Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an independent coeducational, college preparatory day school serving grades Pre-Kindergarten – 12 at our main campus and Pre-K – Grade 3 at our Harbour View campus. Founded in 1966, the school has a current enrollment of approximately 900 students, 185 employees, and sits on two campuses, a 100-acre campus and a 3-acre campus, both located in Suffolk, Virginia. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
We are currently seeking a qualified candidate to teach Upper School Science to students in Grades 9 - 12. This person shall possess extensive knowledge and teaching experience, preferably in an independent school environment, teaching Chemistry and Physics. Additionally, candidates who are certified to teach Project Lead the Way (PLTW) are preferred. We are looking for a positive, enthusiastic and proactive educator, with a passion for working with adolescents. Candidate will work full-time and possess the following education, experience, capabilities and qualities:
Plan, prepare and deliver creative and effective instructional and interactive lesson plans that lead to active learning experiences and enhance a student’s knowledge of science in a student-centered classroom.
Create assignments and projects to build upon a student’s knowledge of science.
Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying learning styles.
Lead students to develop critical thinking and process skills.
Provide a safe and nurturing classroom environment conducive to learning.
Exhibit excellent classroom management skills.
Utilize current assessment methods to guide instruction.
Utilize technology to facilitate instruction and enhance learning.
Participate in departmental, divisional and whole school meetings and professional development activities.
Advise 8-12 students, holding conferences with students and parents, communicate with families.
Provide time to mentor, tutor and assist students who may need extra assistance.
Grade papers, projects and post grades in a timely manner.
Ability to teach virtually via Zoom, Google Hangouts or other technology applications to provide educational services via distance learning for a reasonable time should the school be closed for an extended period of time as a result of an unforeseen event (i.e. pandemic, pervasive health emergency or other catastrophe out of the control of the school).
Perform additional duties as assigned by the Head of Upper School.
Possess a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Secondary Education or related field. Master’s degree and current teaching certification in the State of Virginia preferred.
Accomplished teacher of Science with student-centered pedagogy.
Proficient with technology including use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the use of SmartBoards and digital projectors, preferably in an Apple environment.
Proficient with G Suite for Education Apps and Blackbaud, preferred.
1 – 5 years teaching experience preferred.
Familiarity with teaching 21st Century skills and possesses a student-centered outlook.
Understands the needs of students in a challenging academic independent school environment.
Ability to collaborate effectively with other science teachers and ensure cohesion of the program across divisions.
Understands the mission of the school and the need to focus on the education of the whole child.
Takes initiative and is self-motivated and creative.
Seeks opportunities for continuous professional growth.
Values parents as a vital resource in educating a child.
Represents the school positively in the community.
Is flexible, patient, and compassionate.
Understands the critical nature of building positive working relationships with students, parents and community.
Works collaboratively, not only with teachers in Upper School, but also with Middle and Lower School to foster a culture of growth in the theater program.
Working familiarity with technology.
Excellent organizational skills and communication skills, both verbal and written.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy offers a competitive salary, health, retirement, disability and life insurance benefits. Qualified applicants shall submit a completed NSA employment application (form posted online), resume with references and a cover letter explaining their interest in and qualifications for this position to Amy Morrell, Executive Administrator, Office of the Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for further consideration. Salary commensurate with experience.
About Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, founded in 1966, is an independent, non-profit, coeducational, college-preparatory day school, which offers an academic program to approximately 900 students encompassing pre-kindergarten through the twelfth grade. Governed by a Board of Trustees, the Academy seeks to admit students who are prepared to enter an academically challenging educational environment. To prepare students for success in a pluralistic society, the Academy pursues diversity as a component of a selective enrollment process.
The City of Suffolk, Virginia, located twenty miles from Norfolk and thirty-five miles from Virginia Beach, retains the charm of tidewater community living while offering easy access to urban and ocean-resort attractions.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer