Upper School History Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Worcester Academy, Worcester, MA

POSITION: Upper School History Teacher

Worcester Academy, a day-boarding school with grades 6 thru PG, seeks a teacher who is committed to the ideals and joys of teaching upper school students and who can inspire a love of learning in their students through the development and application of thoughtful, meaningful learning experiences for students. The successful teacher in this role also will understand the value of working cooperatively and collaboratively with adults in a team-based setting as well as have the ability to work independently. We are looking for an educator who embraces a growth mindset for their own professional development and who can help students to do the same.

This position reports to the Upper School Head.

Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Teach four sections of Upper School History
  • Develop units and lessons that support the goals of the WA History Department.
  • Maintain discipline in accordance with the student handbook.
  • Provide appropriate, actionable feedback on student work and in term reports.
  • Complete grading, comments and progress reports in a timely manner.
  • Serve as the academic and developmental advisor to a small group of upper school students.
  • Lead two other student activities.
  • Attend required meetings (all-school, department, divisional, parent, etc.).
  • Participate as a day faculty member in 5 weekends of programming throughout the school year.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Maintain classroom and shared spaces as conducive to teaching, learning, and working.
  • Update daily student attendance and adhere to tardiness procedures.
  • Attend and participate in school trips.
  • Maintain mature and age-appropriate judgment and boundaries.
  • Follow accident & illness procedures.
  • Participate in all safety drills, including fire, lockdown, and evacuation.
  • Represent the school and what it stands for positively at public events, admissions events, community events, development events, etc., some of which take place outside of the regular school day and calendar.
  • Develop and sustain relationships with colleagues that benefit their students and further one another’s professional growth.
  • Develop and sustain relationships with parents that support each student’s well-being and increasing autonomy.
  • Serve as a role model for students and colleagues.
  • Affirm and defend the dignity and worth of each member of the community and maintain an environment that fosters respect.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Division Head and Department Chair

Worcester Academy

Worcester, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School, Post Graduate
Day, Boarding
All Gender