Duke School teaching positions

Duke School has four teaching positions open for the 2020-2021 school year: early childhood education, lower school (K-4), middle school Spanish, and middle school math and project. Below are descriptions of each position. We are a project-based learning independent school that values student agency, inquiry, and upstanding. We strive to incorporate equity and social justice into our work at all levels. We are particularly looking to increase our faculty of color.

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Preschool (Early Childhood) Teacher

Duke School offers an exceptional learning experience. With an emphasis on inquiry, students explore topics through a project-based approach. Our preschool program, which starts with three-year-olds, provides a full-day developmentally appropriate experiences designed to advance the cognitive, language, emotional, and motor skills of each child. This engaging and rigorous environment challenges students to forge their own paths to learning.

Duke School is comprised of students in grades preschool-eight. Two highly qualified teachers work collaboratively in each preschool class with 16 students.  

We are seeking an exceptional early childhood teacher with a sound understanding of best practices in teaching to begin in August 2020. The ideal candidate will have an early childhood education degree and at least three years of teaching experience. Commitment to the academic and social/emotional growth of students is essential. Being able to work collaboratively with a teaching partner is critical for this position. Compensation and benefits are competitive with Durham Public Schools.

Please e-mail your resume, including a list of references along with a cover letter to teach@dukeschool.org.  

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Lower School (Elementary) Teacher

Duke School offers an exceptional learning experience. With an emphasis on inquiry, students explore science and social studies topics through a project-based approach. Instruction in reading, writing, and math is delivered through a workshop model. This engaging and rigorous environment challenge students to forge their own paths to learning.

Duke School is comprised of students in grades preschool-eight. Each grade in the elementary division has two classrooms. Two highly qualified teachers work collaboratively in each class with 22-24 students.  

We are seeking an exceptional elementary teacher with a sound understanding of best practices in teaching to begin in August 2020. The ideal candidate will have an elementary education degree and at least three years of teaching experience. Commitment to the academic and social/emotional growth of students is essential. Being able to work collaboratively with a teaching partner is critical for this position. Compensation and benefits are competitive with Durham Public Schools.

Please e-mail your resume, including a list of references along with a cover letter to teach@dukeschool.org

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MS Spanish Teacher

Duke School offers an exceptional project-based learning environment that seeks to develop high level analytical and critical thinking skills in all of its students. This focus is fully integrated with explicit instruction in the core academic disciplines of mathematics, science, social sciences, and language arts.

This engaging and rigorous approach to educating middle school students is implemented by a collaborative team of four teachers at each grade level. Middle School at Duke School is comprised of grades 5-8, with each grade enrolling approximately 48 students. The majority of students live in either Durham or Chapel Hill.

We are seeking an exceptional Middle School Spanish teacher to begin in August 2020. The ideal candidate will have an education degree in Spanish and at least two years of Spanish teaching experience. The candidate should also possess a deep understanding of middle school philosophy and practice. Being a team player and collaborator are essential attributes for this position. Compensation and benefits are competitive with Durham Public Schools.

Please e-mail your resume, including a list of references along with a cover letter to teach@dukeschool.org.

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Middle School Math & Project Teacher

 

Duke School offers an exceptional project-based learning environment that seeks to develop high level analytical and critical thinking skills in all of its students. This focus is fully integrated with explicit instruction in the core academic disciplines of mathematics, science, social sciences, Spanish, and English. This engaging and rigorous approach to educating middle school students is implemented by a collaborative team of four teachers at each grade level. Middle school at Duke School is comprised of grades 5-8, with each grade enrolling approximately 48 students. The majority of students live in Durham or Chapel Hill.

 

We are seeking an exceptional Middle School math and project teacher with a sound understanding of best practices in the teaching of math and working with adolescents. The ideal candidate will have an education degree in mathematics and at least three years of algebra and geometry teaching experience. A deep understanding of middle school philosophy and a commitment to the academic and social/emotional growth of students is essential. Being able to work collaboratively on a team is critical for this position. 

 

Compensation and benefits are competitive.

 

Please e-mail your resume, including a list of references along with a cover letter to Jenny Murray, Middle School Director atjenny.murray@dukeschool.org. Diverse candidates encouraged to apply. Compensation is commensurate with experience and abilities and reflective of local salary levels.