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Middle School Social Studies Teacher
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart [MD]
Bethesda, Maryland
Date Posted: 5/18/2024
Job ID: 75865
Position/Title: Middle School Social Studies Teacher
Employer: Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart [MD]
Category / Heading #1: Teaching  History - Social Studies
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Status: FullTime
Job Description/Responsibilities:

Stone Ridge is seeking a Middle School Social Studies Teacher to begin work in August 2024.


Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, a member of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls, Grades 1-12, with a co-educational Early Childhood Program, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten in Bethesda, Maryland. With over 750 students, and rooted in the Goals of Sacred Heart education, Stone Ridge inspires young women to lead and serve, through lives of purpose that integrate faith, intellect, community, social action, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.

The Middle School Social Studies Teacher is responsible for teaching social studies, with a focus on American History, in alignment with the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education. Working closely with departmental and grade-level colleagues, the Social Studies Teacher will; 

  • design and update lesson plans for content, skill-building, and continuity of curriculum;
  • actively collaborate with the departmental team, Learning Strategists, Educational Technologists, and the Middle School Counselor to develop strategies to support all students;
  • attend all faculty and employee meetings and in-house professional development sessions;
  • serve as a student Advisor;
  • fulfill other faculty duties; and 
  • maintain good communication with families about student progress through regular progress reports, report cards, and responses to parents’ inquiries.

Stone Ridge is looking for an educator who is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and who has experience or interest in teaching in independent, Catholic schools, public, or charter schools and who possesses a degree in the subject area or a related field. Candidate should possesses a capacity for working with a range of learning abilities, and experience integrating appropriate educational technologies into their teaching. A collaborative spirit, organization skills, and creativity is required as is a demonstrated and authentic understanding of the mission and the School’s Catholic identity. An early career candidate is encouraged to apply, especially one who has an interest in developing the pedagogy, career, and profession of education.

Compensation includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with experience.

Applicants of diverse, underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should complete the application online, As part of the online application, please upload a resume, list of references, and cover letter addressed to Ms. Courtney Perna, Human Resources Manager, all in PDF format.

Minimum Degree: BA
Certification Required: No
Minimum Experience: 1-3 Years



  • Teaching experience in the field of social studies or history and demonstrated expertise in middle-grade pedagogy and instruction. 
  • Familiarity with project-based learning and inquiry-based learning.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in history or education.
  • Familiarity with or experience teaching in the model of Understanding by Design, the School’s chosen pedagogical model.
  • A capacity for working with a range of learning abilities and experience integrating appropriate educational technologies into the teaching approach.
  • A demonstrated collaborative spirit, organizational skills, and creativity.
  • A growth mindset and commitment to professional development. 
  • An authentic understanding of the School’s mission and  Catholic identity. 
Tuition Remission: No
Spend for Graduate Study: No
Relocation Assistance/Allowance: No
Support/Sponsor Work visas to overseas candidates: No
ON Campus Housing: No
OFF Campus Housing: No
Application Notes:
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Contact Info
Courtney Perna,