JOB SUMMARY: The Upper School Science teacher provides instructional strategies and skills that will enable students to master the skills which foster best practices in science education, with a knowledge base and passion for teaching students.
Plan and implement an enriched, challenging and developmentally appropriate science curriculum in collaboration with a Science Co-Teacher
Utilize best instructional practices, methods, materials, and technology
Incorporate appropriate technology to the teaching of science and to the organization of professional responsibilities
Evaluate student work, both formative and summative assessments, benchmarks and other assessments to guide instructional planning and promote student success
Exercise excellent writing skills to produce detailed narratives regarding student progress to parents and secondary schools
Hold students to high standards, allowing for differentiation among learning styles
Demonstrate a repertoire of effective and engaging instructional strategies that meet the needs of all students
Provide a positive and safe environment for students physically and emotionally that reflects effective classroom management strategies
Relate to and communicate well with students, parents, administration, and staff
Communicate on a regular basis with Co-Teacher to discuss student progress
Model professional and ethical standards and 5C’s behavior when interacting with students, parents, and colleagues
Attends all classroom, grade level, curricular and faculty meetings
Seek knowledge of current instructional theories and best practices and demonstrate a commitment to professional growth by participating in Professional Development opportunities
Participates in the overall care of students through duties such as morning carpool check-in, recess supervision, and afternoon checkout
Other duties as assigned
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees so classified.
To apply for this teaching position, please email a cover letter and resume to Cheryl Alcaraz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE and QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree in Science, education, or related field
Master’s Degree or Credential in Science or education preferred
Minimum of 2-3 years of classroom teaching experience, preferably in an independent school setting
Strong Understanding of Next Generation Science Standards
Strong understanding of Independent school methods and ability to effectively integrate best practices
Strong understanding of academic, social, and emotional development of children
Strong understanding and use of multiple forms of assessment to inform and drive instruction
Technology literate and comfortable with acquiring new technology skills
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
Strong organization and time-management skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
About The John Thomas Dye School
The John Thomas Dye School, an independent school, provides for its students a program of academic excellence, one both traditional and dynamic, with a commitment to family and community. The school encourages its students to reach their highest individual potential intellectually, artistically and physically; it nurtures their emotional, moral and social development; and it prepares them to meet the challenges of a diverse and competitive world.