The Lower School Science Teacher will work under the general administrative supervision of the Head of Lower School, the Chair of the Science Department; cooperate with the Homeroom Teachers within the Lower School; and will function as a fully involved, collaborative member of both the Lower School (LS) team (grades K-5), and the Science Department teams of teaching professionals.
The faculty member will teach a series of science topics to Lower School students. The faculty member will coordinate and administer effective and appropriate assessments of students’ learning and prepare reports of same.
The faculty member should enjoy working with younger children and have a true passion for teaching. This position demands energy, creativity, flexibility, a sense of humor, and a desire to collaborate with all the members of the LS faculty.
RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
Using approved curricular materials and methods consistent with Applewild’s philosophy and ethos, the faculty member plans and teaches science classes and very basic investigative and research skills
Uses, understands, updates, and analyzes the curriculum map to assess the effectiveness of curriculum materials and methods for excellence at the grade levels involved and for consistency and continuity throughout the department and the division.
Develops new curricula to better meet the needs of the students and updates maps accordingly, with an overall objective of creating numerous opportunities for students to exercise their developing facility in coordination and movement
Assesses and reports on student progress by actively communicating with students’ families using email, telephone, notes, checklists, grades, comments and parent conferences
Communicates effectively and sensitively with parents
Communicates effectively and collaboratively with fellow faculty and administration members on student progress and concerns
Attends and participates actively in faculty meetings and other committee meetings as needed
Non-teaching responsibilities as part of the LS team which may include, but are not limited to:
Lunch table supervision
Morning Drop Off supervision
Afternoon Car Pool supervision
There may be responsibilities delegated by the Head of School, Division or Department Head, or other members of the administration.
REQUIRED SKILLS, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, earth sciences, or a related physical science
2+ years of teaching experience
Demonstrated respect for children and the variety of possible learning styles
Demonstrated skill in developing curricula and balancing published materials with individually, personally created curricula
Demonstrated familiarity with current “best practices” in education
Demonstrated skills in working effectively and collaboratively as a team player
Effective communication skills, both oral and written
Demonstrated understanding of and appreciation for the various stages of child development
Demonstrated ability to define and articulate one’s philosophy of education
Equivalent combination of education, training and experience
PREFERRED SKILLS, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE:
Additional Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in a physical science discipline
Training in Responsive Classroom
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