Upper School represents the culmination of all which Bolles offers in educational excellence and college preparation. A highly committed faculty, consisting of teachers who are recognized as educational leaders in their subjects, presents a curriculum which promotes individual motivation and makes learning a stimulating experience. Within this accelerated academic environment, there are stirring moments of discovery and victories over difficult assignments. Each student is offered the opportunity to excel in some way by exploring personal interests and abilities. Challenging each student to feel that level of personal satisfaction is the goal of all those involved in Upper School teaching.
The Upper School curriculum is designed to prepare each student for college and beyond. All classes are taught in a demanding but exciting environment that refines the skills of each student. Honors classes and the Advanced Placement Program encourage students to reach for the highest level of their abilities.
The Bolles School searches worldwide for teachers who demonstrate expertise in their field of study.
Position Purpose: Responsible for preparing Science curriculum, providing instruction to upper school students, and engaging students in the learning process. This position will commence January 2021 for the second half of academic year.
Prepare course objectives and follows curriculum guidelines
Communicate course expectations
Use appropriate and varied teaching techniques
Prepare and conduct regular assessments
Assign lessons, correct papers in a timely manner, and listen to oral presentations
Teach rules of conduct
Discuss students’ academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements with parents
Keep attendance and grade records as required by school
Prepare report cards and individual comments
Communicate effectively both orally and in written form to parents/colleagues in response to inquiries of both student/professional nature
Foster positive communication among parents, advisors, colleagues, and students
Collaborate with colleagues and students in out-of-classroom activities
Coordinate class field trips, if applicable
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students
Make full use of professional development opportunities (further education, reading, workshops, conferences, etc.) and demonstrate creative initiative in keeping current in one’s own discipline, which includes the use of technology in the classroom
Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field of study (i.e., Education, Science, Biology, etc.) from a four-year college or university or post graduate work in subject matter; advanced degree preferred.
Minimum three years teaching experience in the subject matter preferred
Proficiency and certification in Science lab safety and protocol
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Demonstrated leadership and classroom management skills
Demonstrated ability to create an active learning environment in the classroom
Demonstrated organizational skills
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology in the classroom
Demonstrate and enthusiastically supports the School’s Mission
Perform in a manner that reflects positively on The Bolles School
Communicate well and work effectively with all school personnel and families, as well as with the larger business and educational community
Perform other duties as requested
About The Bolles School
The Bolles School is a nationally renowned, independent day and boarding School serving over 1,600 students in Pre-K through grade 12 on four campuses in Jacksonville and surrounding communities. A leader in academics, arts, and athletics, the School is firmly rooted in the principles that have characterized its community and traditions for nearly 85 years: pursuing excellence through courage, integrity, and compassion. The vast resources and expert instruction available to students as they explore and hone their individual interests and strengths are embodied in the School’s motto -- All Things Possible -- and students eagerly embrace the myriad of opportunities available to them both in and out of the classroom.