Social Studies Teacher 9-12

Felton, DE 19943, US
Jun 27, 2018
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TITLE: Social Studies Teacher

QUALIFICATIONS: Must meet the certification requirements of the State of Delaware Department of Education.

REPORTS TO: School principal (or Assistant)

JOB GOAL: To develop in each pupil an appreciation of American ideals and cultural heritage; to develop proficiency in the use of social studies inquiry skills and concepts; to motivate each pupil to understand and exercise the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of citizenship; to develop understanding of the geographical, historical, cultural, and political factors that influence the development of world regions; and to encourage pupils to develop sound options based on study of facts concerning operation of political and economic systems.


1. Teaches courses in social studies, history, geography, American government, political science, or humanities to secondary pupils, using the course of study adopted by the Board of Education and other appropriate learning activities.

2. Instructs pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.

3. Develops a balanced social studies program involving factual background material, material on current events, discussion time, and other appropriate activities designed to encourage pupils to develop skills and attitudes, draw conclusions, achieve improved interpersonal relationships, and make value judgements based on scientific models of inquiry.

4. Provides individual and small-group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of pupils with varying intellectual abilities, attitudes, and cultural backgrounds.

5. Develops knowledge of the purpose, structure, and operation of the American governmental and economic system, and the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship.

6. Makes current material from the mass-media available to pupils; plans and guides discussions of current problems against background of geographical environment and history of area being studied.

7. Develops an understanding of the contributions of racial, religious, and political groups to American culture.

8. Develops knowledge of political and economic systems of other nations and their influence on personal freedom, education, and living standards.

9. Encourages pupils to become aware of the complexity and interrelations of local, state, national, and world problems.

10. Maintains standards of pupil behavior to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.

11. Maintains professional competence through in-service education.

12. Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids, and maintains required inventory records; may request resource speakers and field trips.

13. Communicates with parents and school counselors to discuss pupil progress.

14. Identifies pupil needs, and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.

15. Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities as assigned.

16. Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.

17. Participates in faculty committees and sponsorship of pupil activities.

18. Other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor that pertain to social studies instruction.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Ten month year. Salary and work year to be established by the Board.

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on Evaluation and Department of Education guidelines.

Start Date: August 20, 2018

Duty Days: 188

Reports To: School Administration

Salary Range: From/To: as per state and local salary schedule

  • Teacher of Social Studies Grades 9-12 (Valid 6-8 in a Middle School)

Additional Job Information:
All applicants are required to submit three (3) letters of reference, with one from an immediate supervisor that is dated within the past year.
Applicants are advised that a copy of the most recent evaluation will be requested if selected for an interview. The evaluation can be loaded as part of the application in advance.

The following are conditions of employment for new employees:

(1) Satisfactory criminal background check prior to being placed on payroll.
(2) Satisfactory child protection registry check.
(3) Mandatory Direct Deposit of Pay.
(4) Documentation of Mantoux skin test results for entrance to school system.
(5) Completion of all required employment forms.

Lake Forest does not discriminate in employment or in educational services based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in accordance with state and federal laws. Inquiries should be directed to the Director of Personnel at the Lake Forest Central Business Office, School District5423 Killens Pond Road, . Phone: 302-284-3020Felton, DE 19943-9801

Lake Forest is an advocate of inclusion practices in all grade levels.

A person may not be employed by a public school employer in any position requiring licensure and certification if the person does not meet licensure and certification requirements established under Chapter 12 of [Title 14 of the Delaware Code]..., except pursuant to a license extension and/or emergency certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 12. See 14 Del. C.§ 1313.

Direct deposit of paychecks is a condition of employment for all new employees hired after December 31, 1995

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