Position Filled-Common Ground is Seeking a Certified Part-time Social Studies/History teacher.

Common Ground — the nation’s oldest environmental charter high school, creating the next generation of successful college students and powerful community and environmental leaders — is seeking one passionate, creative, and certified Part-time Social Studies/History teacher. This teacher will have the opportunity to:

  • Teach Common Ground’s core history and social studies classes, including US History
  • Help to build a social studies curriculum that addresses intersections of social studies and social justice issues, and incorporates culturally relevant content for our student body
  • Teach in a truly diverse learning community in which 215 students from 18 different towns experience a mix of high academic standards, active learning and leadership opportunities, and small school supports that are producing dramatic educational results.

Common Ground is seeking outstanding candidates with:

  • A passion for our environmental mission and commitment to equitable and sustainable change
  • An understanding of the circumstances that low income students and students of color have historically and are presently experiencing and an awareness of the role of individual educators and educational institutions in creating and changing those experiences
  • Strong background in Common Core Standards and the C-3 Social Studies framework
  • Passion and experience for curriculum development
  • Prior experience with and commitment to engaging students from racially and economically diverse urban settings
  • Appropriate Connecticut certification.
  • Experience teaching US History strongly preferred
  • Bachelor degree, Masters strongly preferred

Common Ground is particularly eager for candidates who help us fulfill our commitment to building a racially and culturally diverse faculty and staff. Common Ground has a commitment to examining the intersection of social, environmental, and food justice issues; how systems of oppression, including white privilege, impact the organization’s work; and how resistance to those systems can offer windows into a more sustainable society

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Liz Cox, School Director

Common Ground High School

358 Springside Ave., New Haven, CT 06515




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