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Upper School History Teacher

Upper School History Teacher — Fall 2023



AIM Academy is seeking to fill a new Upper School History teaching position for the fall 2023 school year. AIM’s Upper School is an innovative and collaborative environment where teachers have smaller than usual caseloads so they can focus on the individual needs of students. Teaching faculty in the Upper School enjoy a good deal of autonomy in the material they teach as well as very well developed support structures to employ key research based practices for comprehension, writing, critical thinking, vocabulary, and engagement with various forms of information.

The Upper School History team comprises four teachers who teach courses in World History, Civics, American History, Public Speaking, and Senior Seminar — a unique class where the curriculum is based around our senior trip. In previous years, we’ve traveled to Paris, Greece, Spain, and Italy. The department is supported by a team of instructional leaders, speech language pathologists, and very knowledgeable administrators. An ideal candidate will have experience teaching history, particularly to students with language based learning differences like dyslexia and dysgraphia as well as working with students who may have processing or attention issues. The ideal candidate will also understand how to marry explicit instruction with a college preparatory scope and sequence. 

In particular, AIM is seeking a history teacher with a strong background in African American history. 

Because AIM is dedicated to creating a culture of equity and inclusion, candidates should value engaging in open dialogue, questioning, confronting assumptions, and attuning to all voices. Please review AIM’s “Equity and Diversity Statement.”


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred

  • PA or Private Academic Certification 

  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills

  • Ability to positively and productively relate to high school aged students

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Adaptive learner and self-starter

  • Strong technology skills

  • Must be comfortable with in-person learning

  • Sense of humor, patience and flexibility

  • COVID vaccination and booster, but will follow any legally required exemptions.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to our Human Resources Coordinator Cheryl Ferst at