Sacred Heart Greenwich has been empowering girls and young women since 1848 in a stimulating and developmentally appropriate educational environment in accordance with the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education. This mission provides opportunities to develop spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills. A 1:1 laptop school, Sacred Heart Greenwich integrates technology into the learning process through enhanced collaboration, exploration, discovery, and creativity.
We aim to form students of faith, intellect, and awareness, who will use their gifts in service to others. Relationship and mentoring are at the heart of the student experience, which is grounded in inquiry, problem solving, interdisciplinary connection, collaboration, and an understanding of social justice. Student leadership and well-being are connected to every academic discipline, as all full-time teachers are also grade level advisors.
The school offers a coed program for young children at the Barat Center for Early Childhood Education and then an all-girls experience from K-12 on our 110-acre campus in Greenwich, Connecticut. We are proudly part of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.
We are currently seeking an Upper School History and Social Sciences Teacher to join in the vision of the Department for the 2021-2022 school year.
Position: Upper School History and Social Sciences Teacher
Reports to: Head of Upper School and History and Social Sciences Department Chair
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Summary: Essential Responsibilities/Capabilities:
· Provide a stimulating and developmentally appropriate educational environment in accordance with the Goals and Criteria of the network schools of the Society of the Sacred Heart
· Plan and deliver foundational content knowledge with differentiated instruction in critical thinking and creative problem solving to effectively engage students in relevant topics and global citizenship
· Teach multiple sections of Upper School level history, to possibly include the following courses: a two-year World History curriculum (9th and 10th grades), AP World History, United States History (11th grade), AP United States History, and electives (12th grade) in History and the Social Sciences
· Possess a sincere and visible commitment to leading edge teaching practices and continued professional development and growth
· Model a genuine passion for and command of subject matter and intellectual history, and enthusiasm for working with high school students
· Demonstrate success in implementing a scaffolded, organized, inquiry-based, student-centered instructional approach
· Design instruction that encourages students to think critically, question frequently, and reason creatively while problem-solving, and inspires confidence in their own abilities
· Create learning opportunities to encourage curiosity, exploration, and discovery appropriate to the developmental levels and learning styles of the students
· Support all learners through diverse strategies and approaches in a caring classroom environment where students learn and interact positively with one another
· Demonstrate proficiency with current educational technology, especially as part of classroom instruction and for hybrid/distance learning; facility with electronic communication and learning management applications
· Plan formative and summative assessments that reflect differentiated approaches to identifying student understanding
· Maintain supportive relationships with the student, advisor, and parents through active and professional communication. This also includes writing reports to parents on students’ academic progress, social growth and learning needs at designated times of the year
· Engage in active participation in the Upper School community, including division and departmental meetings, and assigned non-instructional duties
A graduate degree in history or a related field; two or more years experience teaching World History, United States History, and other courses in the Social Sciences to Upper School students.
The candidate should be able to provide lesson plans and samples of pedagogy and methodology which include the integration of inductive learning. The ideal candidate is energetic, approachable, knowledgeable, and eager to be an active member of a dynamic learning community. The candidate has abilities to engender passion and curiosity, and the promotion of discernment and problem-solving through an understanding of the past and a connection with current events and real-world challenges.
As members of the international network of Sacred Heart schools, we are committed to attracting and retaining faculty with a passion for teaching, who demonstrate an active faith, practice a deep respect for intellectual values, promote social awareness, build community, and value personal growth and responsibility. Sacred Heart Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates who will enhance the cultural diversity of our community.
To Apply: Interested candidates are invited to complete the on-line application on our website: