Poly Prep seeks applicants for the position of Middle School Science Teacher. The ideal candidate will be excited to help build a vibrant community of young scientists. We seek an individual with a passion for teaching and learning; enthusiasm for working with a diverse group of students, families, and colleagues; and flexibility. Qualified applicants will demonstrate a strong understanding of current trends in science education; a progressive approach to science instruction and assessment centered around student inquiry; excellent content knowledge; a commitment to professional learning; and proven success in working in a collaborative environment.
The ideal candidate will exhibit a love of learning and eagerness to engage with middle school students; an ability to forge creative connections among core ideas in science; openness to and experience in the use of varied assessment methods and tools; the desire for generous collaboration with colleagues; and demonstrated interest in incorporating sustainability and justice issues into the curriculum.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Teach four sections of Science 7
Course Topics include: Matter and Energy
Use guided inquiry to help students develop scientific thinking skills
Work to support student learning on an individual basis, as needed
Develop daily plans, keep accurate grades, effectively and supportively communicate with students and families, and provide written and oral feedback on student progress throughout the school year
Assume role as an advisor for a group of students (approximately 16-18 students)
Co-advise a club or activity and participate in supervision duties
Accompany students on occasional curricular trips
Demonstrate energetic commitment to professional development
Attend and contribute to meetings during and after the school day, including but not limited to departmental, committee, divisional and grade-level meetings
Attend community events throughout the school year
Salary Range: 70K-90K
Poly Prep strives to be an equitable, just, and diverse community, one proud of and deeply committed to empowering students to discover who they are and what they want to be. In keeping with the country day school philosophy, we seek community members who will share a passion for learning in and out of the classroom. Every educator at Poly Prep aspires to uphold our mission “to support and inspire the next diverse generation of leaders and global citizens to act with intelligence, imagination and--above all--character.”
We offer a supportive environment, with a full benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a generous match on our 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability, flexible spending account, pre-tax commute benefit, and free lunch).
Poly Prep is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in science or science education or related discipline required. Master’s degree preferred.
Experience: 3+ years of middle school teaching experience. Physical science background preferred.
Requirement: All employees must be fully vaccinated and show proof of their full COVID 19 vaccination