Resource Teacher, Secondary Social Studies

Baltimore, MD, US
Jan 12, 2021
Grade Level
High School
JOB TITLE : Resource Teacher, Secondary Social Studies

REPORTS TO : Director, Social Studies and Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies

Provides support for the design, development, and modeling of effective implementation of curriculum in secondary Social Studies (Grades 6-12) that aligns with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Social Studies standards and builds upon the foundation of the Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) Teaching and Learning Framework. Ensures that all initiatives support the system-wide mission, vision, and goals.


Provides an authentic commitment to equity in support of teachers and students.Ensures the commitment to equity and equitable practices in the development of curriculum.

Assists in the implementation of the BCPS Teaching and Learning Framework by supporting quality pedagogy and instruction using culturally responsive and data-driven practices.

Models lessons demonstrating research-based instructional strategies and best practices, such as inquiry design models that are aligned to MSDE Standards.

Works collaboratively with school-based leadership, teacher teams, and professional development teachers to co-plan, co-teach, and model customized lessons based on formative assessment data.

Assists schools and offices with analyzing and responding to student performance data and provides support in the development, implementation and monitoring of School Progress Plans as they relate to Social Studies.

Provides specific, targeted classroom support to schools based on Office of Social Studies initiatives as well as specific School Progress Plans initiatives.

Provides targeted professional development and support to classroom teachers based upon performance data and/or system and office initiatives.

Provides professional development to BCPS stakeholders on a broad range of topics related to Social Studies, the Maryland College and Career Readiness Standards, and related high-stakes assessments.

Assists in the development of BCPS Social Studies curricula at the secondary level while ensuring the infusion of teaching and learning strategies that promote rigor, relevance, responsiveness, and access for all students based on direction from the Chief Academic Officer.

Provides support to schools and offices on the selection of programs and initiatives that support effective Social Studies instruction based on the BCPS Literacy Plan and each school's School Progress Plan.

Provides support for teacher leaders in guiding professional learning communities focused on disciplinary literacy and inquiry-based instruction and practices as they pertain to Social Studies

Provides support for a variety of extracurricular opportunities sponsored by the Office of Social Studies to enrich student learning.

Performs related duties as assigned.


Education, Training and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in a field related. Three years of successful teaching experience in the area of Social Studies; experience in curriculum development and revision; experience with planning and implementing professional development. Experience in school progress planning and implementation. Experience with co-teaching and modeling of instruction with teachers. Experience with data analysis and data-driven decision making. Master's degree preferred.

Licenses and Certificates :
Possession of, or eligibility for, a Maryland Professional Certificate is required.
Possession of, or eligibility for, a Maryland Advanced Professional Certificate is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of disciplinary literacy practices. Knowledge of current research-based instructional practices. Knowledge of transformational teaching and learning through the professional development initiative. Knowledge of learner-centered and small-group instruction. Knowledge of the Learning Management System (LMS) and available digital resources for teachers and students. Demonstration of strong human relations skills.Demonstration of effective organizational and communication skills.Demonstration of computer/educational technology skills. Demonstration of strong teamwork. Demonstration of a deep, personal, and authentic commitment to equity and the ability to apply this commitment while supporting teachers and students, creating curriculum, and performing duties and responsibilities.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: The work of this class is generally sedentary and performed in an office and school environment. Work includes the operation of office equipment, including personal computers, and occasional limited physical activities. This is a year-to-year position within the Division of Curriculum and Instruction.

This is a year-to -year position within the Division of Curriculum and Instruction

FLSA Status : Exempt

Eligible for membership in the Maryland State Retirement System

. Revised: 11/13/06, 5/24/13, 04/05/16, 7/2018, 1/2021

This document describes the duties and responsibilities of a position. It shall not be held to exclude duties not referenced nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.

Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Application Instructions
Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
  • Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
  • Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
  • Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
  • Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.

Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $81.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
  • Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
  • If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
  • Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
  • Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
  • All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefits session.
  • Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9610 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 219, Baltimore, Maryland 21220 (443-809-4360).

Contact Information
Tiffany Harris
Secondary Staffing Team
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 443-809-6009
Fax: 410-296-0568

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