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Part-Time AP U.S. History and World History Maternity Leave Sub
Kehillah Jewish High School
Kehillah Jewish High School is seeking a Part-Time (8 am - 12:00 pm) substitute History teacher to cover for a maternity leave beginning January 3, 2021. Must be experienced teaching World History and AP U.S. History. The right candidate will need to be fully prepared to cover all of the curriculum content and skills as deemed by the College Board, leaving enough time for student review prior to the AP exam.
We want a collaborative colleague who appreciates a pluralistic community and is excited about approaching teaching History through innovative pedagogical methods including experiential, project, and inquiry-based learning. Kehillah is a supportive teaching community that embraces collaboration and outside-the-box thinking. Our students are highly motivated and very engaged, and the classroom experience at Kehillah includes debate, dialogue, critical inquiry, and experimentation bringing every class to life.
We have educators who are published authors, scientists, artists, photographers, comedians, activists, actors, renowned scholars, patent holders - people who speak multiple languages and celebrate a slew of diverse holidays/traditions. You’ll find colleagues here who will encourage you to find your strengths, grow, and who will always care.
Requirements include at least three years teaching AP U.S. History and a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational institution. Must be adept with Zoom and blended or flipped technologies. Salary will be prorated, commensurate with experience.
Commitment to Diversity
Kehillah is committed to teaching students that the interconnectedness and value of all human beings compel us to work collectively towards social justice. This involves building a society that appreciates and celebrates differences as well as a society that empathetically confronts the ways individuals and systems have oppressed others based on gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability, and other aspects of identity. We believe that it is only by clearly understanding the past and the present that students will develop the capacity to help create a better future.
According to Kehillah Jewish High School’s COVID-19 policy, all teachers, staff, and students are required to be fully vaccinated unless there is a physical or religious exemption and are tested weekly. All classes are taught in person on our Palo Alto campus.
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- Develop daily lesson planning with clear objectives.
- Assign and evaluate classwork and exams to students; prepare required reports and communicate progress to parents and colleagues.
- Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction; adapt new technology and teaching strategies to encourage the progress of individual students.
- Post accurate and timely student attendance, grades, and other required records on PowerSchool/Schoology.
- Attend and contribute to department and staff meetings, as needed.
- Join the Student Confidential Learning Plan as needed.
- Use effective classroom management techniques in accordance with the policies of the school.
- Provide timely and tactful feedback with parents regarding student progress including quarter and semester comment writing; make phone calls home for students of concern.
- Attend and participate in departmental initiatives.
- Guide student behavior to foster academic achievement, personal responsibility, intellect, and individuality.
- Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students.
- Live in the State of California and work on campus during the Employee’s regularly scheduled hours.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Experienced AP teacher, familiar with AP US History curriculum and rubrics.
- Clear commitment to the educational philosophy as articulated by Our Four Commitments.
- Able to differentiate instruction and support neurodiversity.
- Able to create a positive classroom community and build relationships with students.
- Creative in instructional and classroom management strategies
- Proficient at competently assessing student performances and preparing comprehensive assessments.
- Experienced implementing positive classroom management techniques, innovative methodologies, and activities that foster active learning and enhance academic programs.
- Willing to collaborate with student learning services to differentiate instruction for all learners.
- Show a high level of professionalism and willingness to “go the extra mile” to reach goals for students.
- Demonstrate knowledge, implementation, and adaptability regarding relevant technology.
- Able to apply common sense and extreme diplomacy, discretion, and confidentiality in written and oral forms.
- Promptly respond to questions of parents and co-workers while maintaining a professional demeanor.
- Makes timely and quality decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with other individuals and teams.
- Flexible, with a high tolerance for change, ambiguity, and a fast-paced environment.
- Independent, innovative, and forward-thinking; takes initiative and is strategic and solution-based.
- Passionate about supporting equal access to learning in a diverse community.
- Performs with integrity, ethics, values, beliefs, and principles during both good and bad times.
- Remains calm, maintains perspective, and responds in a professional manner when faced at all times.
- Takes personal responsibility for the continuous learning of new knowledge, skills, and experiences.
Qualifications and Requirements
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational institution; master’s degree a plus.
- Minimum of three years teaching AP U.S. History.
- Experienced in best practices in education and pedagogy.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to:
- Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
- Regularly use close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
- Work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time.
- Work in a traditional climate-controlled environment and occasionally outdoors.
- Navigate a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and diverse contacts which may at times be stressful.
- Occasionally lift up to 10 lbs.
- Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate all office equipment including, but not limited to, computers, copy machines, and telephones.
- Travel safely and comfortably across a two-story, 50,000 sq. ft. campus several times in a workday.
- Sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.
- Turn, bend, kneel, crouch, or reach overhead to retrieve materials and may occasionally use a ladder.
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