Long Term Substitute Teacher, Upper School History/Social Studies
Location: Sandy Spring, Maryland
Type: Part Time
4 Year Degree
Founded in 1961, Sandy Spring Friends School is a progressive, coed, academically-rigorous day and boarding school serving approximately 700 students from age three through 12th grade. The campus is located on 140 acres in the historic Sandy Spring area of Montgomery County, Maryland, and the School is approved by the Maryland State Board of Education and accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools.
Our school’s culture, rooted in the idea that collaboration engenders achievement, can be traced to our Quaker heritage and abiding belief in the Quaker values of simplicity, equality, honesty, stewardship of the environment, and peaceful resolution of conflict.
Upper School History and Social Studies Long Term Sub
The Upper School (grades 9-12) seeks candidates for a full-time, twelve-week sub position in our History and Social Studies Department, from March 1 through the end of the school year on June 10, 2024. The Upper School’s History and Social Studies Department guides students to a deeper understanding of the present through critical investigation of the past, while creating reflective global citizens. Responsibilities include teaching and evaluating student performance for two sections of US History and two sections of World History II (Modern). In addition, this position oversees one Freshman Seminar and one advisory group, as well as other duties of a full-time teacher. Sandy Spring Friends School seeks to nurture the whole child, and a successful candidate should possess not only the ability to implement the curriculum, but also the ability to work with Upper School students who represent a broad range of abilities and learning styles. SSFS seeks candidates who value the importance of diversity and can share, teach, and appreciate differing points of view.
Qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in History or related field; a master’s degree is desirable. Prior teaching experience in secondary school is preferred. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, effective oral and written communication skills, and experience working with cooperative and differentiated instruction. Familiarity with Quaker education would be advantageous.
Please note that the School has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, which requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination, which includes a bivalent dose of the vaccine given on or after 9/1/2022.
Commitment to Diversity: Sandy Spring Friends School embraces the Quaker testimony of Equality and seeks applicants who represent all backgrounds and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We greatly value our diverse student population with 53% of students self-identifying as people of color . We actively seek faculty representatives of our students’ diversity. Click to learn more about diversity at Sandy Spring Friends School. Special consideration may be given to members of The Religious Society of Friends.
Sandy Spring Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring, and other school-administered programs.
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SSFS offers an inquiry-based college preparatory program that emphasizes deep understanding throughout the curriculum while encouraging collaboration, instilling confidence, fostering practical experience, and cultivating respect for others. The School's teachers help students internalize a process we call "QRA” —Question, Reflection, Action—which ensures that they think critically, integrate new knowledge, and apply what they learn. We help students develop their individual sense of purpose as they become caring citizens of the world.
Our school’s culture, rooted in the idea that collaboration engenders achievement, can be traced to our Quaker heritage and abiding belief in the Quaker values of simplicity, equality, honesty, stewardship of the environment, and peaceful resolution of conflict. Our teachers are lifelong mentors and strive to identify and cultivate each student’s intellectual, extracurricular, and social passions. In doing so, we help shape students whose actions speak volumes and whose lives become exemplars—not only among their peers and families today but also in their personal, educational, and professional communities long after high school. Sandy Spring Frie...nds School students are taught to act upon what they learn. This call to action propels their accomplishments as graduates, in college, and beyond.