National Cathedral School (NCS) announces a search for a full-time Social Sciences teacher for its Upper School (grades 9 through 12) starting in August 2020. We seek candidates who have experience teaching geography and/or have educational backgrounds as geographers. Such candidates should seek a teaching career in which the development of students’ analytical and spatial thinking, critical reading, and persuasive writing skills are paramount goals. We welcome applications from educators whose strong human-geography background is complemented by an interest in or experience with teaching or studying history. The Social Sciences curriculum at NCS includes Modern World History (9th grade), World Geography (10th grade), U.S. History (11th grade), and a variety of geography and history electives.
NCS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff and seeks applications for this position from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported. As a result, the successful candidate will teach a curriculum in which students see themselves represented. The school expects candidates to have a willingness and ability to use differentiated instruction in the classroom. Teachers utilize a student-centered pedagogy and technology as a teaching tool as well as a student resource. NCS seeks an experienced classroom teacher who has a background in curricular and pedagogical innovation.
The typical Upper School day runs from 7:45 am to 3:45 pm, though teachers are also responsible for supervising students in a variety of settings, including homeroom advising. There may be committee and administrative work, depending on workload, background, and experience, as well as other duties typical at an urban day school. Salary is competitive, based on experience, and the position includes a full benefits package. Qualified candidates hold at least a bachelor’s degree in human geography; a master’s degree is preferred.
National Cathedral School serves 595 students in grades 4 through 12. Faculty and staff are curious intellectually, flexible, and collaborative, and they view education as an exciting vocation. Our students are engaged, fun, and kind, and they love to be challenged and viewed as confident individuals. Faculty and staff maintain a lively conversation about the meaning of an excellent all-girls education, an interest in pedagogy, and innovative uses of technology. As an Episcopal school, NCS welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths while maintaining a close identity with Washington National Cathedral's commitment to be a house of prayer for all people.
Interested candidates should send an electronic application that includes a brief cover letter, résumé, a sample lesson that has been used with students, and the names and contact information of three to five references. Please submit these materials as one combined attachment, in Word or PDF format, to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of “Upper School Social Sciences Teacher.”
About National Cathedral School
National Cathedral School for Girls serves 580 students in grades 4 through 12. Faculty and staff are curious intellectually, advocates of lifelong learning, flexible, collaborative, and view education as an engaging vocation. Students thrive in an intellectual environment and love to be challenged. NCS graduates are recognized as highly motivated and confident. Faculty and staff maintain a lively conversation about the meaning of all-girls education, an interest in pedagogy, and innovative uses of technology. As an Episcopal school, NCS welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths while maintaining a close identity with Washington National Cathedral’s commitment to be a house of prayer for all people. Located in Northwest Washington on 57 beautiful acres, the Cathedral Close is home to NCS, St. Albans School for Boys, and Beauvoir: The National Cathedral Elementary School.
NCS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff. The school therefore seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported.