AP U.S. History Teacher (Fall 2024/Leave Coverage)

Faculty / Part-Time

Gann Academy, Waltham, MA


Gann Academy is a pluralistic Jewish high school that challenges students to cultivate their talents and interests in all areas of human potential: intellectual, artistic, spiritual, and physical. Our faculty, comprised of Jewish and non-Jewish educators, facilitates the student journey. We seek teachers committed to collaborating and growing in their teaching practice, supporting diverse learners in the classroom, and connecting with students outside the classroom, both formally and informally.

Gann Academy is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We believe including diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and learning outcomes for all. All employees participate in this commitment, whether internally, in building a welcoming workplace culture and/or externally, ensuring inclusive engagement with families and other community members.

Perhaps most of all, Gann offers a community of smart, collaborative, and compassionate professionals who care about their work, school, and colleagues. We help one another learn, solve problems, and have fun.


Our Humanities division consists of talented professionals who demonstrate exceptional commitment to instructing and engaging students in studying English, History, and World Languages. Gann’s outstanding faculty sharpens our students’ intellects, challenging them to become analytical, creative, empathetic, and out-of-the-box thinkers. Here at Gann, we guide our students to answer the question in our motto: WHO WILL YOU BECOME?


Gann Academy is seeking a part-time History teacher for leave coverage from August 15, 2024, to November 15, 2024. The teacher will plan and deliver lessons from the provided curriculum for two 11th-grade AP US History sections.

Successful candidates will have a passion for History education, a strong background in classroom teaching, curriculum design, and pedagogy, and a commitment to collaborating, reflecting, and growing in their teaching practice. Proven experience in teaching AP US History is desirable. Personal qualities such as creativity, curiosity, perseverance, and flexibility are key, as are effective communication skills with students and families.

This is an in-person, part-time leave coverage position from August 15 to November 15, 2024, and will report to the Director of Humanities.

August 15-16, 1923, and 26-27 will be in-person workdays combining onboarding, professional development, and lesson preparation. Classes begin August 28. 50-minute classes are on a rotating schedule from 8:30 to 3:55 Monday through Thursday, with an earlier 1:50 release on Fridays. 

Compensation for this leave coverage position is $13,000 – $16,000, commensurate with relevant work experience and qualifications.


Teaching Duties:

  • Teach 2 sections of AP United States History.
  • Assess student work and provide grades.
  • Take attendance and manage the classroom.
  • Offer differentiated instruction to serve a wide range of learners. 
  • Collaborate with colleagues to plan and adapt curriculum and lessons that support student growth.  
  • Use technology and other educational tools to support student learning. 
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with students, parents, and colleagues in person and via email.


Physical demands include dexterity in operating office machines and supplies, including, but not limited to, computers, telephones, electronic calculators, copy machines, and printers. Stooping, bending, reaching for files or supplies, and sitting or standing for extended periods are common.


Gann Academy is an equal-opportunity employer. It is the policy of the school to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression), and pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or veteran status.


External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.


This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

Any offers of employment will be contingent upon successful CORI and fingerprinting background check

Gann Academy

Waltham, MA
High School
All Gender