Palm Beach Day Academy, established in 1921, is an independent coeducational school, serving students from age 2 to Grade 9 on two campuses. The foundation of PBDA’s program is the education of our students in an academically challenging and compassion-rich environment that guides each child toward personal excellence of mind, body and character. At all levels, our students will be, as our mission states, challenged to excel, empowered to act, and prepared to lead. The Upper Campus, which houses Grades 4-9, seeks a Middle School Science teacher for the 2021-2022 school year.
This science position will cover sections of Earth Science and Life Science. The science teacher will also serve as a member of the science teaching team, ensuring continuity through the department, as well as a member of the sixth grade advising team. Additional duties typically include advising, coaching, sponsoring a club or activity and participating in faculty meetings and professional development.
Candidates should be flexible and stay current with educational research in order to be prepared to teach the course content effectively. A strong understanding of utilizing technology as a teaching tool in our one-to-one computing environment is imperative.
Teachers should include a variety of teaching strategies in and out of the classroom in order to be effective for all types of learners. This may include but is not limited to hands-on learning; project-based learning; place-based learning; collaborative activities; content reading; discussion; and technology.
Flexibility, creativity, a sense of humor, strong work ethic and a commitment to be a strong team member are all critically important.
All applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in science. A minimum of four years teaching experience at the middle or secondary level is preferred, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills, comfort with integrating technology into the curriculum and a passion for working with children.
Please email a cover letter, resume, and at least three references to Sarah Kemeness, Head of Upper School, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Salary Information: Health, Dental, Vision insurance, 403B plan