The Independent Day School in Middlefield, CT is seeking an experienced math/science teacher for the Middle School. The full-time teacher will teach 8th grade Algebra and 6th grade Life Science, with potential for teaching digital arts and maker lab.
The successful candidate will challenge and inspire students to be fearless learners, and will be part of a close-knit teaching and learning community. A high degree of teamwork, collaboration, and communication are a must; a sense of humor is appreciated. IDS values initiative, creativity, and flexibility.
Quick facts about IDS:
Co-ed, non-profit, non-sectarian day school
Students come to IDS from 29 Connecticut towns
Student population: 140
Dedicated, highly educated faculty
Students of color represent 27% of the enrollment
33 acres of woodlands, wetlands, fields, and gardens
Parent participation is encouraged.
Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Promote a positive classroom environment and demonstrate strong classroom management skills in order to create and maintain a learning environment that ensures high levels of learning for all students.
Effectively plan and implement creative, high quality, developmentally appropriate curriculum and instruction that encourages students to be actively engaged in the learning process and results in high-end learning for all students.
Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a wide variety of students with different learning styles as well as different areas of strength and weakness. Incorporate individualized instructional accommodations as directed.
Utilize assessment and evaluations to guide instructional decisions; maintain accurate, up-to-date records and communicate results to students, parents, and appropriate others in a timely manner with regard to student progress and performance.
Collaborate, coordinate, and communicate with students, parents, colleagues, and administrators to ensure the highest level of learning for all students.
Serve as a Middle School adviser and complete all activities and assignments related to this role.
Communicate the progress and growth of a student in narrative form, using language that is clear and thoughtful, and follows common grammatical expectations.
Work diligently and promptly to maintain positive and productive home-school communication and strong working relationships with parents.
Perform professional duties efficiently, manage resources effectively, and meet deadlines set by the school.
Participate in and support the school’s admissions, development and community events and fulfill expectations for participation in school activities beyond the classroom.
Invest in one’s own professional learning and demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement of teaching practice.
Participate as an active, engaged member of the whole school community, reaching across classroom and divisional boundaries to create an enriching, exceptional, synchronized school experience for IDS students.
Perform other duties as assigned. These duties include, but are not limited to, student advising, recess duty, lunch duty, dismissal duty, weekend and evening events, chaperone duty, student supervision, service projects, schoolwide events, etc.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in education or a related field
Successful math/science teaching experience
Exceptional technology skills and proficiency with classroom technology
Thorough knowledge of math and science pedagogy and the use of technology in the classroom
Excellent oral, written, and presentational skills
The Independent Day School is a Pre-K – Grade 8 school located in central Connecticut (30 minutes from New Haven, 30 minutes from Hartford). Founded in 1961 by families associated with Wesleyan University and Choate, IDS has a long tradition of innovative, student-centered education focused on academic excellence and social-emotional learning. The recent development of four Centers of Excellence for Environmental Literacy, Global Citizenship and Cultural Studies, Creative Arts, and Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship provides faculty and administrators with new frameworks for curricular and instructional advancement.