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History Teacher (Seventh-Eighth Grade)

Tuxedo Park School is a co-educational, independent school. Established in 1900 and situated on a 17-acre campus, the school is located in the historic gated community of Tuxedo Park, NY. The school is one of the first schools in the country to specialize in elementary education (pre-K through ninth grade). The school serves families living in Orange and Rockland Counties, NY and Bergen and Passaic Counties, NJ. 

History Teacher – Seventh-Eighth Grade

The Tuxedo Park School is seeking qualified candidates that are engaging and dynamic classroom teachers with experience in developing student-centered courses. Qualified candidates will be experienced in teaching a wide range of history topics, including US History. Teachers are committed to growth as professionals and respect every member of the community. Teachers are committed to helping students achieve success and to the mission and values of Tuxedo Park School. The position reports to the Associate Head of School for Academics. 

Requirements: 

 Bachelor’s Degree in the field of history education 

 Master’s Degree preferred 

 At least 3 years teaching experience in the subject area of middle school history 

 Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Publisher, Word, Power Point) and SMARTBoard Technology 

 Highly self-motivated, self-disciplined strong team player with ability to work independently or as part of a larger team 

 Must possess exceptional organizational abilities: perform multiple projects, prioritize and provide attention to detail and respect deadlines 

 Must demonstrate awareness of sensitive issues and ability to exercise good judgment in relating to public, faculty and staff, boards, volunteers and donors 

 Ability to analyze and relate data in comprehensible presentations, notes and materials 

 Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate passionately, clearly and concisely in writing and orally 

 Maintains a positive relationship with parents to create a secure environment for children 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

 Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning of all students. 

 Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use data to adjust teaching strategies. 

 Schedule and conduct conferences with students, parents, and colleagues to provide information on student progress and student needs. 

 Integrate technology into the curriculum. 

 Participate actively in the work of the department and the school on curriculum development and the improvement of student achievement. 

 Participate actively in the work of the grade level and across grade levels to coordinate curricular and extracurricular offerings. 

 Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school. 

 Attend school functions such as athletic events, class plays, fundraisers, awards ceremonies, commencement, and fundraisers. 

 Perform additional daily duties that may or may not directly relate to the subject area or licensure field, including advising a group of 8-10 students. 

Compensation and Benefits: 

 Salary commensurate with experience 

 TPS offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package: including optional medical and dental plans; non-contributory life and disability insurance; 403(b) Plan. 

For consideration ONLY qualified candidates should submit a PDF document to include employment application, cover letter and resume to SMueller@tuxedoparkschool.org listing “History Teacher” in the subject line.

Tuxedo Park School is an equal opportunity employer.