This full-time position requires the teacher to teach multiple sections of eighth grade science in a blended on-campus and virtual 1:1 iPad environment that values project-based learning, collaboration and differentiated instruction. The eighth grade science program is an integrated curriculum that strengthens students’ science process skills while exploring matter and energy, atomic structure, chemical reactions, mixtures and solutions, and acids and bases. The lab-intensive curriculum serves as the capstone to a robust science foundation, which prepares students for their high school science courses.
The teacher also serves as a Middle School advisor to a group of students. The advisor attends chapel with students, acts as their mentor, and provides organizational and self-advocacy instruction. The advisor works with the assigned teaching team to plan, develop and facilitate appropriate skills, conversations and team-building activities for the grade. The advisor communicates regularly and as needed with parents and other teachers, conducts advisory meetings and discussion groups, and prepares for and participates in parent/student/advisor conferences.
A Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree preferred.
Minimum of five years of experience teaching middle school science.
Demonstrated ability to design and deliver lessons in hybrid/blended and online learning environments.
Must meet minimum technology proficiency standards, including the ability to work in online Student Information and Learning Management Systems, to schedule and conduct classes via Microsoft Teams and Zoom, and to use the Microsoft 365 suite.
Ability to lift approximately 30 lbs.
Ability to work for extended periods of time, including weeknights and weekends when required.
Ability to work with children and adults in indoor and outdoor settings.
Ability to work in on-campus, home, field trip and overnight trip settings.
Internal Number: SJES21-22
About St. John's Episcopal School
St. John’s is an independent, coeducational Episcopal school serving up to 500 students in grades pre-k through eighth. Located in a park-like setting on 10 acres in East Dallas, the School offers its employees and students a supportive esprit de corps fueled by a common mission – one dedicated to a program of academic excellence designed to train the mind, strengthen the character and enrich the spirit of each student in a Christian environment. We think of St. John’s not just as a school but also as a very special kind of community. We seek to employee people who – regardless of the role they play in the School – understand that they impact the lives of our students, families and colleagues. The St. John’s Code calls us to model honesty and respectfulness in our relationships, responsibility in the performance of our assignments and a caring attitude that extends to all members of our community.