Graland Country Day School is seeking a lower school science teacher with experience in early childhood and elementary classrooms. Science teachers are responsible for leading the elementary science instructional program, which includes, but is not limited to, planning, developing, implementing, assessing and monitoring the science curriculum.
Graland Lower School students are involved in first-hand exploration and investigation where inquiry, critical thinking, innovation, and process skills are nurtured. The science program provides opportunities for students to develop the understanding and skills necessary to function productively as problem-solvers in a scientific and technological world.
Reports to Head of Lower School
Status: Full-time, school year
Lower School science teachers work with a range of grade levels from preschool through fourth grade and are members of departmental and grade-level teams. The Lower School experience at Graland calls for teachers to recognize that working with this age group requires a variety of roles, and a high level of energy and enthusiasm from its faculty.
Lower School science teachers accomplish the above as they:
Provide science instruction through whole- and small-group lessons, experiments, labs, field trips, technology, data analysis, and other teaching methods
Communicate with parents through written progress reports, and other forms of communication such as parent meetings, phone calls, and emails
Collaborate with the grade-level teachers, science teachers, and administration, using a growth mindset
Engage in professional development to further enhance knowledge of learning differences, differentiation, and strategies for problem-solving, intervention, remediation and/or enrichment
Lower School science teachers are collaborative and supportive members of the Graland community who:
Models caring, respect, patience, and appreciation of differences.
Provides a safe environment for students.
Recognizes the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) work and continues growth as a culturally responsive educator.
Upholds school, employee and family confidentiality.
Represents school in position and in community.
Participates in effective communication that is responsible, descriptive, and nonjudgmental.
Adheres to all school policies and procedures.
Is available for recess, lunch, and before and after school duties
Offers support during after-hours as needed.
Likes to work with people and create solutions.
3+ years of experience with elementary science curriculums or programs.
Excellent communication skills.
About Graland Country Day School
Graland Country Day School is a dynamic learning community having a commitment to academics, athletics, the arts, diversity, service learning, and community responsibility for children from pre kindergarten through the 8th grade. The school balances strong traditions with a progressive orientation for student learning. Teachers at Graland are highly valued as educators and challenged to model life-long learning as they grow both professionally and personally. Over 50% of faculty hold advanced degrees and many have been at Graland for 10 or more years. The school strongly encourages and supports a wide variety of professional development opportunities for its faculty.
Graland is centrally located in the Hilltop neighborhood of Denver, near the Cherry Creek district and three miles from the center of Denver – allowing for a quality of life that combines living in an urban environment with the ability to pursue a wide range of outdoor activities throughout the beautiful Rocky Mountain region