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Career Center
May 3, 2019

Middle School Humanities Teacher, 2019-2020

St. Paul's Episcopal School
Oakland CA United States
K-8 Independent Day School
Position Starts: August 18, 2019
Application Deadline: June 15, 2019

St. Paul’s Episcopal School, located across from Lake Merritt in Oakland, enrolls 380 students from diverse backgrounds in Kindergarten-Grade 8. St. Paul’s provides an education that is intellectually challenging, culturally pluralistic, and morally and spiritually enriching. Caring, committed faculty members, in partnership with parents, serve as role models, mentors, and guides. St. Paul’s has an academically talented and ethnically diverse student body and seeks the same in its faculty.


 St. Paul’s seeks to fill the Middle School Humanities Teacher position, for the 2019 - 2020 academic year, with an experienced, dynamic individual who:


  • Has experience teaching developmentally appropriate literature, grammar, and writing integrated with a social studies, history/ humanities curriculum
  • has a deep interest and passion for teaching History and Social Studies, (experience teaching US History a preference but not a requirement)   
  • can provide opportunities for language expression in a variety of forms,
  • can develop writing fluency, with grammar, structure and writing mechanics as on-going part of instruction,
  • can give students skills needed for reading analysis,
  • can create a developmentally appropriate cooperative learning environment
  • can expose students to a multicultural perspective of universal human experience,
  • has interest and/or experience integrating service learning into the curriculum,
  • has interest and experience teaching social emotional curriculum to middle school students
  • has an understanding of middle school students and enjoys working with them
  • has excellent communication skills with both children and adults,
  • has experience collaborating with a team of teachers to deliver curriculum
  • values collegiality with other teachers and administrators,
  • has a warm and energetic personality and a good sense of humor.
  • has experience working in a private/independent school setting (preferred)
  • has attained a BA degree (mandatory) and credential (preferred)
  • has 3-5 years experience teaching middle school History, Social Studies or Humanities

The Humanities teacher will work closely with the overall Middle School team. The students are supported by specialists in physical education, music, computers, Spanish, and art.

Contact Information

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and references, addressed to Josh Stern, Head of School.  Please send materials electronically, in PDF format to Lisa Rappaport, Assistant to the Head of School: lrappaport@spes.org.

Visit ourwebsite for more information about our School:https://www.spes.org/community/employment

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and excellent benefits, commensurate with experience.

We fully and actively support equal opportunity for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.