Grace Church School’s mission of fostering academic excellence, ethical values, and an inclusive community anchors our program and informs our pedagogy and curriculum, preparing our students to lead meaningful and productive lives. The school nurtures and educates the whole child, understanding that our humanity comprises mind, body, heart, and spirit. We celebrate our differences, respect our diversity, and embrace our shared human experience.
About the position
Grace Church School seeks a Lower School Head Science Teacher to begin in August 2021.
Develop and teach a Lower School science curriculum aligned with Grace Church School’s mission
Teach age-appropriate, inquiry-based and project-based lessons utilizing the latest research in science and technology
Support students as they conduct scientific investigations
Promote and encourage excitement about the wonders of the natural world
Implement classroom management strategies to monitor student behavior
Differentiate instruction to support group and individual learning, and provide extra support and enrichment as needed
Facilitate collaboration among students during small group and partner projects
Maintain an ongoing curriculum map for Lower School Science
Collaborate with classroom and specialty teachers to integrate STEAM projects
Attend regular meetings with the LS Division Head, as well as faculty meetings, professional development days, and grade-level team meetings as needed
Commit to addressing social justice, diversity, equity, and anti-bias education within the curriculum
Assess student progress by communicating with classroom teachers and parents as needed
Provide information on individual student progress regarding student report cards
Plan content-aligned field trips and attend trips as needed
Organize and maintain laboratory and class materials
Prepare the classroom in advance for laboratory activities
Coordinate with the contracted beekeeper to foster a healthy rooftop hive community
Perform assigned, ongoing scheduled responsibilities with care (roof duty, lunch duty, dismissal, etc.)
Master’s Degree related to Early Childhood Education and/or Science/Technology
Have a strong interest and background in Science, Integration and STEAM
Demonstrate effective collaboration and communication skills with colleagues
To apply, submit a cover letter and résumé through the school’s website.
Grace Church School is an equal opportunity employer.
Our Commitment to Antiracism, Equity, and Belonging:
Grace Church School seeks to provide its students with an outstanding education and with the desire to use it to make the world a better place. Every facet of our work is enhanced by the diversity and strength of our community. We believe that equity and inclusion are not only hallmarks of a just society, but also virtues essential to sound learning. And so, Grace seeks to recognize and honor the unique gifts of its students, families, faculty, and staff—and the cultures, beliefs, values, and experiences that have shaped them—striving always to cultivate mutual understanding, humility, respect, and kindness.
But inclusion is not enough and equity is an impossibility if we cannot name, acknowledge, and oppose the forces of racism and all forms of bias, hate, and fear that exist in our society and that seek to diminish so many in our midst. Knowing this, we commit ourselves to the work of antiracism and to the cause of justice: that all students may find in Grace a home, may learn from Grace their precious worth, and may hear from Grace a call to serve the common good and the dignity of humanity.