Greens Farms Academy seeks a Middle School Science and Sustainability Teacher to begin in August 2021. The position would include teaching 5th-Grade and 8th-Grade Science as well as working with students in the Upper School as a mentor in a half-credit, yearlong inquiry-based course on Human Ecology and Sustainability. This teacher would also play an important leadership role in the Middle School’s sustainability efforts and serve as a homeroom teacher in the 5th grade.
The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience as a science teacher working with children at the upper elementary or Middle School levels and a demonstrated passion for engaging around science and sustainability topics.
For all positions, we look for candidates who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment; are flexible, creative, and adaptable; demonstrate a willingness to fully engage in the life of the school in and outside of the classroom; and are committed to fostering a culture of belonging for all students under our care.
The new teacher will join a collegial Middle School faculty who put children at the center of everything they do and who are committed to knowing and loving every child. The division’s motto is: “Dare to Be Different. Dare to be Yourself,” and every faculty member strives to support students in their social and emotional learning.
The PreK-12 science department places significant emphasis on place-based and hands-on learning, design thinking, STEAM, and sustainability. The school sits at the junction of three ecosystems, all of which serve as outdoor classrooms. Please consult the school’s website for more information about the PreK-12 Sustainability signature program, as well as the Upper School concentration in Human Ecology and Sustainability.
Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12 co-educational day school of 715 students in the Greens Farms section of Westport, CT. We are a suburban school close to major transportation and a five-minute walk from the Greens Farms Metro North train station. The campus sits on the Long Island Sound, a half hour south of New Haven and an hour north of New York City by car or commuter train. Please visitwww.gfacademy.org for more information.
Interested candidates should fill out this job application form in which they will be required to use a Google Account to upload a resume and a cover letter addressed to Drew Meyer, Head of Middle School.