Academy of the Sacred Heart, established in 1851, is Michigan’s oldest independent school, offering a Catholic, college-preparatory education to girls (infant-Grade 12) and boys (infant-Grade 8) of many cultures and faiths. As part of an international network of schools, we are committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart Schools. Known as the Goals and Criteria, these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education and charge our community with a unified educational mission.
At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that each child possesses unique gifts. Our job is to unearth those gifts, nurture them, and empower each child of the Sacred Heart to share those gifts with the global community. Academy of the Sacred Heart is committed to being an equitable and inclusive community and seeks candidates who connect to our Mission and Goals.
Life science impacts people’s lives every day. It is essential to the understanding of disease, diversity of life, and all biological topics. It would be nearly impossible to make informed decisions about everything from disease treatment to how to improve crop yields without advanced life science education. Life science teachers are, therefore, a necessary part of any high school’s faculty as they guide the education of future scientists, technicians, and other biological science workers.. Teaching is in a single-gender environment.
Essential functions include but are not limited to:
Create daily lesson plans and learning activities for students based on national, local and school standards in science education and research and knowledge of developmental behaviors.
Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
Deliver high-quality, engaging, balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
Evaluate student performance on tasks established by the standards using different methods such as observation, performance-based tasks or other standard test practices.
Collaborate in the development of a vertically aligned science curriculum across Learning Communities.
Build and maintain positive relationships with students and instructional colleagues.
Communicate effectively with parents regarding student progress, potential and behavior periodically through phone or electronic means and at parent and teacher conferences.
Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
The ideal candidate must have a solid understanding of the national curriculum standards and have experience closing the achievement gap, and develop engaging and innovative lessons that allow students to grow academically, socially and emotionally. The teacher is someone who incorporates technology and hands-on learning experiences into the classroom with enthusiasm. This educator believes in collaboration with other colleagues and promotes understanding and communication in a diverse learning and cultural environment. A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of Sacred Heart Schools as articulated in https://www.sacredheartusc.education/roots/educational-philosophy https://www.sacredheartusc.education/mission/educational-philosophyis essential.
The School Network Academy of the Sacred Heart is one of 24 schools in the U.S. and Canada Network of Sacred Heart Schools and is affiliated with a network of over 200 Sacred Heart schools worldwide. The school's mission is to cultivate in our students a personal and active faith in God and to lay the foundation for a meaningful life.
Archdiocese of Detroit All teachers in the Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit shall be certified and /or approved for teaching by the Department of Education for the State of Michigan. All teachers are required to hold the appropriate endorsement for the subject(s) they are assigned to teach.
The Archdiocese of Detroit is an equal opportunity employer that does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital or other legally protected status.
Basic requirements include but are not limited to:
Bachelor’s or higher in science, with a current teaching certificate
A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience
A desire to seek out professional development activities related to the latest instructional strategies, student growth and best pedagogical practices.
Ability to work well with students and colleagues; willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the Sacred Heart community
Willingness to adapt to an existing curriculum as well as contribute ideas to enhance the respective academic programs