Middle School Language Arts & Social Studies Teacher

  • Job Reference: 425083497-2
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2021
  • Recruiter: OLM Preparatory Academy
  • Location: Madison, Connecticut
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title: L.A./Social Studies Teacher Grades 6-8Supervisor: PrincipalSalary: $40k - $45k

Job Description

Position is responsible for creating a classroom environment that develops in each student skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing that are fundamental to effective communication and literate citizenship; that develops appreciation of good literature of all types; that motivates students to read widely for information and recreation; that develops standards for critical judgment of written and oral communications transmitted by mass media; and that discovers and develops special talents of students in the fields of English and SocialStudies to prepare each student to meet and/or exceed the Common Core Standards.

Essential Duties

1. Teaches content and skills in English language, literature, composition, reading, journalism,US History, Geography and Ancient History to middle school students, utilizing curriculum designated by OLM Prep.2. Adapts English and Social Studies material and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments and lesson plans that guide and challenge students.3. Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with OLM Prep's basic instructional philosophy and congruent with course standards; provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students.4. Evaluates academic and social growth of students, prepares report cards, keeps appropriate records to include attendance reports, checklists, census forms, and other record-keeping activities as necessary.5. Encourages students to think independently and to express original ideas.6. Evaluates each student's progress in meeting the course standards for English skills(listening, speaking, reading and writing) and Social Studies.7. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.8. Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve learning, health and attitude problems.9. Communicates with parents and school counselors on student progress.10. Supervises students in assigned out-of-classroom activities during the working day.11. Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.12. Administers testing in accordance with OLM Prep's testing practices.13. Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)Must possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in education or a related field. Must be eligible or possess Connecticut Teaching Certification or Postgraduate Professional License with appropriate endorsement to teach Language Arts. Must possess ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents, & the public.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $40,000.00 - $45,000.00 per year


  • Health insurance
  • Professional development assistance


  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Teaching Certification (Required)

Work Location: One location