Georgetown Day School (GDS), among the most cutting-edge and forward-leaning independent educational institutions in the Washington, DC, area with more than 1,000 students, top-level faculty, school administration, and Board of Trustees, thousands of constituents, and an annual operating budget greater than $40M seeks a Computer Science Teacher for its High School division. Rich content, creative pedagogy and authentic relationships are essential components of a GDS classroom. Providing those elements, working collaboratively with colleagues, and placing the students’ interests and experiences at the heart of the classroom are essential components of the job. As a diverse, inclusive school devoted to preparing our students to live and work in an increasingly globalized and multicultural society, GDS is particularly interested in professionals with demonstrated interest and experience in working in such a school setting.
The ideal candidate will:
Have the flexibility, interest, and expertise to teach both introductory and advanced programming/makers courses
Embrace and foster non-conventional, collaborative approaches to teaching and learning through problem-solving methodologies, driven by student inquiry
Cherish working in a diverse and inclusive community of active learners
Duties and Responsibilities
Teach up to 4 sections of applied computer science consisting of but not limited to the following courses: AP Computer Science A, Python, Advanced Python, Introduction to Web Development, Introduction to App Development
In partnership with the Director of Innovation & Technology, develop CS curricula for the HS division that is fun and engaging for students, and highlights the impact CS knowledge can have on the world around them
Develop faculty-facing curricula around computer science and technology for peer-to-peer instruction during the summer months
Serve as an advisor in GDS’s student advisory program
Attend faculty meetings, engage in teaching and learning partnerships with colleagues, be a collegial, outgoing, creative and fun co-worker
Qualifications: 3 years as a working professional in the field of computer science or a B.S. in Computer Science or related field is preferred. The ideal candidate will possess an M.S., at least 5 years of teaching or equivalent experience, and be ready to innovate and create in concert with a supportive and energetic team.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references using our online application system. To apply and to find out more about the school, candidates should visit our website at www.gds.org.