All Saints’ Episcopal Day School in Central Phoenix seeks an experienced and talented Middle School Social Studies educator to begin August 2018. We value candidates who are passionate about middle school, have a love for history, and are innovative and knowledgeable about how to make history come alive both in and out of the classroom. Successful candidates are able to facilitate learning through differentiated modalities and help students develop strong thinking, writing, and analytical skills. Candidates must be able to demonstrate how iPads transform the study of social studies, as our middle school has 1:1 iPads.
We place a high value on community and seek candidates who have excellent interpersonal skills and who work well with students, colleagues, and parents. All Saints’ also places a high value on creating a diverse faculty and staff that reflects the cultural richness of Phoenix. A full-time position teaches four sections of middle school social studies and advises a group of 10-12 students, as well as the other responsibilities of being an independent school educator. There are additional responsibilities throughout the year that require attendance at evening and weekend events.
The mission of All Saints’ Episcopal Day School is to educate children in the light of God–mind, body and soul–in a nurturing community. We combine academic excellence with spiritual and moral formation, preparing students to lead fruitful lives and to serve a world in need. We are looking for candidates who wish to be an integral part of a community that works together to educate children head to soul.
Innovation and Leadership
Commit to expertise and growth in discipline content and methodology
Maintain professional reading (books and journals) and engage in meaningful dialogue around reading with colleagues
Engage in one learning experience such as taking a course, attending a conference, participating in a webinar that directly supports identified strategic goals
Learn, apply, and integrate technology as appropriate
Curriculum and Program
Maintain an academic environment that is supportive of all learners
Utilize and develop learning outcomes for specified curriculum
Integrate and use technology to enhance student learning and achievement
Plan instructional activities in collaboration with grade level colleagues, attending weekly collaborative planning meetings
Demonstrate a passion for subject content, skill mastery and foster a love of learning
Maintain a positive and structured learning environment
Establish a student-centered classroom with a focus on student learning and individualized growth
Classroom environment has an atmosphere of trust, consistency and respect
Homeroom, Student and Team Student Support
Serve as an advisor to 10 - 12 students
Plan activities in collaboration with grade level advisory team, attending regular collaborative planning meetings
Provide before-school or after-school tutorial assistance to students as needed
Understand and implement Student Success Plans
Maintain timely, respectful, and proactive communication with parents; schedule meetings as necessary with parents to address concerns
Participate in field trips and other curriculum enhancing activities
Prepare grade reports, progress reports, attendance reports, and other such reports promptly and in accordance with school policy or at the request of the division head
Execute all duties in a timely manner (hold class on-time, supervise students outside of classroom time as designated, meet deadlines, etc.)
Attend meetings and participate in committees as directed by the Head of Middle School or Head of School
Participate in the ASEDS community activities outside of school hours
Mission and Culture
Promote and maintain a collegial, educational environment throughout the campus
Collaborate effectively with colleagues and administration following the expectations stated in the All Saints’ Faculty/Staff Norms
Abide by the spirit and policies in the Employee Handbook
Uphold the spirit and guidelines of The All Saints’ Way
Bachelor’s degree in History, Education or related field
Education, training and/or experience in forward thinking pedagogical approaches and theory
Ability to utilize and integrate technology to transform instruction
Ability to connect well with others including students, parents, colleagues, and administrative staff
Creativity, passion for subject matter, and positive attitude
An appreciation for and an understanding of the social, emotional, educational and developmental needs of learners ages 10-14.
Application Process and Materials
Please submit a cover letter, resume and statement of educational philosophy to firstname.lastname@example.org. Consideration of all candidates will take place until an offer is made and accepted.
Additional Salary Information: Salary negotiable, with years of experience and educational level considerations. Credit for full-time teaching experience is one-year credit for one-year teaching, etc.
About All Saints' Episcopal Day School
All Saints' Episcopal Day School in Phoenix, Arizona, is a parish-affiliated pre-k through eighth grade coeducational institution enrolling approximately 514 students.
Situated 10 minutes from downtown in the north central area of Phoenix, the campus is in an attractive residential area along beautiful tree-shaded streets. The 16-acre campus is shared with All Saints’ Episcopal Church.
All Saints' Episcopal Day School has nurtured the hearts and minds of students since 1963. As an outreach ministry of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, the School expects and promotes the individual’s active commitment to integrity, learning, and academic excellence. The challenging curriculum and close-knit, caring community reflect the traditional Anglican appreciation of cultural, racial, socioeconomic and religious diversity. All children, regardless of their denomination, attend student-led chapel sessions twice a week and take part in religion classes. All Saints’ Episcopal Day School is open and inclusive of all religious traditions and embraces diversity as a value to be sought, including in its employment practices.
All Saints’ is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of ...the Southwest and the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools and holds membership in the National Association of Independent Schools, the Arizona Association of Independent Schools, and the National Association of Episcopal Schools.
All Saints’ Episcopal Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.