The Kew-Forest School, a preschool through 12th grade, co-educational day school founded in 1918 in Forest Hills, NY, seeks an experienced Middle School Science teacher. Kew-Forest is proud to enroll an astonishingly diverse student body, including approximately nine percent of whom are international students. The Kew-Forest School seeks to promote diversity in its hiring process and is committed to building an inclusive community and culturally diverse faculty to work with our students and families. Middle School students study Life and Physical Sciences while learning the core processes and skills of science, including measuring and collecting data, presenting data in tables and graphs, writing formal lab reports, and learning scientific language as part of their required introduction to the sciences. The Middle School Science teacher will work with a range of student learners across multiple grades and preference will be given to candidates with strong Middle School experience.
The ideal candidate will have or be:
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a science field
Three or more years of Middle School Science teaching experience (independent schools preferred)
Experience or interest in teaching math as well is preferred
A love of Middle School students
A dynamic instructor who can reach, teach, and differentiate instruction as needed for a range of middle school learners
Active as an educational professional in the realms of Middle School Science
Familiarity with a range of textbooks that can be effectively used with a range of learners
Familiarity with the Next Generation Science Standards for Middle School Science
Ability to create an inquiry-based classroom environment where students' ideas are central and content knowledge and skills are deepened through compelling questions and projects
Experience creating laboratory and data analysis experiences
Ability to effectively integrate technology in the classroom
Ability to develop hands-on field trips around Long Island and the New York City boroughs
Familiarity and comfort working with a globally diverse group of parents, students, and colleagues
Strong written and oral communication to effectively communicate with students, parents, and colleagues
A collaborative instinct to facilitate working with other Middle and Upper School Science teachers to assure coherence and consistency from grade to grade
Demonstrated commitment to professional development and lifelong learning
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for two or three professional references to Tiffany D. Trotter, Head of Middle and Upper School, at email@example.com, and include “Middle School Science Teacher” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls please.
To learn more about The Kew-Forest School, please visit our website: www.kewforest.org.
The Kew-Forest School is an intimate early childhood through 12th grade learning community that is small by design, inclusive, and globally representative. Kew-Forest provides a safe, nurturing, and intellectually vigorous environment that inspires every student to explore and expand creative interests, to apply courageous and innovative thinking, and to become an ethical contributor to ever-widening communities. Kew-Forest students develop the skills necessary for pursuing higher education and for acquiring the essential competencies of a responsible citizen.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY
The Kew-Forest School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
About The Kew-Forest School
The Kew-Forest School was founded in its current location in 1918 by Louis D. Marriott and Guy Hinman Catlin. Their objective was to establish “a country day school which has modern equipment, high standards of scholarship and discipline, and a sincere spirit of service.” Kew-Forest opened its doors to neighborhood residents and currently has students from Forest Hills and 40 other communities in Queens, as well as areas of Brooklyn, Long Island, Bronx and Manhattan. Today, the Kew-Forest student body is one of the most diverse and international to be found at any independent school in the country. Kew-Forest students have varied cultural, racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds and a majority are multilingual. The current school building, anchored by the original brick building of Georgian architecture, includes lower and upper school wings, a gymnasium/auditorium, a library wing, and a laboratory building on two acres of land. Kew-Forest is in close proximity to public transportation.
The Kew-Forest School is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the New York State Department ...of Education. The School is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), and the Guild of Independent Schools of New York (GISNY).
MISSION The Kew-Forest School is an intimate early childhood through 12th grade learning community that is small by design, inclusive, and globally representative. Kew-Forest provides a safe, nurturing, and intellectually vigorous environment that inspires every student to explore and expand creative interests, to apply courageous and innovative thinking, and to become an ethical contributor to ever-widening communities. Kew-Forest students develop the skills necessary for pursuing higher education and for acquiring the essential competencies of a responsible citizen.