St. Mary’s Ryken is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory school community operated under the Xaverian Brothers’ sponsorship. We are dedicated to academic excellence and individualized student growth. St. Mary’s Ryken has a student population of 700, with an exceptionally high rate of graduates attending colleges and universities. Located in the heart of Leonardtown, Maryland, St. Mary’s Ryken is situated on 87-acres of beautiful Breton Bay waterfront. Our college-like campus setting with 7 buildings, stadium, health and wellness center and chapel, promotes maturity and independence and prepares students for life after high school.
St. Mary’s Ryken seeks is a Science teacher for students in grades 9-12 specifically for Chemistry courses. This is a full-time teaching position. As a 1:1 iPad School, the Science department has the ability to not only perform physical lab techniques, but also simulate labs as well. Having the ability to perform simulations gives students the necessary practice to ensure mastery of the material. SMR offers exciting STEM pathways including Engineering, Biomedical Science, and Computer Science. Along with academically driven students, these offerings help make the SMR Science Department a rewarding and enriching place to call home
Our Administration is genuinely supportive of the science curriculum. The new STEM lab, along with the recent addition of the Project Lead the Way Program, demonstrates the on-going commitment to science education.
There are no district-driven lesson plans, tests, and rubrics. Instead, teachers have the flexibility to plan a course that meets the needs of the students in the class and they have the independence to incorporate their own teaching style. The Science department has many curriculum resources for our teachers and we work as a collaborative team to support each other.
School Community and Mission
Teaching at St. Mary’s Ryken means you are part of a school community that is committed to high standards and students’ long-term success. Teachers participate collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the general well-being of the St. Mary’s Ryken and the school community in a manner that supports and promotes the mission of the school.
Outside of the Classroom
The teacher will join a vibrant, experienced faculty. The teacher will be expected to be actively involved in the school’s full program which involves advising, sponsoring clubs, chaperoning field trips, being on faculty committees and attending school events.
St. Mary’s Ryken is committed to staying on the cutting edge of technology and using technology to enhance teaching and learning. To prepare students to take their place in a world that is increasingly global and continually changing, St. Mary’s Ryken utilizes a 1:1 iPad program, a student, faculty and parent portal, and a 100-percent Wi-Fi-enabled campus.
Generous 403 B retirement plan
Term Life Insurance (100% employer paid)
Long Term Disability (100% employer paid)
Medical and Dental insurance (50% employer paid)
Worker’s compensation insurance
Tuition Assistance for Dependents of full-time employees
10 days annual leave for the first ten years, then 15 days annual leave
12 days of annual sick leave per year
2 personal days per year
Tuition Remission for 50% of graduate coursework. Zero interest loans for the remaining cost.
Coach one of 17 different sports
Be a summer camp counselor as part of the SMR summer camp program
Receive a 50% discount off of SMR summer camps
Practice your Catholic faith at work
Supportive, work environment on a beautiful waterfront campus
A Master’s degree in Science or Science Instruction is preferred but not required.
Experience teaching chemistry or a chemistry background is strong preferred.
Likewise, teaching experience in the area of Science is preferred but other experiences and educational qualifications will be considered. At minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in the expected content area is required of all SMR teachers.
Of utmost importance is the ability to establish a rigorous yet engaging classroom atmosphere with the expectation that all students are being prepared for continued study after high school.
Technology skills that correlate to teaching in a 1:1 environment are highly valued; however, training is available for teachers who bring other strengths and experiences to the position but may not yet have had the opportunity to build a repertoire of technology-integration skills.
Other valuable attributes include, but are not limited to: strong organizational and interpersonal skills; knowledge of current trends in national Science standards; proven ability in critical thinking, analysis and writing instruction.
Maryland teacher certification (or the ability to attain certification in three years) is highly encouraged.
About St. Mary's Ryken High School
St. Mary’s Ryken is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory school community operated under the Xaverian Brothers’ sponsorship. We are dedicated to academic excellence and individualized student growth. St. Mary’s Ryken has a student population of 700, with an exceptionally high rate of graduates attending colleges and universities. Our school is located in the heart of Leonardtown, Maryland and is situated on eighty-seven acres of beautiful Breton Bay waterfront. SMR is a proven and respected leader in the integration of technology and instruction and is in its fifth year of a one-to-one student iPad program.