St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Ridgeland, MS seeks a dynamic, innovative educator to help us as we fulfill Our Vision for the Future:
“In 2021 St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a beacon of educational innovation, inclusivity, and wellness, empowering generations of Saints to impact the world.”
The Upper School science teacher will be responsible for fostering a dynamic and creative learning environment that engages students in the AP biology and anatomy and physiology curriculum and concepts through student-centered, differentiated learning. This individual will successfully utilize a variety of teaching methods to meet the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
Preparing engaging, age appropriate lessons that reflect extensive knowledge of the curriculum and student development and abilities.
Integrating meaningful and effective technology in the classroom.
Participating in the continuing development of an inquiry-based biology and anatomy and physiology curriculum that prepares students to be critical, independent thinkers.
Demonstrating strong classroom management.
Meeting deadlines for reporting grades.
Monitoring students’ progress, strengths, and weaknesses, and communicating these when necessary to parents/guardians and administrators.
Preparing substantive parent-teacher conference reports and written documentation on student progress.
Collaborating with colleagues across the upper school as well as the science department.
Assisting with the INSTAR Scholars program (independent science research.)
Serving as an advisor to a group of upper school students.
Attending and contributing to full, divisional, departmental, and team faculty meetings.
Taking an active role in professional activities and attending relevant professional meetings and conferences.
Staying abreast of the latest advances in science education.
The ideal candidate will be a collaborator, innovator, and facilitator as well as possess the following qualifications:
Master’s degree in biology, science, or science education
A minimum of three to five years of teaching experience in an independent school with a proven track record of instruction in student-centered learning and other innovative educational practices
Interest in microbial and molecular biology preferred
Extensive knowledge of biology and anatomy and physiology and pedagogy
Knowledge of and experience with project-based learning
Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain effective, professional relationships with students, faculty, administrators, and parents/guardians
Strong classroom management
About St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a vibrant community dedicated to living out our mission of nurturing a diverse community in the Episcopal tradition, fostering spiritual growth, moral responsibility, academic excellence, and artistic and athletic pursuits, while preparing for a life of service to our community and the world. We are an independent, coeducational, preparatory day school serving nearly 1100 students in prekindergarten through twelfth grade. St. Andrew’s is a close-knit community of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and families of many faiths, cultures, and races and economic backgrounds. Founded in 1947, the school occupies two campuses in the Jackson, MS metro area. The South Campus houses the Lower School (pre-kindergarten through grade 4) in Jackson, and the North Campus houses the Middle School (grades 5 through 8) and Upper School (grades 9 through 12) in Ridgeland.