The Dalton School, a progressive K-12 gender inclusive school in New York City, is consistently recognized as one of the preeminent independent day schools in the nation. Known for its child-centered approach and an exceptional, inspiring faculty, Dalton enrolls over 1,300 students with approximately 350 faculty and staff. Guided by the Dalton Plan, which is the foundation of a Dalton education, our faculty meets each student’s evolving needs, interests, and abilities, and values diversity as an integral part of school life. Dalton challenges each student to develop intellectual independence, creativity, curiosity, and a sense of responsibility toward others both within the School, and in the broader community.
We are seeking a full-time middle school Science teacher, starting September 2021. Science at Dalton is taught in an inquiry-based approach, with an emphasis on developing scientific habits of mind. We are in the process of scaffolding data science, scientific literacy and scientific communication throughout K12. We are committed to ongoing curricular and pedagogical anti-racist work, and we seek a candidate who shares that commitment and who can contribute to our efforts. Our ideal candidate is passionate and knowledgeable about science, is comfortable taking an interdisciplinary approach, sees the scientist in every student, and makes science relevant to students by connecting the material to everyday life as well as important societal and environmental issues. They collaborate actively with colleagues on developing innovative and inclusive curriculum as well as equitable pedagogy and assessment practices. Ours is an intentionally diverse community with teachers who are passionate about a wide range of subjects and bring their varied interests to our students’ work.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach a range of subjects, including physical, life, and environmental sciences, at 2-3 grade levels across 4th-8th grade
Design innovative, engaging, and differentiated lessons in collaboration with other science teachers
Work one-on-one with students daily for support and enrichment
Engage actively in the equity and diversity work at The Dalton School
Ability to work productively and collaboratively with a diverse faculty and student body
Bachelor’s degree in science; graduate degree preferred
Experience working with middle school students preferred
Open-minded, flexible, and adaptable
Strong oral and written communication skills
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs, and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics, and other school-administered programs.
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and educational philosophy to the employment portal using the following link - www.dalton.org/employment
About The Dalton School
The Dalton School is an independent, co-educational day school (K-12), founded in 1919 by the renowned progressive educator Helen Parkhurst. Parkhurst’s visionary Dalton Plan remains the keystone of the school’s progressive educational philosophy and is now the model for over 200 Dalton schools in other parts of the world.
The Dalton School is the innovative leader in developing creative problem solvers who identify issues, grapple with possibilities, and design solutions to global challenges from multiple perspectives.
Dalton is recognized for its rigorous, innovative educational curriculum and offers its 1,300 students a breadth of stimulating and challenging programs taught by our dedicated faculty. Our high academic standards are complemented by an exemplary performing and fine arts curriculum – taught by faculty who are professionals in their fields – and a full range of athletic teams and extra-curricular activities.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.