The Meadowbrook School of Weston, a pre-kindergarten through 8th grade school located in Weston, MA, seven miles west of Boston, is seeking a lower school science educator (pre-kindergarten-5th grade) to join our faculty for the 2021-2022 school year. Meadowbrook is a mission-driven school and we invite candidates to familiarize themselves with our mission before applying for the position.
We seek a Science educator with a demonstrated background and/ or interest in cultural competency, curriculum development, and technology integration. A successful candidate will be a Science educator who values inquiry, project based-learning, and collaboration amongst faculty to benefit the learning and development of our lower school students. Students build an understanding of the scientific process as they explore life, environmental, and physical sciences, often using our campus as a resource. Meadowbrook is located on a beautiful 30-acre campus that serves as an outdoor classroom, including woodlands, pond, garden, and plans for a geo-thermal greenhouse and chickens. We are committed to offering students a well-rounded, rigorous education and our program often challenges students beyond their grade level, particularly in reading and in math.
As a new position at the school, The Lower School Science Department Chair/STEAM Instructional Coach will be responsible for leading Meadowbrook’s Pre-kindergarten-5th Grade Science program by coordinating, developing and continually revising the science curriculum, in collaboration with our Lower School Science Teacher. This position will teach an abbreviated load of elementary science classes. As a STEAM Instructional Coach, the successful candidate will help facilitate learning experiences where students get hands on with multidisciplinary challenges, in collaboration with classroom teachers and content specialists. This position is for the science educator who wants to help students approach the world with a scientific mindset, and use science and STEAM to address real world problems. Reporting to the Lower School head, this position will also work closely with a wide range of educators at Meadowbrook, including our EureakLab Coach, Director of Innovation & Technology, Art Department Chair, Librarians, and Lower School Teachers. Meadowbrook recently opened our new Lower School and Learning Commons, which offers a new Lower School Science Lab, EurekaLab (Meadowbrook’s PK-8 Makerspace), Library, and Woodshop. These spaces, along with our 30 acre campus, offer exciting opportunities for the Lower School Science Dept Chair/STEAM Instructional Coach in facilitating and providing project based learning.
Overseeing and developing lower school science curriculum
Teaching LS science classes
Working in close partnership with LS science teacher
Liaise with other science faculty (lower school and middle school) to align scope and sequence
Monitor the science learning of all LS students
Provide accommodations and modifications for growth and success of all students
Celebrate student work by posting in blogs, Meadowbrook messages, and other communication channels
Collaborate with classroom teachers to integrate content
Coordinate with technology, art, and math teachers on STEAM programming
Collaborate with Director of Eureka Lab to engage students in the design thinking process
Coordinate and plan for visitors and trips to enhance the learning of students (COVID guidelines permitting)
Write progress reports and attend parent conferences
Attend LS division meetings and full faculty meetings
At Meadowbrook, smart, passionate people join together in an expansive learning environment with rigorous academics and innovative curricula to inspire, challenge, and empower students to achieve at the highest level, connect deeply with a diverse community, and courageously create change.
We strongly encourage applications from people of color, LGBTQ educators, or educators from communities that are historically underrepresented in independent schools. We are committed to an inclusive school experience for all those who come to work at Meadowbrook.
Master’s Degree in science education or elementary education
At least two years teaching experience
Demonstrate knowledge of current best-practice in Science education, inquiry and STEAM education
Excellent written and public speaking skills
Experience coaching teachers and/or leading professional development over time
Previous experience with elementary engineering, robotics, or electronics (preferred).
About Meadowbrook School
The Meadowbrook School is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, familial or marital status, or any other characteristic protected from discrimination under state or federal law. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity.