Middle School Social Studies Teacher

Washington Episcopal School
Bethesda, MD United States

Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda, Maryland, is accepting applications for a dynamic teacher of middle-school level social studies for the 2024-2025 school year.


The ideal candidate is an experienced classroom teacher at the middle school level who is excited to provide engaging, hands-on learning experiences in the social sciences and whose passion for history and solid pedagogical practice drives a joyful and active learning experience. As a member of a dedicated Middle School team, this full-time position includes Homeroom and/or Advisory responsibilities.


  • Undergraduate degree (masters preferred) in History and/or Education
  • Minimum of two years of related teaching experience, preferably at the middle school level
  • A high level of energy and initiative
  • Strong collaborative skills


  • Teach grade 7 and grade 8 students World Geography and U.S. Government in History as core social studies courses.
  • Encourage middle school students to take interest in major political and humanitarian events in the United States and the world.
  • Model enthusiasm for and love of learning.
  • Create engaging and inclusive lesson plans that cater to a diverse range of learning needs.
  • Implement effective classroom management strategies to foster a positive and structured learning environment.
  • Advise a small group of middle school students to help foster social and emotional skills, encourage a strong sense of community, and to have fun!
  • Oversee a Grade 8 homeroom, with a particular emphasis on the High School transition process and graduation events.
  • Help supervise, plan, and participate in active multi-day overnight trips locally and abroad.
  • Take turns monitoring lunch, recess, study halls, and dismissals.
  • Sponsor a weekly club such as chess, crafts, pickleball, or pod casting.
  • Be a kind and caring adult in middle schoolers lives.
  • Perform professional duties efficiently, manage resources effectively, and meet deadlines and meeting schedules set by the School, as assigned
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and department meetings

Washington Episcopal School (WES) is an independent, co-educational school for students from Pre-Kindergarten 3 through Grade 8. Washington Episcopal School inspires academic and personal excellence within a joyful learning environment to develop students who are kind, confident, and prepared citizens of the world

WES is committed to a diverse and inclusive community and seeks applications for

this position from candidates who will contribute to an environment in which all are valued and supported.

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