Text size:

Career Center
December 10, 2018

Middle School Social Studies Teacher

St. Paul's School
Brooklandville MD United States
Co-ed Day School, K-4, All Boys Middle and Upper
Position Starts: August 15, 2019
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

School Overview

St. Paul’s School, founded in 1849, is a college-preparatory day school in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland, with a co-ed Lower School and all-boys’ Middle and Upper Schools.  The school’s mission, “Seek truth, knowledge, and excellence; live by faith, compassion, and integrity,” is the daily standard for all members of our community. 


Mission Statement

Seek Truth, Knowledge and Excellence; Live by Faith, Compassion and Integrity.


Inclusivity Statement

We at St. Paul’s seek to be an inclusive community where all who come through our doors feel welcomed and embraced.


In our mission, we seek:


  • Truth - We challenge stereotypes, create awareness, and build understanding.
  • Knowledge - We view our differences as strengths and as opportunities to enhance learning.
  • Excellence - We recognize that to become our best selves, we must nurture the full potential in each other.

And live by:


  • Faith - We believe that everyone is a beloved child of God and deserves to be treated as such.
  • Compassion - We are courageous; we demonstrate respect and empathy for all people.
  • Integrity - We live up to our founding principles in order to change our community, our city, and the world. 

Job Summary

St. Paul’s School is searching for a full-time Middle School Social Studies Teacher. This position involves teaching Social Studies classes in either 5th and/or 7th grade or a combination of those grades. The successful candidate will have a passion for teaching middle school boys, and an interest and curricular vision to enhance the program and expand upon its offerings to further grow and enrich the overall the Language Arts Department. The teachers should use a team-oriented approach and place the needs of the students first.


  • The teacher will also serve as an advisor to a group of 8-10 boys. The advisor acts as the primary advocate for each advisee and point of contact for parents. The advisor is also responsible for delivering the schools character education program.
  • The teacher will be assigned two activities. Ideally coaching 1 or 2 sports in the Middle School.
  • Teachers are committed to individual and professional growth, value and respect every member of the community, and are devoted to helping students thrive.   
  • Teachers demonstrate commitment to the mission and values of St. Paul’s School. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Four classes, homeroom advisor, and two extra-curricular activities or the equivalent represents a full-time teaching status.


Applicants must have a background in and the ability to captivate and challenge adolescent boys through the teaching of Social Studies. In addition to a passion for the education of middle school boys, an ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, energetic, and willing to teach as a member of a grade level academic team. They will also be an advisor to a group of middle school students as well as lead or assist 2 extracurricular activities such as a sport. The Middle School Language Arts Teacher will work collaboratively with the Lower and Upper School English Teachers, as well as with other members of the middle school faculty. 


The highly effective St. Paul’s middle school Social Studies teacher will:

  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge and understanding of middle school language arts and pedagogy.
  • Foster an exciting, dynamic, hands-on, and creative learning environment wherein the teaching of skills, knowledge, and instilling a passion for Social Studies is critical.

  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curriculum, course content, course materials and methods of instruction.

  • Actively engage students in the curriculum and concepts through varied and differentiated instruction.

  • Incorporate various forms of technology within the classroom and lessons.

  • Identify and/or develop resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds and learning styles.

  • Work closely with the Middle School Leadership Team, as well as the Lower and Upper School History faculty in a K-12 curriculum development.

  • Be compassionate, kind, and love teaching/working with middle school boys.

  • Be a lifelong learner passionate about his/her discipline, and continually refines and develops their pedagogy.

  • Be willing to work in an interdisciplinary, cross-curricular, and collaborative environment.

  • Demonstrate flexibility, resilience, accountability, and humor.

  • Serve as a great role model and advisor for adolescent boys.

  • Consistently seek excellence, feedback, and demonstrate a growth mindset.

  • Creates a positive learning environment.

  • Exhibit strong interpersonal, communication, writing and organizational skills.

  • Function well both independently and in a team setting.

  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, colleagues, and administrators.

  • Willing to contribute to other aspects of the middle school such as coaching.

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


  • Bachelor’s degree required. A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Certification in Language Arts education grades K-12 is not required, but is given consideration

  • Knowledge of Project/ Problem based learning is not required, but will be given strong consideration

  • Candidates must have excellent writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills. 

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit an application, cover letter and resume via the following link: https://www.stpaulsschool.org/page.cfm?p=7663&LockSSL=true


St. Paul’s School is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information