Teachers in the Middle School are experts in their fields who are devoted to educating the whole child. They challenge each student to reach her academic potential while recognizing the importance of her social and emotional well-being. Because not every student learns in an identical way, Middle School teachers pride themselves on creating fun, interactive assignments that engage students through a range of learning styles.
All Middle School faculty work with students in a variety of ways, from being homeroom and special subject teachers to advisors and coaches. Collaboration is a hallmark of teaching in the Middle School — faculty teach subjects in cluster groups, meeting once per cycle to discuss upcoming lesson plans and student performance. Teachers also meet as advisory teams, homeroom teams and grade-level teams, ensuring that each teacher has a sense of how each student is doing in all of her classes and activities.
Middle School teachers regularly engage in professional development. During the summer months, many teachers receive grants from Chapin to enhance their curricula, or attend workshops and conferences where they discover new ideas to bring back to the classroom.
Regardless of what they teach, every Middle School teacher brings passion, curiosity and innovation to the classroom, inspiring students to learn.