Sacred Heart Academy “SHA” Bryn Mawr (PA) is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls founded in 1865 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and lay-owned and governed since 1969. The school serves approximately 200 students in kindergarten through grade 12.
Sacred Heart Academy seeks a thoughtful, creative, collaborative, and experienced history teacher for the 2023-2024 academic school year. The position may include sections of history classes in the Middle or Upper School.
The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic educator who has experience teaching history courses. The candidate seeks professional growth and learning every day and inspires others to do the same through optimism, selflessness, flexibility, and teamwork. The candidate possesses a willingness to collaborate with dedicated educators within the Sacred Heart faculty. The candidate will show empathy for and a passion to work with adolescent girls as well as a commitment to the development of the whole child. The candidate will work closely with the English department as part of Sacred Heart’s Integrated Humanities program.
The candidate will participate in the life of the Upper School by serving as an advisor, and leading a club or coaching a sports team. Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr works to create a community and curriculum that reflect our values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice and the candidate should model these values.
Passion for teaching and for girls’ education
Ability to design and facilitate rigorous, empowering lesson plans that are student-centered and thought-provoking
Intellectual curiosity and a desire to spark a love of learning in students
Knowledge of and experience with the Advanced Placement history curricula
Excellent communication skills, a genuine appreciation of adolescents, a sense of humor, and the ability to work well within a collaborative environment
Bachelor’s Degree in history required, advanced degree preferred
Prior history teaching experience is strongly preferred
Proficiency in the use of classroom technology
Willingness to work with colleagues to evaluate, design, and implement history curricula
Please send a cover letter and resume; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Cara Saraco, Director of Academics, at Cara.Saraco@SHABrynMawr.org. To learn more about Sacred Heart Academy visit us at www.shabrynmawr.org.
Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr is part of a national network of 25 Sacred Heart schools located in North America which share a common heritage and vision. There are more than 150+ Sacred Heart schools around the world, providing an international campus for our students at Bryn Mawr through exchange programs, summer workshops, and service opportunities. Sacred Heart Academy is accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) and a member of the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
To learn more about Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr, please visit https://www.shabrynmawr.org/
Sacred Heart Academy educates college-bound women by cultivating their self-confidence, guiding them to realize their personal and scholastic potential and their responsibility to others, and by preparing them to meet life’s challenges - all within an academic and religiously diverse community that focuses on spiritual values and the individual student.
Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr commits itself to educate to the Five Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education which unify us with the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.