Allendale Columbia School is a diverse, co-educational, independent school serving over 385 students in grades nursery through 12. We are seeking a full-time, experienced, and dynamic educator who is passionate about STEM and has a desire to develop a STEM program that meets the needs of all learners in Kindergarten through Grade 5.
The STEM Coach position was created to lead the planning, development, and execution of the Lower School’s newly re-imagined STEM program. In addition, responsibilities include assisting classroom teachers and other instructional staff to develop strategies, skills, tools, techniques, and the capacity to effectively teach science, technology, engineering, and math to all students in grades K-5.
Implementation of Allendale Columbia’s vision for STEM education, program, and curriculum materials as well as the technology and facilities
Collaboration with the Academic Leadership Team to integrate and align the Lower School STEM program with other Divisions at Allendale Columbia
Designing an innovative, modular, flexible learning space that engages students and teachers and functions as a hub for STEM school-wide
Developing, implementing, and evaluating curricular resources for the STEM Program (including essential curriculum, assessments, technology integration, and resources to support all learners)
Demonstrating agency by engaging with current developments in the areas of curriculum, pedagogy, and theory related to science and technology instruction
Planing and coordinating programs that actively engage parents, the community, and school partners
Designing and implementing technology curriculum for K-5 classrooms in collaboration with technology support staff and academic leadership
Working cooperatively to provide services to Lower School teachers such as: coaching and supporting teachers through demonstration lessons, consulting and planning, assisting school staff in meeting the needs of diverse learners through a variety of professional development opportunities
Coaching of staff on science program components and assistance with professional development plans
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree required
Additional post-graduate experience in STEM preferred
A minimum of two years teaching experience working with students in grades K-8
Have a true interest and competency with building, tinkering, and using the tools of STEM
Team player willing to try innovative and creative ways to bring excitement to the AC Invent Center for STEM and Innovation
About Allendale Columbia School
Now well into its second century, Allendale Columbia is a leading independent co-ed college prep school for students in nursery through grade 12. Here, learning goes far beyond books and tests. We have the freedom to dig deeper so students can question more, discuss, debate, and question again. As a result, our students develop critical thinking skills and become effective problem solvers. Our faculty members use their independence and experience to connect knowledge to real life so our students can make more sense of the world–and their place in it. It all adds up to a different school of thought: high expectations and relevant experiences that prepare students to succeed in a global community. Visit the school’s 33-acre campus at 519 Allens Creek Road in Rochester, New York or website at www.AllendaleColumbia.org.