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Middle School Social Studies Teacher

Middle School Social Studies Teacher

George Walton Academy provides challenging instruction, engaging experiences, and global perspectives designed to inspire lives of intellectual curiosity, integrity, and purpose. 

George Walton Academy (GWA) seeks a creative and engaging Middle School Social Studies teacher who demonstrates a love of middle school students, a passion for teaching and learning, a growth mindset, and a commitment to excellence in line with the mission and vision of the school.  GWA is an independent, Pre-K-12, independent, college-preparatory school located on 61 beautiful acres in Monroe, Georgia, less than one hour from the state capitol of Atlanta.

Successful candidates will:

- Exhibit a growth mindset and a desire for continuous learning
- Understand and appreciate the unique characteristics and developmental needs of middle school students
- Demonstrate a flexible, collaborative, and creative approach to teaching and learning
- Stay current on latest research in education and employ evidence-based practices to facilitate active learning and deep conceptual understanding
- Hold values and display character aligned with the mission and vision of the school
- Demonstrate an approachable, consistent, transparent, supportive and good-humored posture
- Communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with colleagues and individuals inside and outside the school
- Regularly reflect on teaching practice and seek feedback for growth from colleagues


- Teach a full load of courses at the middle school level
- Design and implement engaging, student-centered, and age-appropriate learning experiences with attention to individual student needs and differentiation
- Collaborate with colleagues within and across disciplines and grade levels to promote interdisciplinary and cross-curricular teaching and learning
- Use varied instructional strategies based on the needs and interests of the students
- Establish and maintain open and effective lines of communication with all students, parents, faculty, and staff
- Create and sustain a positive classroom culture based on the mission and values of the school
- Monitor student growth and progress and maintain accurate and timely records 
- Participate in professional learning opportunities within and beyond GWA
- Serve as an advisor to a small cohort of middle school students
- Actively and enthusiastically support the life of the school outside of the classroom


- Bachelor’s degree in education or related field required; Master’s degree preferred
- Experience working with middle school students
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume to Jeanie Beach at


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