Holland Hall was established in 1922 and currently serves approximately 1,000 preschool through 12th grade students in a coeducational setting. An Episcopal school distinguished by an excellent academic program and a student-centered environment emphasizing a holistic approach to education, we strive to provide a challenging, comprehensive educational experience grounded in a challenging liberal arts, college preparatory curriculum that promotes critical thinking and life-long learning. True to our Episcopal tradition, we seek to foster in each student a strong moral foundation and a deep sense of social responsibility in an open, ecumenical environment. Holland Hall graduates attend colleges and universities across the country, including some of the nation’s most selective institutions. The Holland Hall community welcomes students of diverse racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds. For more information on Holland Hall, please visit www.hollandhall.org.
Holland Hall seeks a passionate, committed educator who is energized by work with students to serve as a full-time Upper School Chemistry and Math Teacher starting in August 2021. This teaching position is responsible for three sections of chemistry (a junior-level course) and one to two sections of math classes. The job will entail four or five classes per semester with two to three preparations, depending on the year. Average class size at Holland Hall is fourteen students. Science classes at Holland Hall are designed with student inquiry and discovery at the center of the pedagogy. We strive to provide students with hands-on/ minds-on, collaborative learning experiences including student experiences in the lab as much as possible. Math courses at Holland Hall emphasize conceptual understanding rather than memorization of procedures and algorithms. We aim to instill in students strong problem solving skills and the mindset that everyone is a “math person.”
In addition to the on-level chemistry courses, this candidate may have the opportunity to teach higher level chemistry electives, including AP Chemistry. In the math department, the faculty member will teach two sections of a lower level math course, such as Algebra I or Geometry, during the initial year. While not required, it would be a benefit if this teacher were comfortable with higher level math courses as well.
The candidate should have a history of evaluating student progress and offering individualized help to meet student needs. We value experiential learning, and we foster an atmosphere where curriculum is developed and refined to reflect the contemporary world. The position also entails serving as an advisor to a small group of upper school students starting in the second year of service to the school. This role entails keeping track of each advisee’s progress through ongoing communication with teachers and families.
Job duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Demonstrates a broad knowledge of chemistry and current science pedagogy
• Demonstrates a broad knowledge of mathematics and current math pedagogy
• Demonstrates an engaging and enthusiastic classroom presence
• Incorporates a wide-range of assessment practices
• Designs and implements homework and assessments that are consistent with school norms
• Reports student grades and writes teacher comments periodically during school year
• Manages and updates course materials and grades on PowerSchool Learning, the school’s learning management system
• Communicates clearly and proactively with all constituencies of the academic community, i.e., students, parents, supervisors, colleagues, and alumni
• Participates in ongoing development of curriculum through collaboration with colleagues
• Differentiates for individual learning styles and provides individualized assistance as appropriate to meet student needs
• Maintains a high level of organization in order to balance the teaching demands within a modular schedule
Special consideration will be given to exemplary candidates who can also support a significant extracurricular activity or coach a sport.
The above essential functions are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills. Employees are expected to perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Interested candidates will enjoy working with a professional and collaborative faculty that strives to provide each child with an opportunity to explore and grow his or her whole self. Candidates must have a strong background in the subject being taught, be willing to work in a team environment, have a deep respect for upper school students, and be willing to contribute to the extracurricular programming of the school.
Interested candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree. A Master’s degree and teaching experience are preferred but not required. Holland Hall’s Upper School is a One-to-One program with Macbook laptops, so comfort with technology is essential.
Faculty are required to report from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Faculty often must prepare lesson plans and meet with parents/students well before and after the above mentioned times. The time required to perform this job frequently extends to hours outside the school day, to include evenings and weekends. Faculty must be present before or after the school day at departmental, team, or committee meetings as required.
Regularly sit, turn, bend, reach, walk, talk, hear and to visually intercept visitors.
Be able to occasionally lift up to 40 pounds.
Regularly uses close and distance vision.
Work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time, and/or stand for extended periods of time.
Work primarily indoors in a temperature controlled, sealed office or classroom.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
To Apply, please to to: https://www.hollandhall.org/about/jobs/
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About Holland Hall
Holland Hall was established in 1922 and currently serves approximately 1,000 preschool through 12th grade students in a coeducational setting. An Episcopal school distinguished? by an excellent academic program and a student-centered environment emphasizing a ?holistic approach to education, we strive to provide a challenging, comprehensive educational experience grounded in a rigorous liberal arts, college preparatory curriculum that promotes critical thinking and life-long learning. True to our Episcopal tradition, we seek to foster in ?each student a strong moral foundation and a deep sense of social responsibility in an open, ecumenical environment. Holland Hall graduates attend colleges and universities across ?the country, including some of the nation’s most selective institutions. The Holland Hall community welcomes students of diverse racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds. For more information on Holland Hall, please visit www.hollandhall.org.