Chartwell School is seeking a Full-Time Science teacher to join our innovative High School faculty and program to teach two sections of High School Chemistry, two sections of Health, serve as an advisor, and participate in planning and implementing school-wide projects with the High School faculty and students.
We are an independent school on the Monterey Peninsula in coastal California, approximately 100 miles south of San Francisco. For 35 years Chartwell has been serving students in grades 2-12, who have been identified as having dyslexia or related language-based learning differences. Class sizes are small and teachers individualize instruction while teaching to small groups. The High School is considered college-prep.
The successful candidate will join a team of Technology, Art and Mathematics teachers in developing, managing and delivering hands-on, project based curricula for our growing STEAM program. He or she will have experience with leveraging NGSS standards and crosscutting concepts for developing units and lessons. The successful candidates will also be motivated to collaborate with humanities and language arts teachers to identify opportunities for cross-curricular units. Competent in technology use and integration is a key skill.
Chartwell offers professional growth opportunities for teachers who want to grow their practice toward including an understanding of cognitive learning profiles, cognitive diversity, and brain-based educational practices. Professional development is strongly supported by the school, as our culture values continuous learning and innovation of instructional practice to meet the unique needs of bright and unique students.
Most importantly, we seek teachers who intuit that the central aspect of teaching is creating trusting and respectful relationships with all students.
Familiar with integration of NGSS standards and implementing crosscutting concepts.
Experience teaching High School courses in science
Desire to work with a team, including in developing cross-curricular units outside of STEAM disciplines (i.e., humanities).
Comfortable in delivering units within a learning management system (Google Classroom) and Google Education Suite, and integrating technology skills as appropriate.
Experience with, or desire to learn, safely using varied tools, including wiring, soldering, and basic woodshop tools.
Experience with, or desire to learn, strategies in planning and delivering units leveraging project based learning practices.
Demonstrated experience in inquiry based, hands-on, and experiential learning to satisfy the many learning styles & preferences of our students.
Core competencies: Team player/collaborative, continuous learner/growth mindset, innovative thinker, problem-solver, takes initiative, belief in the ability of all students to achieve, commitment, ability to establish rapport and build strong relationships with students.
This position is open now and for 2018-2019. Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience; medical benefits are included.
The mission of Chartwell School is to diagnostically educate students with specific learning variations, including dyslexia, in a way that provides them with the academic skills, confidence, creativity and perseverance necessary to meet the challenges of mainstream education and lifelong learning.
Our students have average or better intelligence but may have struggled in traditional classrooms due to dyslexia or other learning disabilities and academic challenges. We provide co-ed students ages 5-18 with the skills, knowledge, and tools they need to succeed.
A Chartwell education includes: small class sizes, a 1:5 teacher-to-student ratio, attention to learning styles, emphasis on social skills and character building, multi-sensory learning, integrated technology, enrichment activities, sports, and a healthful, green campus.