Poly Prep seeks applicants for the position of Middle School Science Teacher (Physical Science). The position requires a passion for teaching and learning; enthusiasm for working with students, families and colleagues; flexibility and a sense of humor. Qualified applicants will have a strong understanding of current trends in science education; a modern approach to science instruction and assessment; excellent content knowledge; a commitment to professional learning; and proven success in working in a collaborative environment.
Poly Prep is a community dedicated to providing a diverse, just and equitable education for all of our students. We seek an individual who is committed to promoting these values, and whose personal integrity and collegiality will enrich a high-achieving department.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Four sections, to include 7th and 8th grade physical science classes
Eagerness to work with students on an individual basis, as need be
Commitment to innovative instructional and assessment practices
Ability to keep accurate grades, effectively and supportively communicate with students and families, and provide written and oral feedback on student progress consistently throughout the school year
Assume advisory role for 7-10 students
Advise a club or activity
Demonstrate energetic commitment to professional development, including collaborative work for planning and alignment
Attend and contribute to meetings during and after the school day, including but not limited to departmental, committee, divisional and grade-level meetings
Attend community events throughout the school year
Bachelor’s degree in science required
3 years of teaching experience in middle school science is preferred
Working knowledge of Next Generation Science Standards and current pedagogical trends in science education
Experience in teaching science via inquiry-based approaches
Poly Prep strives to be an equitable, just, and diverse community, one proud of and deeply committed to empowering students to discover who they are and what they want to be. In keeping with the country day school philosophy, we seek community members who will share a passion for learning in and out of the classroom. Every educator at Poly Prep aspires to uphold our mission “to support and inspire the next diverse generation of leaders and global citizens to act with intelligence, imagination and--above all--character.”
We offer a supportive environment, with a full benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a generous match on our 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability, flexible spending account, pre-tax commute benefit, and free lunch).
How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and current resume detailing their interest in the position and specific evidence of their qualifications to Todd Samet, Chair of Science Department at email@example.com
About Poly Prep Country Day School
Brooklyn, New York
Nursery through Grade 12 Co-Ed Independent School. Founded in 1854