Title: Computer Science Teacher FLSA Status: Exempt Reports to: Division Director Effective Date: July 2021
School Overview Breck School is a preschool through twelve, college preparatory, Episcopal day school located in Golden Valley, Minnesota. In the context of an inclusive and caring community, Breck enjoys a national reputation for excellence and achievement in academics, athletics, and the arts. Our School’s Episcopal roots are lived through the unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion where we respect the dignity of every human being and hold a firm belief in social responsibility. We are a close and caring community that focuses on lifelong learning and a commitment to the greater good.
Across the school and across constituencies there is collective focus on care for each individual student in service of excellence. A community of high-achieving and motivated students and faculty, staff, and administrators focused on intellectual inquiry, engagement, and bridging research to practice, Breck is committed to offering an exceptional school experience to our students. Upon graduation, Breck students lead lives of intellectual curiosity, self-knowledge, and social responsibility and matriculate to colleges and universities throughout the world.
Position Overview Breck School seeks to hire a full-time computer science teacher for our middle and upper schools for the 2021-2022. The ideal candidate for this position will be a dynamic, culturally-competent collaborator with a strong background in the contemporary practices of teaching computer science in the middle and upper grades.
This new position represents an opportunity to teach classes in the Middle School and Upper School, build a new program, and generate school-wide enthusiasm for Computer Science. Additionally, opportunities exist for partnering with faculty and students in existing programs, such as Advanced science research, after-school robotics, and independent studies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Planning and Instruction
Demonstrates knowledge of and proficiency with subject matter
Designs courses and content to expand diversity and representation in Computer Science
Designs and implements effective instruction to engage student learning
Plans and delivers instruction for a variety of learners
Develops lessons that consider multiple perspectives
Motivates students to engage in the learning process
Understands and uses assessment to promote student learning
Creates an environment that promotes respect, rapport, and learning
Continually seeks to mirror Breck’s demographics in course and program enrollment
Establishes effective relationships with students
Communicates clear and consistent expectations for learning, behavior, and achievement
Monitors and manages student behavior effectively
Communicates effectively with families, students, and colleagues
Communicates student progress in a timely and thorough manner
Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills
Supports the mission and values of the school
Supports the programs and priorities of the department, division, and school
Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with faculty, students, and parents
Demonstrates professional behavior
Seeks and develops opportunities for professional growth
Attends and participates in required meetings, school events, and committee work
Performs duties as required/requested
Thorough understanding of grade-appropriate programming languages and coding software
Demonstrated understanding of applying computational thinking across disciplines
Education and/or Experience:
Minimum 3 years classroom teaching experience preferred
Experience with using technology in teaching and learning
Coding experience in professional and/or educational setting
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About Breck School
Breck School is a single-campus, P-12, Episcopal independent school where living our mission means always reimagining, reinventing, and reanimating learning — both to model the process and rewards of authentic, meaningful learning for Breck students, and to continually grow, evolve, and reinvigorate as a learning enterprise.
Founded in 1886, Breck is located in Golden Valley, Minnesota, about five minutes west of downtown Minneapolis. We serve a community of approximately 1150 students on our 50-acre campus. Visit www.breckschool.org for more information.
Breck students are independent thinkers, self-starters, socially conscious problem solvers, thoughtful athletes, visionary artists, perpetually curious and perpetually learning citizens. We want every Breck graduate to be fully realized human beings, confident, capable, and compassionate enough to change the world in the way he or she sees fit. If that approach mirrors yours, we encourage your further interest.