5th Grade History Teacher

St. Catherine's School
Richmond, VA United States

St. Catherine’s School is an Episcopal day school in Richmond, Virginia, founded in 1890 enrolling 946 girls age 3 through grade 12.  Located on a 16-acre campus in the western part of the city, St. Catherine’s core values include pursuing academic excellence, developing character, nurturing spiritual growth, celebrating individuals, and building community.

St. Catherine’s School provides a rigorous education that prepares girls with diverse perspectives for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service in a global community.


The primary role of this position includes teaching a world history curriculum, based on characteristics of early civilizations, to 5th grade students including historical thinking, reading, writing and research skills. Strong research and writing skills are key in this role, as well as a willingness to collaborate with other humanities teachers and librarians to consistently teach these skills to students. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in education, preferably middle school history education, and a masters degree is preferred.  Passion and/or experience for project-based and differentiated learning and interest in working in a student-centered, collaborative, educational environment is beneficial. Experience in Google Suite for Education is preferred. Candidates should have an interest in being part of a community that strives to create access, equity and belonging for all.

Supervisor:     Head of Middle School

Supervisory Responsibilities:  N/A

Position Status:  Salaried, exempt, full-time, regular, 9-month

Hours of Work:  Standard work week

Note:  This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work to be performed by employees within this classification.  This position description should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required or assigned to an employee in this position.  Nothing contained in this position description restricts St. Catherine’s School’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.


  • Teach five (5) sections of the Foundations of Civilization course to all Grade 5 students.
  • Collaborate with the History Department to analyze and review curriculum.
  • Partner with the other grade-level academic classes by teaching reading, writing and research skills
  • Serve as a Grade 5 advisor.
  • Sponsor a MS level club once a week during the school day.
  • Participate in grade-level team meetings
  • Champion and assist in implementing the School’s access, equity, and belonging initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned


  • four-year college degree and should relate well to adolescent girls
  • teaching experience in 5th grade and/or Middle School
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills and a passion for the subject
  • ability to coach a sport (preferred)


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to grasp, handle and feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl; talk and hear; engage in moderately strenuous physical activity both indoors and out; and smell. The employee may occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Ability to become CPR and First Aid Certified.


 St. Catherine’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its hiring practices. St. Catherine’s School is committed to providing an inclusive educational environment. We actively engage students, families, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our School community respects the differences in ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. Consistent with the School’s mission, St. Catherine’s fosters in our students, and experts from all others, respect for the dignity and wholeness of every person. For more information about the school’s Access, Equity and Belonging please follow this link https://www.st.catherines.org/about/access-equity-and-belonging.


An offer of employment for this position is contingent upon the applicant’s right to work in the United States, authorization for and completion of successful background checks as may be requested by the school or required by law, and ability to comply with the school’s COVID-19 vaccination policy, which requires employees to be vaccinated from COVID-19 consistent with applicable law.


 St. Catherine’s School offers a highly competitive compensation package for this full-time position with benefits to include excellent health plan options, retirement benefits, exhaustive professional development and networking opportunities as well as state-of-the art facilities.

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