Lowell School, a progressive school of approximately 350 students in NW Washington, DC, is looking for a Middle School Social Studies Teacher.
Overview of Position
Lowell seeks a full time 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher to support the progressive integration of language arts and social studies content and skills. The candidate is responsible for teaching social studies and for planning collaboratively with her/his/their language arts grade level partner. In 7th grade, students study Human Rights through three units: the Jewish Holocaust, African-American civil rights, and Chinese democracy movements. In 8th grade, students take Global Studies, with units in healthcare, migration and economics. Candidates will also be asked to serve as an advisor for a group of middle school students. Successful Lowell teachers are lifelong learners who are reflective about their practice, find ways to bring ‘real life’ into their classroom including current events, the neighborhood and the city, and seek out professional development and leadership opportunities.
Candidates should be experienced teaching social studies, including strong skills in teaching writing and content analysis. A master’s degree in education with a focus on social studies and at least three years of successful experience as a teacher are preferred, but alternate pathways into the profession will be considered. Candidates’ pedagogy should be student-centered, and candidates should be comfortable differentiating instruction.
A commitment to social justice and equity, cultural competence, the ability to work collaboratively, excellent communication skills, and a willingness to work closely with families are essential.
We seek an educator who enjoys middle schoolers. We seek someone who can inspire students and teachers, be inspired by our mission, and create a dynamic classroom with high educational expectations.
Experience with curriculum development and curriculum integration, assessment strategies, a collaborative spirit, a ready sense of humor and experience with constructivist teaching/learning are preferred. If you wish to apply for the position, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Kavan Yee, Director of Middle School, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of reference are highly encouraged.
Lowell School has a longstanding institutional commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusivity. Lowell prohibits any discrimination or harassment based on a person's race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, past or present military service, or any other ground prohibited by federal, District of Columbia, or other applicable law. This policy covers all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotions, termination, pay, and the work environment.
About Lowell School
Our mission is to create an inclusive community of life-long learners in which individual is valued and respected. At Lowell, dedicated teachers nurture curiosity and help children develop fundamental skills and deep, conceptual understandings that will last a lifetime. In the Pre-Primary School, opportunities abound for exploration, discovery, and learning. Teachers pay close attention to each child’s social, emotional, and academic development. In the Primary and Middle Schools, a rigorous, integrated curriculum—which includes the full complement of academic classes, as well as arts, technology, and physical education—engages students in active, experiential learning. A strong social curriculum develops interpersonal skills, multicultural understanding, and community engagement. A full array of after-school activities—including sports, swimming lessons, music lessons, and minicourses—are also available for all enrolled students.