Summary of the Position: The Montgomery Academy seeks a passionate 6th grade humanities teacher to teach historical concepts with a concentration on ancient civilizations and an emphasis on developing core literacy competencies and skills. We want our students to have both breadth and depth of knowledge as well as the confidence to ask questions and pursue their curiosities through literature and the craft of writing.
The 6th grade teaching faculty consists of a three-member core team including a life science teacher and a math teacher. The position requires maintaining a full teaching load, serving as an advisor to a small cohort of students, and active support of various student life activities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Collaborate with grade level team members to plan and implement multidisciplinary experiences and other grade specific programming
Effectively differentiate instruction to meet the various needs of students, including whole group, small group, and individualized instruction
Serve as a homeroom advisor
Integrate educational technology (including iPads) appropriately into the curriculum
Create a sense of community and belonging among students where each individual student is celebrated for his or her identity and strengths
Provide students with specific, actionable feedback and grades
Communicate with parents proactively, positively, and professionally to support the academic, social-emotional, and physical needs of students
Work with the middle school learning support team to provide accommodations for students with specific learning needs
Actively engage in the school’s process of process growth and development
Perform other duties to support the division and/or school as a whole
Qualifications and Characteristics
Bachelor’s degree in elementary education, advanced degree preferred
Passionate about history, writing and teaching and learning
Ability to work effectively with students, colleagues, and parents
Organized and detail-oriented
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Maintains confidentiality and demonstrates professionalism at all times
Demonstrates a strong interest in professional development
Substantial classroom teaching experience
About Montgomery Academy
The Montgomery Academy is an independent, K-12, day school located in Montgomery, Alabama. The Montgomery Academy develops leaders committed to honor, scholarship, service and the pursuit of excellence.