MICDS has a rich and distinctive history spanning more than 150 years. A leader in independent education, MICDS is a college-prep, coeducational school for grades JK-12. Our mission is to help students discover their unique talents, preparing them for higher education and a life of purpose and service as engaged citizens in our ever-changing world.
MICDS offers employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits plan, including a generous 403(b) retirement plan where the School contributes 8% of salary with an employee’s 3% contribution; medical, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts and long term care insurance; life insurance and short-term and long-term disability insurances; tuition benefit; paid leaves; access to a fitness center; and free lunch.
This is a full-time science teacher position in our Lower School which includes Junior Kindergarten through 4th grades. Science is taught to all grade levels through a specialist class model. Our teachers bring a collaborative nature and a student-centered approach to their classroom, as well as a commitment to meeting the needs of a diverse group of learners. Our school community encourages ongoing professional growth and strong interest in implementing new curriculum and pedagogies aligned with highly effective teaching practices. Preference is given to candidates with a bachelor’s degree in science or elementary education with an emphasis in science, masters preferred, and at least three years of teaching experience with elementary aged children. Experience with advanced instructional technologies or the willingness to effectively integrate technology in the curriculum is essential. This position also includes community responsibilities such as supervisory duties, facilitating grade-level culminating experiences, and/or club sponsorship.
Plan and lead a balanced program of classroom instruction and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and ex
Develop, document and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum that includes integration and scaffolding of content, concepts, and skills outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards.
Order supplies, prepare and organize materials and classroom for class activities.
Adapt/differentiate teaching methods and instructional materials to meet a diverse community of students’ varying needs and interests.
Instruct and nurture children in the development of their social-emotional, behavioral, and self-management competencies within the framework of the School’s mission and honor code.
Assess in-class work and assignments in order to evaluate students’ progress; write formal progress reports to parents, and communicate student progress through the reporting system and conferences.
Collaborate with the curriculum coordinators, learning specialist/counselor, other teachers, and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of lower school programs and
Team with grade-level, divisional, and departmental colleagues to create a consistent continuum of student learning and experiences.
Attend faculty meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops, as well as stay current with professional readings and research in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
Serve on divisional and school-wide curriculum and program committees.
Contribute to other projects and responsibilities which may be added at the School’s discretion.
Coordinate the 4th-grade overnight experience at the Dana Brown Overnight Center.
From September-December, coach a 4th-grade after-school robotics team.
Job Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Science Education; Master’s preferred.
Three or more years of experience teaching elementary-aged children, and significant prior experience teaching in a school setting.
Passion and patience for working with children at their developmental levels as well as a deep understanding of age-appropriate and current teaching methodologies for children.
Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with other faculty, staff, parents, and members of the community.
Experience with a range of administrative uses for technology and a creative approach to integrating technology as an essential tool in student learning.
About Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School
Founded in 1859, MICDS is a nonprofit, independent, preparatory school offering non-sectarian education to qualified students regardless of national origin, race or religion. MICDS consists of the Ronald S. Beasley Lower School, for grades Junior Kindergarten-4; Middle School, offering a coordinate model of single-gender education in the core curricular classes, for students in grades 5-8; and the Upper School for grades 9-12. MICDS is recognized as one of the nation's leaders in independent education.