Founded in 1972, Woodstock Day School is a progressive, independent school set on a 25 acre campus in New York’s glorious Hudson Valley. Between the towns of Woodstock and Saugerties and roughly two hours north of Manhattan, WDS is a board-certified member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools and offers a unique and inclusive educational experience to about 200 students from nursery school through grade twelve. WDS believes that there is no such thing as an “average” student, and our combination of purposefully small class sizes, intensely committed faculty and a culture of individual respect empowers our students to aim high, shape and achieve their personal goals, and prepares them to make a positive difference in a complex world. Added to the program in 2003, our middle and upper schools offer outstanding programs for grades 6-12, helping students discover their passions and achieve academic and personal excellence.
The Woodstock Day School (WDS) is seeking a full-time, in-person history and social studies teacher for the 2021-22 school year.
Teaching a four course load in both Middle (6-8) and Upper (9-12) school divisions. These classes may include: American history, Modern World history, Ancient World history, history electives, geography and civics, as well as some instruction in research and writing. WDS encourages curricula focused on social justice and that encompasses histories outside Western narratives.
In addition, faculty are expected to participate in some school-wide events and have other duties and responsibilities assigned as needed. Faculty are also expected to meet with students on an individual basis.
As a full-time faculty member, this position also includes serving as an advisor for a small group of students in grades 6-12.
Ideal candidates embrace a range of pedagogical approaches and will be excited about teaching in a progressive community. The ideal candidates have also demonstrated a commitment to addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within and outside the classroom.
An undergraduate degree is required. A graduate degree in history, education and/or relevant discipline is preferred.
A minimum of three years of teaching history or a related discipline is preferred.
Prior experience teaching students in grades 6-12.
Experience in diversity, social justice and equity curriculum work is ideal.
About Woodstock Day School
Woodstock Day School is a progressive, independent day school located on a breathtaking 50-acre campus in the Catskill Mountains. Our mission is to provide a socially and environmentally mindful education from Nursery School – 12th Grade, valuing each student as an individual and as a member of the community.