Founded in 1867, Lyndon Institute is dedicated to providing a unique educational experience for our students that leads to a lifetime of learning and good citizenship. We are an independent and comprehensive high school for grades 9 – 12, offering a 150-course curriculum specializing in core and honors academics, fine and performing arts, and technical and career programs.
Lyndon Institute is currently seeking a full-time Science Teacher for our 2020 school year.
It is the responsibility of the teacher to:
commit to professional growth, learning new skills as pedagogy dictates, and renewal on an ongoing basis, via workshop attendance, visiting of others’ classes and schools, etc. and participating in school sponsored workshops as offered and/or required.
set guidelines to promote a positive self-image in each child
respect the rights and dignity of each child
provide a stimulating learning environment for each child
exhibit enthusiasm for the topics s/he teaches
collaborate as a team player with teaching colleagues and administrators
partner with parents, communicating effectively and frequently with them
market the school by a willingness to showcase her/his teaching and to communicate with prospective families
be an engaged member of the Lyndon Institute community, showing support and involvement in student activities outside of the classroom
model behavior that reflects Lyndon Institute’ Mission Statement
The teacher will:
work up to 180 student days (per published calendar) and up to an additional 6 professional development days (as determined by the Head of School) each year
arrive at the school no later than 7:30 a.m. and stay until 3:00 p.m. or beyond to ensure all duties are completed for the day, including being available daily for student help. (If all of a teacher’s job cannot be done within the classroom hours, one should expect to spend time outside the classroom planning and organizing curriculum.) Part Time faculty should follow the FTE status within the employment agreement.
in the case of an emergency or sudden illness, notify the Substitute Coordinator per the process outlined in the Employee Manual.
attend all faculty meetings throughout the year (these may begin before 7:30 a.m. or end after 3:00 p.m.)
participate in special education teams, IEP and/or 504 meetings to meet the needs of the students
attend all required school events
use instructional time effectively, focusing full attention on the students
be available to students and parents after hours, as needed (and within reasonable personal limitations)
The teacher will:
accept responsibility for a safe and clean environment within the classroom
communicate concerns with maintenance and custodial staff as needed to ensure that all common areas are clean and free from safety hazards
engage in communication with students that is appropriate and guided by the mission statement of Lyndon Institute
create lesson plans that are aligned to appropriate standards and expectations
manage classroom behavior, enforce policies and rules set forth in the Student Handbook. Make appropriate referrals to Campus Life for behavioral issues.
create a substitute folder (with all required documents) and keep it on file in Campus Life
complete mandatory reporter, CPR, first aid and sexual misconduct training, as required
inform the Assistant Head for Curriculum & Instruction of the progress of students and concerns about students, make appropriate referrals to other student support resources available on campus
keep daily attendance and developmental records
Additional duties, as needed
Candidates interested in any available position at Lyndon Institute should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three current letters of recommendation to:
Qualified applicants should possess a BS or Master's degree in Science and have multiple years of teaching experience in a high school setting. Specific content knowledge and teaching experience in Physics at an array of grade levels from Freshman to college prep. Experience and willingness to facilitate interactive and engaging exploratory lab experiences is a critical element of this position. Familiarity with and use of Next Generation Science Standards and proficiency-based assessments is expected. While licensure is a strength, it is not required at an independent educational institution.
About Lyndon Institute
Lyndon Institute is a comprehensive, independent high school providing thoughtful and rigorous preparation for students of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and beyond to reach their intellectual, creative, and physical potential. One of the remaining "town academies", our student population consists of local day students, as well as our residential program which includes both domestic and international boarding students.