Purpose: An Episcopal School of Dallas Middle School Instructor helps students develop historical thinking skills and uses technology to engage, enhance and extend learning both in and out of the classroom. They create a classroom with opportunities to hone skills in critical thinking, writing, and communication. As an effective member of the Religious and Historical Studies Department, the History Instructor is flexible and able to work independently as well as collaboratively with colleagues. ESD employees are lifelong learners who welcome opportunities for professional development and collegial conversation leading to the development of effective, inquiry-based education.
Teach Middle School History, delivering instruction aligned with ESD’s Statement of Educational Philosophy and Mission.
Provide integral and varied support, planning, oversight, and communication as an academic advisor.
Offer significant involvement and/or leadership in an extracurricular capacity as a club advisor or athletic coach. Lead the middle school Youth and Government delegation.
Participate and engage in professional activities and gatherings at team, departmental, divisional, and school-wide levels.
Use appropriate technology in support of the curriculum of the twenty-first-century global classroom.
Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues.
Work closely with colleagues on the school’s curricular initiatives.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Qualifications & Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in social studies education, history, or related field —Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum three years of experience as a Middle School teacher preferred.
Proficiency in educational technology and twenty-first-century pedagogy; familiarity with G Suite.
Commitment to participate broadly and cheerfully in the life of the school.
Experience designing and implementing a 21st Century history curriculum.
A growth mindset.
Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues in various disciplines and at various levels.