The Kew-Forest School, a preschool through 12th grade, co-educational day school founded in 1918 in Forest Hills, NY, seeks an experienced Middle School Science teacher. Kew-Forest is proud to enroll an astonishingly diverse student body, including approximately nine percent of whom are international students. The Kew-Forest School seeks to promote diversity in its hiring process and is committed to building an inclusive community and culturally diverse faculty to work with our students and families. Middle School students study Life, Earth, and Physical Sciences in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades respectively while learning the core processes and skills of science, including measuring and collecting data, presenting data in tables and graphs, writing formal lab reports, and learning scientific language as part of their required introduction to the sciences. The Middle School Science teacher will work with a range of student learners across multiple grades and preference will be given to candidates with strong Middle School experience.
The ideal candidate will have or be...
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a science field;
Three or more years of Middle School Science teaching experience (independent schools preferred);
Ability to and experience with designing Middle School Science curriculum and lesson plans;
A love of Middle School students;
A dynamic instructor who can reach, teach, and differentiate instruction as needed for a range of middle school learners;
Active as an educational professional in the realms of Middle School Science;
Familiarity with a range of textbooks that can be effectively used with a range of learners;
Particular familiarity with CK12 Life, Earth, and Physical Science materials;
Familiarity with the Next Generation Science Standards for Middle School Science;
Ability to create an inquiry-based classroom environment where students' ideas are central and content knowledge and skills are deepened through compelling questions and projects;
Experience creating laboratory and data analysis experiences;
Experience teaching in-person, remote, and hybrid classes via Zoom;
Ability to effectively integrate technology and a range of platforms and applications in the classroom;
Ability to develop hands-on virtual and physical field trips around Long Island and the New York City boroughs;
Familiarity and comfort working with a globally diverse group of parents, students, and colleagues;
Strong written and oral communication to effectively communicate with students, parents, and colleagues;
A collaborative instinct to facilitate working with other Middle and Upper School Science teachers to assure coherence and consistency from grade to grade;
Demonstrated commitment to professional development and lifelong learning
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for two or three professional references to Tiffany D. Trotter, Head of Middle and Upper School, email@example.com, and include “Middle School Science Teacher” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls, please.
To learn more about The Kew-Forest School, please visit our website: www.kewforest.org.
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The Kew-Forest School believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities. The School prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, culture, background, physical or mental disability, or any other legally protected classes or classifications. No employee or job applicant will be discriminated against in recruitment, compensation, promotion, or termination practices.
About The Kew-Forest School
The Kew-Forest School is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the New York State Department of Education. The School is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), and the Guild of Independent Schools of New York (GISNY).