Poly Prep seeks applicants for the position of Middle School Science Teacher. Our Science Department, whose teaching practices are rooted in student-centered, lab-based, and constructivist approaches, seeks an individual eager to share his/her/their passion and respect for science as an intellectual framework and a medium for progressive social change. 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 and/or Science 8
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 7-9 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
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).
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.