The Potomac School seeks a part-time Upper School Chemistry Teacher to fill a long-term maternity leave for the start of the 2019-2020 school year, from late August through mid-November. This position reports to the Head of the Upper School and is responsible for teaching two classes of Chemistry.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach assigned curriculum, correct assignments, administer tests, evaluate students’ progress, inform parents of progress.
Keep attendance records; maintain discipline in classroom.
Participate in faculty and professional meetings and teacher training workshops as appropriate.
A minimum of two years’ of science teaching experience, preferably at the Upper School level.
Strong knowledge in the related field.
Ability to communicate, motivate and understand the students’ educational and emotional needs.
Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with other teachers, support staff, parents and members of the community.
Ability to recognize and respond to individual and cultural differences in students and utilize a variety of teaching methods to support student learning.
In striving to fulfill its mission, The Potomac School seeks many different voices, viewpoints, and backgrounds. We recognize that differences are a source of strength, and we know that everyone is enriched when each person's contributions and perspectives are valued.
About The Potomac School
The Potomac School is an independent K-12 day school located in McLean, Va. While we are a K-12 school, we are more accurately described as a K through lifetime experience. We nurture the development of our students as unique individuals and as contributing members of a vibrant learning community.
Our school comprises four distinct yet interconnected divisions, joined through a shared mission, integrated curriculum, and deeply rooted communal ties. We enjoy the beauty and natural resources of our 90-acre campus, our athletic fields, woods, streams, and ponds providing a rare and wonderful setting for each student's educational journey.
Mission: At The Potomac School, we believe that intellectual development, love of learning, and strength of character are complementary, and equally essential, educational goals. With a firm commitment to our core values and a rigorous academic program, we prepare students to lead lives of purpose, achievement, and generosity of spirit.