High School Social Studies Teacher
JOB ID: 23000053
Milton Hershey School (MHS) is a tuition free, home, and private school for over 2,000 Pre-K through 12th grade students. Founded in 1909 by Milton and Catherine Hershey, the lives of more than 11,000 students have been positively transformed through MHS’s high-quality career-focused education, nurturing home life, and extensive extra-curricular opportunities.
MHS is hiring highly qualified, dynamic High School Social Studies Teachers to begin in the 23/24 school year. MHS’s High School serves over 900 lower-income students enrolled in 9th through 12th grade. MHS strives to provide small class sizes (average of 1/15 – 18) and well-resourced classrooms which includes state-of-the-art technology for students and faculty.
The High School Social Studies Teacher is responsible for providing high quality instruction as it aligns with the PA Core Standards and Common Core Standards so students can reach their full capability. MHS faculty are dedicated to ensuring students are at or above grade level as evaluated by national and state standards. They plan, prepare, and deliver lessons that are engaging, meaningful and rigorous. Additionally, they create and analyze formative and summative assessments to differentiate instruction, design programming, and accommodate individual student and whole group needs. This position entails data utilization including the ability to analyze, interpret and apply the information to drive achievement. Teaching at MHS requires a deep commitment to remediating students to perform well on their grade level assignments. This includes after school tutoring.
Teachers collaborate extensively with fellow faculty and other MHS staff to ensure a whole child approach is taken to student development. In addition to the core academic curriculum, MHS faculty supports School initiatives such as social & emotional learning and wellness. Teachers are required to schedule and complete an additional duty to their teaching schedules.
- Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Ed Social Studies. Advanced degree a plus.
- Certification in Secondary Social Studies. Certification in Special Education a plus.
- Demonstrated successful teaching experience of Social Studies subject matter with a literacy rich approach.
- Experience working with diverse high school students from lower income preferred.
- Demonstrated success in creating engaging, rigorous and relevant learning experiences for a diverse student population.
- Demonstrated success utilizing data to drive classroom instruction and develop instructional plans and curriculum.
- Exceptional skills in positive behavioral management & classroom management are required. Restorative justice practices experience a plus.
- Demonstrated skills in applying current trends in education including utilizing technology and integrating 21st century learning skills.
- Demonstrated skills in differentiating instruction.
- Highly skilled in effectively collaborating with others as a positive and contributing member of multi-disciplinary teams.
- Demonstrated skills in using creative teaching strategies to increase students’ ability to think critically.
- Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills are required.
- Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity as all MHS staff are considered to be role models for students.
- MHS desires candidates who are “all in” and are eager to actively engage with students beyond the classroom in various extra-curricular opportunities.
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