Girls Preparatory School (GPS) was founded in 1906 to provide girls with the necessary courses to pursue a college education. GPS has proudly graduated almost 6,000 young women. Currently, 130 faculty and staff serve about 575 girls in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum that includes a full complement of humanities, arts, and STEM courses and cocurricular programs of leadership development, athletics, and community engagement.
GPS is committed to growing a nationally recognized secondary STEM program that prepares all students with the basic knowledge and skills in science, technology, engineering, and math to enable each girl to be prepared to live a productive life in a technologically connected global society. Our Middle School computer science program should expose girls to programming structures and engineering principles to emphasize research, teamwork, digital organization, creativity, and problem-solving skills. Additionally, girls will become proficient in computational thinking, algorithm development, logic, and program design.
The candidate for this position will be expected to design and maintain a class environment favorable to girls’ academic and personal growth and to establish effective rapport with students while maintaining proper classroom management. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about teaching girls at various grade levels and adjusting classroom management skills accordingly. The teacher will work within a team setting of shared ideas and constructive feedback in a collaborative manner. Daily instructional plans should demonstrate knowledge of best practices in differentiated instruction and implement of 21st-century pedagogical approaches, encouraging student-led inquiry and creative critical thinking.
Plan, develop, and execute lessons that reflect the computer sciences curriculum;
Adapt computer science course curriculum for individual or small group instruction to meet the needs of identified students or subgroups of students;
Evaluate student progress and develop a path for all students to meet course standards in knowledge and skills;
Employ a variety of instructional and assessment strategies, including, but not limited to, direct instruction, guided practice, and inquiry-based learning activities to facilitate knowledge and skill development;
Keep informed of current research on teaching and learning in computer science and leverage the multitude of online resources available to create an enriching and diverse program;
Establish and maintain standards of student behavior according to school policies;
Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students;
Attend and participate in departmental and conference meetings and other required activities;
Implement and maintain a standard of performance consistent with GPS’s goals of academic excellence;
Serve as an advisor within the school’s advisory program;
Cosponsor or sponsor a club or school activity;
Know and follow school procedures and regulations; and
Perform other related duties as directed by the Head of School or division heads.
Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate work in computer science, engineering, information technology, or a related field;
MA or MEd is highly desirable;
A minimum of three to five years of teaching experience is required. Experience teaching computer science or engineering is preferred;
Experience with robotics, coding, and artificial/augmented intelligence is desirable;
Understanding of and commitment to the instructional and educational practices that support, guide, and inspire girls and young women to identify their strengths;
Demonstrated commitment to building cultural competencies and empowering students to engage across differences;
Excellent planning and organizational skills;
Outstanding and varied written and verbal communication skills; and
Collegiality and eagerness to collaborate with fellow faculty members in a cross-disciplinary fashion.
It is the School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, or disability or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. It is the intent and resolve of the School to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
All employees are responsible for complying with the School's equal employment opportunity policy.
Interested and qualified candidates, please click here to apply.