Social Studies Teacher
Substitute Teacher

Social Studies Teacher - (Full-time)

Wye River Upper School is seeking a dynamic Social Studies Instructor to join the team at our leading independent school for bright students with learning differences. The Social Studies Instructor is responsible for preparing and implementing innovative, literacy-rich, and experiential instruction for grades 9-12.

Ideal candidate will have the ability to deliver differentiated learning experiences that integrate literacy in history/social studies with essential 21st Century competencies. The candidate will promote civic engagement outside of the classroom and plan real-world learning opportunities to enhance instruction. Experience with project based learning and supplemental credentials in Math a plus.

A Wye River Upper School teacher can expect a competitive salary and benefits package.


  • Execute instructional planning using a student-centered, inquiry driven, project based approach

  • Implement a variety of classroom strategies, and instructional tools which fully engage and motivate students in the learning process.

  • Collaborate with colleagues to create cross curricular experiences that are classroom and field based.

  • Demonstrate excellent classroom management and provide ongoing strategies to enable student success with Executive Function.

  • Provide instruction, assessment and feedback characterized by the hallmarks of Schools of the Future (NAIS) and utilizing 21st Century outcomes

  • Plan individualized instruction that includes modifications and accommodations for students with learning differences

  • Communicate with parents on a regular basis to report positive student achievements and to discuss student concerns as needed

  • Participate in professional growth and development opportunities

  • Monitor and enforce the WRUS Student Code of Conduct


  • Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a content area related to the school’s work and ideally will hold an advanced graduate degree

  • Proven experience as an effective teacher of Social Studies

  • Knowledge related to the learning differences of the student population to include dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, anxiety, and high functioning ASD.

  • Thorough knowledge of teaching best practices and 21st Century learning outcomes

  • Ability to plan and deliver high interest, engaging, hands-on lessons

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Creative, energetic and passionate about Social Studies

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email:
Jennifer McPeake, jennifermcpeake@wyeriverupperschool.org

Substitute Teachers

Wye River Upper School seeks qualified substitute teachers in a variety of subject areas. Must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree and pass criminal background check. Competitive hourly pay. Send resume and cover letter to jennifermcpeake@wyeriverupperschool.org.