Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart | Bethesda, MD | Middle School (Gr 7) Long Term Sub

Date Posted: 05/22/2022

Job Title: Middle School (Gr 7) Long Term Sub

Full or Part Time: Full Time

School Name: MD - Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart

Stone Ridge is seeking a Grade 7 Long-Term Social Studies Substitute Teacher. This Teacher would begin work in August 2022 and teach through January 2023.

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, a member of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls, Grades 1-12, with a co-educational Early Childhood Program, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten in Bethesda, Maryland. With over 700 students, and rooted in the Goals of Sacred Heart education, Stone Ridge inspires young women to lead and serve, through lives of purpose that integrate faith, intellect, community, social action, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.

The Grade 7 Social Studies Substitute Teacher is responsible for teaching social studies, with a focus on early American History, spanning from the precolonial era through the period of European colonization, in alignment with the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education. Working closely with departmental and grade-level colleagues, the Social Studies Teacher will;
design and update lesson plans for content, skill-building, and continuity of curriculum;
actively collaborate with Learning Strategists, Educational Technologists, and the Middle School Counselor to develop strategies to support all students;
attend all faculty and employee meetings, and in-house professional development sessions;
serve as a student Advisor;
fulfill other faculty duties; and
maintain good communication with families about student progress through regular progress reports, report cards, and responses to parents’ inquiries.

Teaching experience in the field of social studies or history and demonstrated expertise in middle-grade pedagogy and instruction. A familiarity with project-based learning is a plus.
A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in history or education.
Familiarity with or experience teaching in the model of Understanding by Design, the School’s chosen pedagogical model.
A capacity for working with a range of learning abilities and experience integrating appropriate educational technologies into the teaching approach.
A demonstrated collaborative spirit, organizational skills, and creativity.
A growth mindset and commitment to professional development.
An authentic understanding of the School’s mission and Catholic identity.

An early career candidate is encouraged to apply, especially if s/he has an interest in developing the pedagogy, career, and profession of education. Compensation includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with experience.

Stone Ridge is looking for an educator who is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and who has experience or interest in teaching in independent, Catholic schools, public, or charter schools. Applicants of diverse, underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should complete the application online found below. As part of the online application, please upload a resume, list of references, and cover letter addressed to Courtney Perna, Human Resources Manager, all in PDF format.

Vaccination Policy
Stone Ridge requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to legally required exemptions) as the best means of reducing the risk of transmission and providing our students and faculty/staff with the safest possible educational environment. Vaccination not only works to protect the individual who is vaccinated, but also protects students who are not yet eligible and anyone at increased risk from COVID-19.

How to Apply:
Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.