Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, a JK-12 Episcopal School, educates the whole child by supporting the academic, social, physical, and spiritual growth of each student. Named as one of the #1 workplaces in Washington, D.C. by the Washington Post, St. Stephen's and St. Agnes is a positive and collegial community with a commitment to our mission to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. SSSAS combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics, and service learning. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We seek candidates who share this commitment.We seek a dynamic educator to assume the position of Lower School Science Teacher beginning in late August 2019. The Science Teacher will teach classes to students in Junior Kindergarten through Second Grade.The Science teacher will inspire students to explore scientific processes, skills concepts and principles through engaging and hands-on learning experiences. The Science Teacher will also collaborate frequently with the JK-12 science and technology teachers, the Director of Environmental Sustainability, and the other Lower School specials teachers and classroom teachers. Members of the SSSAS faculty and staff are required to exercise professional judgment and responsibility in keeping with the expectations of the school.
Using the Responsive Classroom approach, provide a structured, encouraging, and collaborative classroom environment where deep curiosity and creativity is fostered among students.
Teach science process, content, and skills in self-contained science classroom, the outdoor classroom and other spaces around the campus, and on field trips.
Use a variety of best curricular approaches, instructional, and assessment methods inspired by Next Generation Science Standards and STEAM principles.
Develop an intellectually challenging and creative science program with developmentally appropriate research-based practices.
Implement an academically strong, inquiry-based and differentiated science curriculum.
Develop lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the Lower School science curriculum.
Incorporates multi-media technology in instruction.
Plan, implement, and evaluate developmentally appropriate learning activities that complement grade-level curricula and support plans for development of integrated content between classroom and specials curricula.
Utilize the natural world as inspiration for scientific inquiry and forward and expand opportunities for a rich outdoor education strand of the science curriculum.
Develop familiarity with each student's individual strengths, affinities, and challenges.
Evaluate each student's progress meeting the course standards in science knowledge and skills as well as social growth of students.
Keep appropriate records and prepare report card summaries and comments.
Communicate student concerns with classroom teachers, parents, and administrators.
Work closely with the chair of the science department and JK-12 science department faculty, most specifically the 3-5 Lower School Science teacher.
Demonstrate flexibility with regard to scheduling and student instruction.
Participate in school-wide curriculum mapping process and content integration work.
Share expertise, recent professional development, and current research in the respective field with colleagues and community.
Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (carpool, playground, field trips, etc.) to providing a safe and positive learning environment.
Respond promptly to communication from colleagues.
Attend and participate in faculty meetings, interdisciplinary collaborations, and meetings of any committees joined.
Perform all other duties, as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Science Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or another relevant field; advanced degrees are strongly encouraged; state certification is not required.
A minimum of three years full-time teaching experience teaching early elementary students.
A strong commitment to educating a diverse student body within a caring and creative environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong references who confirm the applicant's ability to exercise sound professional judgment.
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OUR MISSION: To help our students succeed in a complex and changing world, we seek to inspire a passion for learning, an enthusiasm for athletic and artistic endeavor, a striving for excellence, a celebration of diversity and a commitment to service. Our mission is to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community.
Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, a JK-12 Episcopal School, educates the whole child by tending to the academic, social, physical, and spiritual needs of each of our students. Named as the 2nd best workplace in Washington, D.C. by the Washington Post, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes is a positive and collegial community with a commitment to our mission to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. SSSAS combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics and service learning for our students. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating an inclusive community which values diversity and multiculturalism, and we seek candidates w...ho have this same commitment. The diverse student body is 27% students of color, and 21% of our students receive financial aid to create a socioeconomically diverse community.
Our culture promotes lifelong learning, and our faculty have a wealth of opportunities available to them to continue expanding their knowledge of both their disciplines and the field of education. Summer study grants, a 6-week multicultural seminar for new faculty, support for graduate studies, and conferences and workshops are just a few of the ways in which we support and encourage our teachers to continue to grow and learn.