The Foote School, an independent K-9 co-ed day school, seeks an experienced science teacher to join its middle school faculty in the fall of 2019. Serving 475 students in kindergarten through ninth grades, Foote aims to endow students with timeless values while providing the thoughtful experiences that will prepare them to learn, lead, and grow in the 21st century.
Foote is known for its strong science program, which is built upon a shared philosophy of discovery through inquiry and a commitment to learning by doing. Middle school science classes are taught in the school’s Jonathan Milikowsky Science and Technology Building, whose science classrooms were purpose-built to meet the needs of this hands-on curriculum.
The project-based seventh grade science course at Foote focuses on energy and how its transformations shape the world in many ways. Hands-on instruction helps students learn about motion, electricity, weather, and astronomy, and spring units on robotics and rocketry have provided great excitement in recent years. The teacher who fills this role will teach four sections of this course and also serve as an advisor to a group of 7 to 9 seventh grade students.
The successful candidate will be a nurturing, flexible person who has a passion for science and who understands the developmental and cognitive needs of children in the middle school years. He or she should be able to communicate effectively with students, parents and peers and to employ a variety of instructional techniques to engage young learners.
We are deeply committed to diversity and an inclusive curriculum and community. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, nationalities, and beliefs. We seek candidates who have a clear interest in being part of a community that challenges prejudice and is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Bachelor’s degree in physical sciences or a related educational field
Experience in hands-on, project-based laboratory and classroom instruction
Experience in teaching students ages 11 through 15
An appreciation for independent school education and for the developmental needs of middle school students
Experience using technology to enhance instruction
A willingness to collaborate with others and to contribute to the school community
A commitment to professional growth and innovative thinking
A coeducational school for students in Kindergarten - Grade 9 that reflects its motto, "Gladly will I learn and gladly teach" throughout its strong and varied curriculum. Seventeen-acre campus near downtown New Haven and Yale University.