Milton Hershey School (MHS) is seeking a highly qualified, dynamic High School Science Teacher certified in Biology. Additional certification or industry/lab experience in Chemistry and/or Biotechnology is ideal, as is a desire to lead STEM-focused, co-curricular opportunities for students. MHS’s High School serves over 900 lower-income students enrolled in 9th through 12th grade. MHS strives to provide small class sizes (average of 1/15 – 18) and well-resourced classrooms that include the use of state-of-the-art technology in a one-to-one environment for students and faculty.
The High School Science Teacher is responsible for delivering high quality science content aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and using pedagogy that aligns with the Science and Engineering Practices in a collaborative planning environment. MHS Science Teachers are dedicated to ensuring students are at or above grade level as evaluated by national and state standards and have a track record of state standardized assessment performance that is well above the state average. They plan, prepare, and deliver lessons that are guided by the rigor and relevance model and infuse Design Thinking and STEAM opportunities throughout the year. Additionally, they create and analyze formative and summative assessments to differentiate instruction, inform programming, and accommodate individual student and whole group needs. This position entails extensive data utilization including the ability to statistically analyze, interpret and apply the information to drive achievement. This position also requires a deep commitment to re-mediating students beyond the classroom to ensure all students are college and career ready.
Teachers collaborate extensively with fellow faculty, especially their content colleagues and the Agricultural and Environmental Education staff. In addition to the core academic curriculum, MHS Teachers are responsible for supporting School initiatives such as social & emotional learning and wellness to ensure a whole child approach is taken to student development.
Teachers are also required to schedule and complete an additional duty to their teaching schedules.
Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and PA (or other state) teacher certification in Biology required.
Additional certification or industry/lab experience in Chemistry and/or Biotechnology is ideal.
Demonstrated successful science instruction experience using the Next Generation Science Standards is a plus.
Experience working with high school students from lower income preferred.
Demonstrated success in creating engaging, rigorous and relevant learning experiences for a diverse student population.
Demonstrated success utilizing data to drive classroom instruction and develop instructional plans and curriculum.
Exceptional skills in behavior management are required.
Demonstrated skills in applying best practices in education, including utilizing technology in the classroom that supports 21st-century learning skills.
Demonstrated skills in differentiating instruction and collaborating with learning support and fellow faculty. Must also be able to work as a positive and contributing member of multi-disciplinary teams.
Demonstrated skills in using creative teaching strategies to increase students’ ability to think critically.
Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills are required.
Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity, as all MHS staff are considered to be role models for MHS students.
MHS desires candidates who are “all in” and are interested in actively engaging with students beyond the classroom in a variety of extra-curricular opportunities. STEM-focused, co-curricular interest is preferred.
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About Milton Hershey School
At Milton Hershey School, our employees shape the lives of the students they serve every day. Employees bring diverse skills and experiences to our school community. The common thread we share is our commitment to the school’s mission. We go the extra mile to provide students with the support they need to reach their full potential. Every employee at Milton Hershey School – from our teachers and houseparents to our groundskeepers and maintenance workers – has the power to make a difference for our students