History Teacher

Job Summary:

St. Mary’s Ryken is a high school community committed to providing a high school experience with a focus on individual student success, personal growth and discovery of one’s own uniqueness. The years a student spends at St. Mary's Ryken are marked by a challenging college preparatory program, the forming of lifelong friendships, and the camaraderie of being part of fine arts, athletics and clubs. In 2021, SMR celebrated the accomplishments of 167 graduates from our 40th graduating class! St. Mary's Ryken graduates are compassionate, capable, honorable and respectful young adults. By graduation, our students are well prepared for college, committed to Christian service and responsible citizenship.

St. Mary’s Ryken faculty and staff are committed to providing the highest quality Catholic education to our students. Our 87-acre waterfront campus models a small college, with four academic buildings, a modern health and wellness center, campus cafe, several athletic fields, tennis courts and a stadium with a six-lane track. Students attend St. Mary's Ryken from a large geographic region, including 5 counties and two states. Although the majority of our students are Catholic, a variety of religions are represented and all are welcome.


A Master’s degree in History or Social Studies Instruction for the Secondary School level is preferred but not required. Likewise, teaching experience in these areas is preferred but other experiences and educational qualifications will be considered. Experience in teaching Advanced Placement coursework is also a preferred.

At minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in the expected content area is required of all SMR teachers. Of utmost importance is the ability to establish a rigorous yet engaging classroom atmosphere with the expectation that all students are being prepared for continued study after high school. Technology skills that correlate to teaching in a 1:1 environment are highly valued; however, training is available for teachers who bring other strengths and experiences to the position but may not yet have had the opportunity to build a repertoire of technology-integration skills. Other valuable attributes include, but are not limited to: strong organizational and interpersonal skills; knowledge of current trends in national History standards; proven ability in critical thinking, analysis and writing instruction. Maryland teacher certification (or the ability to attain certification in three years) is highly encouraged. 


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