Edmund Burke School in Washington, D.C. seeks an energetic, entrepreneurial, organized, independent, flexible, and creative professional to teach, shape, implement, and grow a new, innovative high school computer science program beginning August 2019. This position will also include supporting academic technology. The computer science program follows these principles:
Emphasize computational thinking and its interdisciplinary nature
Elevate experimentation, the courage to fail, and intrinsic motivation
Use project-based learning and standards-based grading (guided by CSTA standards)
Empower student choice with a mix of independent and structured learning
Promote accessibility to all students
Employ multiple delivery methods and resources (e.g. in-person/online/hybrid)
The ideal candidate would have teaching, curriculum development, and computer science experience, a degree in related fields, and be committed to ongoing professional development. The Computer Science Teacher will relish working with young people and adults and have the social skills to market the program, appeal to students, and partner with teachers to integrate computer science throughout the curriculum. Beyond simply being a master of specific programming languages or systems, the Computer Science Teacher will value the concepts inherent in computational thinking, recognize its power to solve complex, real-world problems, and design opportunities in which all Burke students can access this way of thinking and problem-solving. Candidates should indicate a preferred salary range when applying.
Teach four trimester-long sections of a required Introduction to Computer Science course to high school students.
Teach two trimester-long electives, titles and content to be determined; elective offerings would expand in subsequent years.
Guide students working on individual projects in computer science.
In partnership with the Director of Technology, develop and implement the Computer Science program and curriculum, including:
designing new courses, modifying existing courses, and building online versions of courses
budgeting for software and hardware
researching and creating menus of activities, projects, and resources for students to advance in the domains
working with teachers to facilitate integrated projects and growing this aspect of the program
tracking student achievement
gathering feedback from students and teachers to evaluate the program
some portion of this work will take place over the summer in the first few years of the program and will be stipended
Academic Technology responsibilities include:
Train, orient, and support teachers and students to use the Student Information System (SIS), iPads, online learning tools, and other types of technology to facilitate learning and teaching.
Work one-on-one with teachers.
Advise and implement best practices for advancing the use of academic technology.
About Edmund Burke School
Burke is a co-educational day school for grades 6-12. We emphasize a progressive, student-centered, constructivist approach to education. In addition to demonstrating expertise in their subject matter and skill in their delivery of lessons, we expect teachers to:
Run orderly but energetic classes.
Use innovative, developmentally-appropriate classroom activities and assignments designed to engage many types of students.
Include multicultural perspectives in classroom instruction.
Employ appropriate technology in the classroom, especially using iPads.
Use our web-based Student Information System to write comments, report cards and post assignments.
Enjoy building curriculum through collaboration with colleagues.
Take pleasure in the company of adolescents.
Be open-minded, patient and maintain a respectful, supportive environment.
Teachers at Burke are an integral part of a lively, informal and inclusive school community; we are committed to building a diverse, multicultural faculty. Many teachers and staff serve as advisors for six to eight students. We are always looking for teachers who can enrich Burke’s community outside the classroom, especially by coaching.
About Edmund Burke School
About Edmund Burke School
• Founded in 1968
• Grades 6-12
• Independent and college preparatory
• Committed to progressive education
• Located in upper northwest DC, two blocks south of the Van Ness-UDC Metro station (on the Red line)
• Over 60,000 square foot urban campus on Connecticut Ave.
• Athletic teams use local DC Parks & Recreation fields as well as UDC and Howard Law School
• Total enrollment of 305 students
• Approximately 80 middle school students
• Approximately 225 high school students
• 39% students of color
• 6% international students
• Total faculty of 48
• More than 67% hold advanced degrees
• 100% of full time faculty serve as student advisors
• 6:1 student-teacher ratio
• Average class size of 11
• 13 AP courses offered
• In 2016, 86 students took at least one AP exam
• Mean SAT: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 630, Math 600, Writing 33
• Mean ACT: Composite 28.5
• Grades 6-8 Tuition $39,195
• Grades 9-12 Tuition $41,575
• 31% of students receive financial aid
Tuition includes textbooks, lab fees, art materials and grade sponsored fi...eld trips.
Tuition does not include optional service trips or Leadership Program fees.
Accreditations & Memberships
• Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA)
• The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
• The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW)
• Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools (AIMS)
• Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)
• The National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
• Potomac Valley Athletic Conference (PVAC)