The ideal candidate, a grade 5–8 teacher who is also an advisor and homeroom teacher, will be able to facilitate clubs, activities, and other extracurricular opportunities for students.
Teaches science courses to students in grades 5–8.
Advises nine to fourteen students, provides academic and emotional support and communicates regularly with parents and guardians of advisees.
Collaborates with co-teachers teaching the same course to develop daily lesson plans and curricular materials, guided by the MS Science curriculum maps.
Prepares course objectives and outlines the course of study following curriculum guidelines and any school requirements as mentioned in the mission statement.
Designs learning experiences that foster 21st century STEM learning skills in students.
Integrates technology as an essential and regular component of student learning experiences.
Prepares, administers, corrects, and records assessment results in a regular and timely manner.
Differentiates instruction to meet the needs of students.
Provides students with a variety of formats by which they can demonstrate skill mastery.
Provides timely and regular feedback on students’ progress toward skill mastery.
Creates a warm, welcoming, and inclusive classroom community and personally demonstrates cultural competency.
Maintains order and enforces school policies in the classroom and throughout common areas of the campus.
Counsels pupils when adjustment and academic problems arise.
Discusses pupils’ academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements with parents and school administrators.
Keeps daily attendance and records of students’ progress.
May coordinate field trips.
Participates in weekly community and school service programs, weekly activities program, and weekly diversity program.
Writes academic comments twice per year for all students.
Collaborates within the Science Department and with all departments and offices as required or requested.
Attends work and arrives/departs work at the appropriate times as determined by the immediate supervisor.
Assumes other reasonable and equitable job-related duties assigned by the immediate supervisor, some of which occur on weekends and evenings, including Science Department initiatives like participating in the Philadelphia Science Festival, science competitions, etc.
Attends professional development programs each year.
Participates in the coordination of multi-night overnight field trips and chaperones overnight field trips up as part of the Outdoor Education program.
Attends weekly grade-level team meetings, faculty meetings, open houses, conferences, and events as required.
Performs additional faculty duties as assigned, such as substitute teaching and recess monitoring as required.
Bachelor’s degree in a science field (not science education); a master’s degree or working towards a master’s degree preferred.
At least two years of teaching experience in middle school science.
Strong background in the Life, Earth, Physical, and/or Environmental Sciences.
Enthusiasm for and effective use of technology in the classroom.
A clear interest in, knowledge of, and ability to work with middle school students.
Self-confidence with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of diverse backgrounds of community members with a continuous focus on healthy relationship building.
Demonstrated deep understanding of cultural competency skills and enthusiasm for issues of diversity, inclusivity, and multiculturalism.
Capable of performing multiple tasks while working on multiple projects simultaneously under “deadline” situations.
Ability to apply common-sense understanding and to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form; ability to ascertain which people may need immediate assistance and to act accordingly.
Working knowledge of personal computer skills with experience in the use of such programs as Word, Excel, and e-mail. Must have a working knowledge of 21st-century technologies, like SMART Boards, class websites and management tools, presentation tools, etc.
Ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment.
Interested candidates, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
SCH Academy is an inclusive community on a mission to inspire unbounded curiosity and independent thought in every one of our students. In a unique educational environment that extends well beyond campus, we nurture students’ knowledge of themselves and the world, expanding their full academic and personal potential while preparing them to lead lives characterized by thoughtfulness, integrity, and a quest to effect positive change.