The Louise S. McGehee School is now accepting applications for a dynamic, innovative full-time upper school History teacher who enthusiastically invests his or herself in all aspects of the education process and the school-wide community. Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in History. They will have at least two years of classroom teaching experience, ideally in an all-girls or independent school setting. A Master’s degree is preferred.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Demonstrate a passion for teaching and learning with an exceptional understanding of the upper school level and adolescent development, including age-appropriate techniques and technologies and strong classroom management skills.
Maintain a full-time teaching schedule of upper school US History and US Government students with the flexibility to teach at other grade levels.
Ability to teach African-American History is an advantage.
Meet the individual needs of the students through differentiated instruction and advance their learning in reading comprehension and analysis, vocabulary, discussion, and analytical writing.
Create and design dynamic, sequential lesson plans in line with the department’s philosophy on student-centered practices.
Establish close relationships with students individually to nurture their analytical writing, positive response to feedback, and incremental goal-setting.
Use rubrics and assessments in line with departmental expectations to assess students on a regular basis and communicate with students and parents about their progress.
Advise a small group of upper school students each year, acting as the point person for these students and their families, leading progress report conferences, building a sense of community in the advisory group, and teaching advisory topics that support upper school girls in building a sense of agency, self-awareness, self-discipline, and citizenship.
Fulfill assigned duties to monitor students in various capacities, as designated by upper school protocols.
Clearly and effectively communicate with administration, faculty, students, and parents.
Actively participate as a member of the upper school faculty and the greater school community.
Bachelor’s degree in History
Have at least two years of classroom teaching experience, ideally in an all-girls or independent school setting.
A Master’s degree is preferred.
Ability to stand for extended periods of time;
Physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds to shoulder height and 50 pounds to waist height; and to bend, to stoop, to reach, to sit on the floor, to climb stairs, to walk and to reach overhead.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations
How to Apply
Interested Candidates should apply at mcgeheeschool.easyapply.co/. Please include a cover letter, résumé, and educational philosophy. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Louise S. McGehee School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workforce.
McGehee does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
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Founded in 1912 and located on a one-of-a-kind campus in the Garden District of New Orleans, McGehee is a private, independent, all-girls pre-K, kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school. Educating and inspiring students from communities across the area from Metairie to the Westbank, Gentilly to Uptown, and beyond, McGehee is a diverse and inclusive prep school welcoming all qualified girls regardless of race, religion, national or ethnic origin.