Catlin Gabel seeks a full-time, elementary science teacher. As a progressive school, we are seeking an experienced, dynamic teacher to embrace whole-child education, inquiry-based practices, and educating through experiential learning pedagogies. The ideal candidate will have experience using a variety of teaching methods to support different learning styles and will be interested in teaching the whole spectrum of students to instill gender and racial equity for all.
Catlin Gabel is a community where collaboration and relationships are pivotal to learning. We seek teachers who are supportive, engaged, and flexible role models and demonstrate the qualities of a life-long learner, a sense of humor, and an infectious enthusiasm for working with students. This teacher must be culturally competent and eager to create an inclusive environment. We are looking for someone able to work effectively with others in a spirit of collegiality.
The school is a PS-12, 775 student school located on a 67-acre campus in west Portland, Oregon. Catlin Gabel School seeks to employ the best qualified individuals from available applicants and to provide them with opportunity for advancement in a manner that does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal equal employment opportunity laws or regulations.
Competencies • Ability to create and implement a science curriculum using a progressive and constructivist pedagogy • Knowledge, understanding, and successful demonstration of integrating curriculum and providing connectedness for learners • Knowledge of PS-5th Grade Science concepts and ability to find interconnections between Science and other disciplines • Ability to collaborate and co-plan with teachers • Ability to coordinate and implement curriculum across multiple disciplines and grades • Effective classroom management skills, including restorative justice practices • Culturally responsive teaching practices • Ability to create positive, professional relationships with students, parents, caregivers, and colleagues • Ability to work as a team member: The ability to problem-solve, compromise, collaborate, be flexible, and take direction when necessary • Computer Skills: Proficient with Word, Outlook, and Google Suite • Ability to use technology to enhance instruction in developmentally appropriate ways • Clear communication skills, both verbally and in written form.
Catlin Gabel School is a coeducational, independent day school located on 54 acres in the West Hills neighborhood of Portland, Oregon formed in 1957 by the merger of the Catlin Hillside School, which had been founded as Miss Catlin’s School in 1911, and the Gabel Country Day School, whose roots extend to 1859 with the founding of The Portland Academy. The campus itself is a former farm with beautiful trees, fields, and plantings that has been modernized and upgraded over the years with new and renovated buildings that blend in with the natural surroundings.
We offer a broad and challenging curriculum based on a progressive philosophy with small classes designed to educate the total person, incorporating the academic along with the arts, physical education, and a strong sense of community service. The school enrolls nearly 740 students in Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade and has 100 faculty members committed to diversity among students, faculty and staff. Catlin Gabel is an equal opportunity employer.