Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat called on our Sacred Heart communities to model respect, compassion, forgiveness and generosity.
Therefore, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart joins other schools in the Sacred Heart Network who are called to live our daily lives promoting universal respect, in which each person is honored, loved and cared for, and where young women are educated to an understanding of and deep respect for diversity. We believe a diverse community challenges us to make God’s love visible in the world, improves our lives as we learn and grow together and affords each of us a deeper understanding of our collective humanity.
We expect all members of the Stuart community, being guided by a spirit of love, to accept individuals’ differences, which include, but are not limited to, ability, age, ethnicity, family structure, gender, learning style, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. We believe that all in our community should feel valued and respected, be able to share their knowledge and gifts and be given the opportunity to thrive as equal contributors in enriching life at Stuart.
All members of the Stuart administration, faculty and staff are expected to work together to create an educational environment where the Goals and Criteria of the Sacred Heart are lived and where all are committed to educate to:
A personal and active faith in God
A deep respect for intellectual values
A social awareness which impels to action
The building of community as a Christian value
Personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom
The Lower School STEM/Technology Teacher is responsible for providing a stimulating and developmentally appropriate educational environment in a way that is in accordance with the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education and the philosophy that implements it. This philosophy includes providing children opportunities to develop spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills. The Lower STEM/Technology Teacher leads in curriculum development, classroom environment, and parent relationships and communications in their specific specialty. The Lower School teacher is expected to be in school from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The position of Teacher is a ten-month position as outlined in the employment agreement. The Teacher is responsible to the Head of the Lower School and has the following responsibilities:
Organizing and providing developmentally appropriate educational programs and instruction; planning and implementing curriculum and differentiated instruction for Lower School students
Providing activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem-solving appropriate to the developmental levels and learning styles of his/her students
Planning and preparing supportive, positive, caring classroom environment in which children can learn and interact positively with one another; overseeing instruction and authentic assessment; supervising children in the classroom
Interacting with parents; maintaining open and cooperative communication with parents and families, encouraging their involvement
Evaluating and implementing formative assessments, as well as be able to fluidly report on a variety of skills and concepts within a rubric and assessment
All teachers are expected Specifically Related to STEM/Technology:
Provide instruction for grades kindergarten through fourth grade fostering an understanding of how scientists and engineers work, learn, and share ideas about the physical world
Develop and implement STEM educational activities for students that focus on the integration of learning technologies, science, math and engineering topics
Familiarity with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Crosscutting Concepts, Science and Engineering Practices and Disciplinary Core Ideas
Experience with the latest educational technologies and continued professional development to keep abreast of new technology initiatives
Integrate the four STEM principles into the instructional program utilizing project-based and applied learning experiences
Emphasize 21st century skills that facilitate creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking
Provide opportunities for students to demonstrate learning through cross-curricular projects and community showcases
Provide students with experiential learning opportunities that builds connections between classroom experiences and the world around them, with a particular emphasis on environmental issues and outdoor education ( Stuart’s 55- acre campus, nature trails, chicken coop and school gardens)
Upgrade curriculum and materials as needed
Promote respect for diversity, equity and inclusion as a core value of the school by maintaining a culturally responsive classroom environment and implementing a diverse curriculum that offers a variety of voices and perspectives
Support ongoing Lower School classroom projects with specific technology, instruction, training and guidance for classroom teachers. Provide 1-1 technology training as needed
Bi-monthly TECH class (in addition to weekly STEM classes) provides explicit instruction for grades K-4 in computer science scope and sequence skills including block coding and robotics
Regular collaboration with classroom teachers integrating STEM with literacy, social studies, math,physical education and the arts
Attend regular meetings with the technology department and IT support team
Troubleshoot hardware, software issues (EC-4)
Maintain and update devices (iPads, Chromebooks, MacBooks)
Remote learning- troubleshoot issues with the Huddle Cart and devices, provide assistance to faculty, students, and families during remote learning
All teachers are expected to (general requirements):
To assume serious collaborative responsibility for the educational environment of the School by conducting themselves at all times in a responsible, ethical, and professional manner
To be available before the opening of School to attend teachers’ meetings, etc., and to be available after the Upper School’s graduation to attend teachers’ meetings and complete end-of-year duties
To attend all faculty meetings and workshop days as they are scheduled during the year
To assist at School functions designated by the Head of School as necessary for the operation of the School, e.g., Parents’ Night, Open House, Parent/Teacher Conferences, etc. It is understood that these duties may sometimes extend beyond the normal hours for school
To participate fully in regular School programs, e.g., committees, assemblies, field trips, etc.
To share in the planning and direction of student activities and School programs, if appointed by the Head of School
To maintain high standards for his/her ongoing professional development and to participate in the professional development programs offered by the School
To assume responsibilities as assigned for the supervision of students, including at times of early dismissal due to inclement weather. It is understood that these duties may sometimes extend beyond the normal hours for school
To use technology effectively as part of classroom instruction
To interact positively with colleagues in creating and imparting interdisciplinary units of study
To accompany all Lower School students to and from their “homeroom”
To fulfill responsibilities as assigned by the Lower School Head in regard to lunch and recess duty, car and bus dismissal
Degree in Elementary Education; 2-3 years teaching experience that is directly related to work in STEAM and/or Technology.
As members of the international network of Sacred Heart schools, we are committed to attracting and retaining faculty with a passion for teaching who demonstrate an active faith, practice a deep respect for intellectual values, promote social awareness, build community, and value personal growth and responsibility. We seek faculty who are committed to all-girl education and who will draw upon current research to maximize student learning. Stuart Country Day School of Sacred Heart is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates who will enhance the diversity of our community.