Thayer Academy seeks a creative, dynamic, collaborative Middle School Science teacher and advisor for the 2021-2022 academic year who is excited about engaging students in hands-on activities. This teacher will join a collaborative department whose members enjoy engaging in professional development and curriculum design together. This teacher’s 7th grade class focuses on Physical Science, and the 8th grade class focuses on Anatomy and Physiology. Additional responsibilities include offering daily sports or electives.
Thayer Academy's mission is “to inspire a diverse community of students to moral, intellectual, aesthetic, and physical excellence so that each may rise to honorable achievement and contribute to the common good.” In its hiring practices, Thayer Academy seeks candidates who come from a broad range of backgrounds and can contribute to a diverse community, who love working with young people, who thrive when engaged in multiple arenas of school life, and who welcome professional growth.
The ideal candidate possesses a love of the middle school age child, is a team player who can work collaboratively with colleagues, and has at least 1-3 years teaching experience in a school or other educational setting such as a camp or science museum. A bachelor’s degree is required, and a master’s degree is preferred.
In addition, the candidate should be able to demonstrate many of the following:
Experience in Design Thinking or Project Based Learning curriculum development
Knowledge of robotics and programming
Desire to engage in community science projects
Physical Science knowledge and experience
Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and the impact it has on the classroom climate and curriculum
High levels of comfort and experience with technology
Ability to communicate effectively with students and families
Curriculum design and assessment experience
About Thayer Academy
Thayer Academy is an independent, college-preparatory day school for boys and girls in grades 5 - 12. It was founded in 1877 by the bequest of General Sylvanus Thayer, “Father of the U.S. Military Academy” at West Point and founder of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.
Thayer Academy is located in residential Braintree, Massachusetts, 13 miles south of Boston on a 34-acre campus comprised of 9 buildings and 57 classrooms.
Thayer's enrollment for the 2019-2020 academic year is 702 (196 Middle School, 506 Upper School), with students coming from 57 surrounding towns and cities. There are 108 faculty members, 70% of whom have graduate degrees.