The History Department at Darlington School seeks an experienced History teacher beginning with the 2023-2024 school year. A Darlington teacher fully supports the mission and values of the school and has the primary responsibility for creating the best student experience possible in support of the school’s learning framework, The Cycle of Learning. The candidate should value the craft of teaching as much as the skills and content being learned, and would join a dynamic environment of teaching professionals who are continuously growing and collaborating.
The candidate must demonstrate mastery of fundamental literacy skills including writing, reading comprehension, and research in a range of courses, in particular Human Geography but that may include World History, American History, or other history electives. The candidate must also be able to teach a skills-based curriculum to a diverse group of students using research-based teaching strategies.
The clearest set of expectations for a Darlington teacher is fully described as our Academic Standards, which are highlighted below:
Designs a course backwards from a given skills-based curriculum map and uses a wide range of assessment tools to measure progress against learning goals.
Designs lessons for students to actively learn skills using the Darlington model of Discovery, Application, and Reflection.
Course is built on consistent structure, layout, and communication using developmentally appropriate routines and practices which foster independence, confidence, and flexible pacing as well as promotes physical, social, and emotional safety and wellness.
Builds an authentic relationship with each student as the cornerstone of learning experience.
Approaches the practice of teaching and learning with a growth mindset and always acts professionally and holds high expectations for him/herself.
Facilitates the needs of individual learners in a safe and active learning environment.
Communicates effectively and uses technology proficiently.
Experienced with teaching the skills of History including writing, analysis, interpretation, and research.
Capable of teaching a range of high school history courses that may include Human Geography, World History, American History, or other needed elective history courses.
Provides students with explicit, highly engaging instruction through the use of research-based teaching strategies as both the means and the end of instruction.
Supports the school’s goal of teaching a skills-based curriculum that develops students who create, collaborate, and effectively communicate with superior oral and written skills and who seek and analyze perspectives from multiple persons and cultures.
Provides individual, group and project-based learning instruction designed to meet diverse individual needs and helps students be successful and independent learners.
Various other responsibilities may include writing student recommendations, weekly faculty meetings or professional learning communities, substituting, committee meetings, professional development, weekend/campus activities, campus events (i.e. parents weekend, admission, etc)
Coaching or leading other extracurricular activities is generally expected of teaching faculty
The ideal candidate will have classroom teaching experience and hold a relevant degree in the content area and/or teaching (master’s degree preferred). Darlington seeks candidates who can contribute to and will support the academic and extracurricular life of the Upper School. Preference will be given to teachers who can fulfill an extracurricular need of the school, such as coaching a sport or academic team, or leading an extracurricular activity such as fine arts or community service.
Founded in 1905, Darlington School is a coeducational day (Pre-K - 12) and boarding (9 - 12) school serving over 700 students. Darlington’s campus stretches over 500 acres, nestled around a small lake in the foothills of the Lookout Mountain Range in Rome, Georgia, a medical center and college town located one hour from Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Our school community represents an average of 25 states and 30 countries worldwide. A Darlington employee thrives on team work and takes initiative, exhibits a commitment to the school, community and its mission and is a life-long learner. Our students are the center of all that we do and, together, we challenge them to learn with passion, act with integrity, and serve with respect.