructor for the 2022-2023 school year. Under the general direction of the Middle and Upper School Director, the  MS Humanities/English Instructor will work with students, faculty, staff, and parents to develop a comprehensive and rigorous Humanities/English curriculum that encompasses MS Humanities and English school courses. The ideal candidate will create and teach curricula that develop students who are “agile thinkers, poised communicators, and gracious collaborators—engineers of authentic and fulfilling lives.”  

The position will teach a range of Middle School English and Humanities classes. This position will teach four classes with the specific courses yet to be determined.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in English, literature, history, humanities, or a related educational field; must possess or have the ability to obtain North Carolina State Certification
  • Montessori certification or ability to obtain certification 
  • Prior experience in developing comprehensive curricula
  • Knowledge of adolescent development, learning differences, resources, and current trends in education
  • Knowledge of differentiated instruction based on student learning needs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Committed to the mission and core values of MSR which include "respect, integrity, community, and love of learning"
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with students, colleagues, parents, and other members of the MSR community
  • Flexible team play with "can-do" attitude 
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate in teams with a wide range of individuals 
  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and diverse learning community
  • Student-centered, collegial, passionate, innovative

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Be aware of and adhere to the professional guidelines established in MSR's accrediting bodies: AMS and IBO
  • Create and submit annually a curriculum log to support archival documentation, transparency, and accountability for accreditation purposes
  • Create and post syllabus both online and in the classroom 
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop/review the written curriculum for taught subjects with a focus on cross-curricular activities and student-led experiences
  • Consistently assess student progress through observation, assignments, and formal assessments and regularly provide updates on progress and performance through posted grades, and written or verbal feedback
  • Implement and participate in meetings involving Student Support Plans
  • Create and foster a learning environment that produces agile thinkers, poised communicators, and gracious collaborators
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of students in the classroom and on campus
  • Coordinate and mentor students through the school advisory program, which includes: tracking grades and community service hours for advisees; meeting weekly for group and individual discussions and grade monitoring; facilitating student-led conferences
  • Be available to parents through written communication, setting up conferences, and education parents in Montessori philosophy
  • Maintain a supportive and collaborative partnership with administration and colleagues to assist with curriculum development and implementation within the context of the School's overall program, mission, and core values
  • Participate in and supervise field trips
  • Participate in student supervision, evening school events, occupations/clubs, intersessions, and after-school tutorials
  • Attend meetings with other teaching staff and undertake professional development training
  • Conduct professional development and parent programs as requested
  • Keep up-to-date on new teaching methods and developments
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School

About the Montessori School of Raleigh
Established in 1974, The Montessori School of Raleigh is a vibrant and exceptional, independent Montessori school serving 360 students aged 15 months through 18 years. MSR’s beautifully designed and well-maintained Lead Mine Campus, situated on 10 acres in North Raleigh, comprises five buildings in a child-centered, village-like setting surrounded by wetlands and protected forest. Our Middle and Upper Schools are housed on an expansive 40-acre wooded campus in Brier Creek in Durham. Both sites were carefully planned and constructed to provide the nature-centered environments integral to Montessori practice.

The Raleigh-Durham area is consistently ranked among the top places to live with strong job growth and a high quality of life. Top universities, a rich diversity of arts and cultural offerings, excellent health care, and lower than average housing costs, draw people in from all over the nation. Our mild climate and proximity to both beaches and mountains makes the Raleigh- Durham area an ideal place to live.

To apply
The school offers a competitive salary and benefits. Please send a cover letter and resume with "MS Humanities/English Instructor, [your name]" to recruitment@msr.org. No phone calls please.

It is the policy of The Montessori School of Raleigh to make employment decisions on the basis of qualifications for a specific job without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran status, or the presence of a disability, except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference check from current employer (or most recent employer if not currently employed) and background investigation. All MSR personnel must be vaccinated against COVID-19.