Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School is seeking a student-centered, engaging, communicative teacher for a middle school Humanities teaching position. The teacher will engage with their colleagues and our students within an environment dedicated to problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, skill development, and teamwork. We are looking for a teacher who embraces a joyful Jewish culture and shares our commitment to experiential learning. Candidates do not need to be Jewish for this position.
The middle school humanities teacher is responsible for the planning, consistent documentation, and implementation of the middle school humanities program, in accordance with the school’s educational philosophy, established scope, and sequence, and adopted resources.
Teach grades 6, 7, & 8 of humanities; teach a weekly encore course; and participate in duties and study halls.
Engage in self-reflection and professional growth through goal setting, participation in middle school meetings, attending PD opportunities, and ongoing dialog with your supervisor.
Lead an advisory group of middle school students, and collaborate with the grade-level team on content.
Keeps students at the center of their decision-making and instructional practice.
Collaborates with colleagues and supports endeavors that benefit the larger community.
Cultivates positive partnerships with parents through consistent and transparent communication about their child’s progress.
Utilizes the constructivist classroom approach and desires to cultivate an emotionally safe educational environment for their students.
Teach students in grades K through 5 or 6 through 8.
Creates an educational environment that helps students to enjoy and appreciate learning.
Supports an inquiry-based model of instruction, including a combination of cooperative learning, direct instruction, labs or hands-on investigations, and manipulatives.
Utilizes instructional strategies that are engaging, research supported, and meet students’ individual needs.
Will collaborate and work closely with colleagues to create collaborative experiences and share ideas.
Will write report cards and meet with families as needed to provide insight into their child’s progress.
Attends all faculty meetings, in-service days, and teacher team meetings.
Completing other responsibilities as deemed necessary by their supervisor.
Salary is competitive with area independent schools and commensurate with experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits are part of the employment package. Funding exists to support continuing education and professional development. Financial benefits include tuition remission for children of full-time employees.
Personal Statement/Cover Letter
Using the Mission and Core Values in Action link on our website as a resource, please respond to the following prompt: Providing past and current examples, how would you practice relational teaching, create opportunities for civil discourse, and offer real-world learning opportunities within your teaching practice.
DEI Philosophy Statement
At Mirowitz we recognize that the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion is deeply rooted in our work as Jewish educators. Our tradition teaches us the value of kavod habriyot, respect for the sacred diversity of all of G-d’s creations. Our core Jewish values of kavod (respect), hakarat hatov (recognition of the good), limmud (learning), and tikkun (commitment to repair) guide our work in building empathy, promoting sacred diversity of identities, and both studying and committing ourselves to repair of social inequities that have historically stemmed from these differences.We believe in the dignity and worth of every person regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, or any other individual characteristic.
A successful candidate will have:
A depth of knowledge and understanding of child development.
A passion for working with children and developing high-quality educational experiences.
A desire to participate in continued professional development.
A desire to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
An ability to be fun, flexible, and collaborative.
A bachelor’s degree in education or similar is required and a master’s degree is strongly preferred. Ideal candidates have some experience working with elementary and middle school students, a flexible and team-oriented approach, excellent written and oral communication skills, exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, superior interpersonal skills, a sense of humor, and a positive demeanor.