Scattergood Friends School and Farm seeks an energetic high school Biology teacher interested in leading the school’s life sciences program on its unique campus with 126 acres of organic farm and restored prairie. The position starts in August 2020.
Courses taught include Biology, Advanced Biology, and farm/prairie management electives. As a teacher the individual is responsible for planning, delivering, adjusting instruction, and measuring, communicating, and reporting progress to facilitate the learning and development of students. As a role model the individual will inspire scientific inquiry and holistic understanding and appreciation of natural and human systems.
This position would also include Dorm Sponsoring, 1-2 nights per week and every third weekend.
Located in West Branch, Iowa and founded in 1890, Scattergood is a unique college-preparatory school for boarding and day students with a progressive educational program and an extensive organic farm. Please visit www.scattergood.org to learn more about the school’s mission, program, and history.
To apply, email your cover letter, resume, three references (with contact info) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include Life Sciences in the subject line of your email.
Scattergood Friends School is committed to supporting a diverse community of adults and youths. Scattergood Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic or national origin, religion, age, economics, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical ability and veteran status in administration of its educational policies, enrollment, or hiring policies, and other school-administered programs.
Qualified teaching candidates should:
have a thorough understanding of inquiry-based and project-based learning and should be excited to teach in innovative ways using the resources that Scattergood has to offer.
demonstrate ability to stimulate student inquiry and ideas and create space for rich, high-level research and expression to occur.
demonstrate examples of frequent communication with students and school staff in ways that nurture a healthy learning experience for students.
be physically able to work with students outdoors, using the farm, prairie, and surroundings as a classroom.
Qualified Dorm Sponsor candidates should:
have an interest in adolescents and skills to listen and mentor them.
be able to set boundaries and follow through on dorm policies.
collaborate with a team of residential life staff to create a healthy environment.
Required: Bachelor's degree or higher in a related field.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation includes salary, rent-free on-campus housing, meals when school is in session, health and disability insurance, and retirement benefits.
About Scattergood Friends School
Scattergood Friends School is an educational community that seeks motivated learners who value simplicity, personal integrity and non-violence. We believe that the integration of these Quaker values within our holistic curriculum promotes excellence. At Scattergood, we bring forth the strengths of each individual through a diverse, well rounded experience which prepares students for higher education and life-long learning. As a community, we work and learn on our organic farm, participate in a work crew program and explore responsible use of technology. We cultivate our inner voice through quiet spiritual reflection and use that voice in community shared leadership. At Scattergood, we value the development of the whole person within the context of the global community, instilling a sense of place and purpose as we carry our values and commitment into the wider world.
Scattergood Friends School is an academic community which provides a four-year college preparatory curriculum in accordance with Friends' values. The academic program endeavors to provide an integrated educational experience that will enable students to attain their academic and personal goals. We promote an educati...on that can be the basis for lifelong growth. Accordingly, we believe knowledge and proficiency, acquired through a variety of experiences, are essential for learning to think critically, express ideas effectively, and relate information on a variety of subject areas. We intend for our students to develop ethical values and strength of character. Therefore, we offer opportunities for our students to serve others as we prepare them for life beyond Scattergood.
While the academics are a great focus at Scattergood, the community is stressed just as much. Scattergood relies on the Quaker principles of community, equality, simplicity, and harmony when dealing with issues that arise in our day-to-day lives. However, this rarely makes the process quick and easy. Living in community involves sharing meals, classes, chores, living space, and other responsibilities. "Community" is an ideal and a challenge that we attempt to realize and discover in our daily lives. Community is not something that can be learned through rules, handbooks, or definitions, but rather something that can only be sought and discovered by willing individuals.
Our philosophy concentrates on preparation for life, which involves promoting academic achievement, fostering a responsible and confident self-image in our students, and encouraging personal commitment to the extended community.