Careers at Carmel

MS/US History Teacher

With the anticipated growth of our Middle and Upper School programs, The Carmel School seeks to hire a History Teacher to join its incredible team of compassionate, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable faculty and staff for the 2024-25 school year. Candidates with content mastery in one or more areas in Geography, American History, and Ancient World History are encouraged to apply! 

This teaching position is responsible for cultivating a vibrant, safe, and engaging student culture while instructing students in accordance with the school's mission. 

Those who thrive in our Pre-K–12, college preparatory, Christian school environment are mission-aligned, creative, possess a demonstrable work ethic that focuses on student success, and is remarkably fun to work with! Most importantly, however, our students need another individual who deeply cares about them. 

At The Carmel School, our teaching faculty will be expected to:
  • help each student develop competence in his/her skills 
  • motivate each student to attain and develop necessary 21st-century skills toward thinking critically, asking higher-level questions, and collaborating with others to solve problems
  • encourage each student to understand the rules and functions of the classroom and each learning environment
  • foster students' engagement and inquiry in their studies
  • champion the role of independent schools in the greater Richmond/Fredericksburg area
Additional expectations and essential position functions can be made available upon request.
Please also note that a Bachelor's degree is required, a Master's degree is strongly preferred, and certification in (content area) is preferred. All employees must complete a criminal background check upon their official start date.

Interested and qualified candidates must submit a brief cover letter, resume, and an Application for Employment (found on our website) to careers@thecarmelschool.org. Please note that copies of relevant licenses, certifications, and undergraduate/graduate transcripts will be required.

Summary of Essential Position Functions:
  • Is passionate about history and models inquiry-based learning approaches to relevant subject matter
  • Teaches core subject material, utilizing the appropriate curriculum for each
  • Supports the mission of the school and abides by the employee handbook
  • Develops lesson plans and appropriate instructional aids to emphasize inquiry and current best practices
  • Demonstrates using models; experiments with available technology methods and other standard or teacher-prepared instructional aids
  • Provides opportunities when needed for individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil
  • Designs and differentiates learning activities that will relate content and skills acquisition to students' experiences and the physical world
  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment
  • Utilizes both formative and summative assessments to assess and evaluate each pupil’s progress in his/her acquisition of content knowledge and skills regularly
  • Communicates regularly and effectively with school stakeholders about students' progress
  • Selects and acquires school-approved texts, instructional aids, and supplies; maintains necessary inventory records
  • Collaborates with school administrators and faculty to cultivate and ensure a mission-appropriate school culture
  • Reports to the Head of Middle and/or Upper School 
  • Collaborates with teachers and coaches on relevant issues/topics (classroom management, counseling concerns, instructional coaching, etc.)
  • Possess effective oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in information technology
  • Demonstrates confidentiality and professionalism with all stakeholders

The mission of The Carmel School is to prepare students for success in our ever-changing world by creating a community supportive of
academic, physical, and spiritual growth rooted in Christian values to instill honor and integrity.