The Chapin School seeks a Lower School Science Associate Teacher.
Our science associate teacher program is an informal apprenticeship that offers early career teachers, career changers, current Master’s degree candidates and recent Master’s program graduates the opportunity to learn under a seasoned head science teacher and gain hands-on experience in the classroom.
The Associate Science Teacher works closely with the Head Science Teacher to create a rich and warm learning community for our students. Duties include planning and conducting small group or whole class lessons, assessing and documenting students’ needs, and supporting the Head Teacher in the daily maintenance of the classroom. Associate Teachers are regarded as teachers-in-training whose role grows as they gain experience and knowledge. Associate Teachers will receive support, coaching and in-house professional development as part of their program at Chapin.
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to education and a passion for working with young children. A flexible attitude, willingness to learn, punctuality, and a sense of humor are essential.
Associate Science Teachers remain at Chapin for a minimum of two years. A Bachelor’s degree is required along with a strong interest and/or background in Science.
Collaborate with the Head Teacher to design age-appropriate, inquiry-based lessons using the latest in science and technology
Support students as they conduct scientific investigations
Promote and encourage excitement about the wonders of the natural world
Cooperate with the Head Teacher to implement classroom management strategies
Differentiate instruction to support group and individual learning across different grade levels, and provide extra support and enrichment as needed
Track and assess student progress by communicating with classroom teachers as needed
Prepare the classroom in advance for laboratory activities and maintain the Lower School Science Lab
Commitment to sustainability education
Willingness to care for a variety of animals and plants
About The Chapin School
The Chapin School is dedicated to empowering a diverse, ambitious and resolute community of young women to thrive and lead in their world. Guided by our motto, Fortiter et Recte, Chapin considers bravery, compassion, service and respect for self and others to be fundamental values. We believe that equity, inclusion and collaboration are critical to personal growth. By advancing and deepening each student’s agency, confidence and resilience within an affirming and joyful learning environment, Chapin strives to ensure that each student is emboldened to pursue distinction as a leader and contributing citizen.
The Chapin School, founded in 1901, is an independent, all-girls day school in New York City currently serving 802 students K–12.
Chapin’s signature Focus Forward strategic plan, which guided our work for more than a decade, intensified Chapin’s historic commitment to offering the most challenging academic curriculum while also teaching the social, emotional and other skills that will set the stage for its students’ success in this century. Chapin’s institutional priorities continue to be imbued with the spirit of Focus Forward. We have fine-tuned our... articulation of the School’s purpose as we approach the third decade of the 21st century. A forward-focused learning community whose symbol is a wheel will never cease to strive toward achieving its vision of cultivating in girls the skills and attributes that will allow them to be brave for themselves and for others.
UNDER ONE ROOF
Chapin’s single building provides a unified learning environment under one roof for all students, the 128 faculty members who teach them and the 85 staff members who support all other aspects of school life. An ambitious construction project to be completed in 2020 will feature an entire floor dedicated to the arts and a gymnasium with suspended running track—all with spectacular views of our urban location. The Hayot Center for Innovation, to open in 2020, will provide our entire learning community the opportunity to extend our commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry-based investigations and explorations, deepening students’ interests through experimentation, invention and the development of out-of-the-box solutions to complex issues.
Our vibrant, inspiring and welcoming new spaces will further our commitment to a forward- focused learning environment that enables all students to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century to the best of their abilities. With these exciting new spaces as a canvas, we renew our pledge to develop curriculum and pedagogy that reflect current research and best practices, always placing each student at the center of her own learning.