Saint Andrew's Episcopal School has faculty openings in two separate, but somewhat interrelated discipline areas; K-8 Computer Science and Lower School Library. The school is willing to explore one full time role to cover both disciplines, or in the alternative split the roleinto two separate part-time positions. If combined, the prospective faculty would teach K-5 Computer Science and PK-5 Library with other existing faulty teaching Computer Science grades 6th through 8th. Separate, the school is soliciting candidates for a part-time K-8 Computer Science faculty and a part-time Lower School Library Teacher (grades PK-5). When applying, please indicate whether you are interested in a the Computer Science position, Lower School Library position, or a combined role.
K-8 Computer Science Faculty
SAES K-8 Computer Science Program
Saint Andrew's Episcopal School believes computer science is an essential discipline that should be taught in all primary and secondary schools. Via computer science, students learn design, logical reasoning, and problem solving - all valuable well beyond the computer science classroom. The SAES CS Program incorporates project-based learning, team teaching, inquiry-based learning, and a variety of electronic devices and software tools to expose students to diverse elements of a computer science curriculum. The CS Program also recognizes the supreme value of student agency and voice as one of the utmost keys to authentic and engaged learning. The SAES CS Program reflects this vital principle by exploring individual student interest and choice whenever possible.
We seek an experienced teacher with expertise in teaching Computer Science across lower and middle grades, incorporating computer science within a cross- disciplinary, project-based learning environment. This is a unique opportunity for a visionary teacher to join our team of educators with diverse backgrounds to develop an innovative and world class K-8 computer science and instructional design program. Saint Andrew's Episcopal School is committed to implementing a focused, intentional and modern computer science program that teaches concepts through several hand-picked programming languages and tools.
CS Faculty Position Qualifications
-University degree, ideally in a combination of computer science and education
-Minimum of three years teaching experience
-Successful teaching experience in primary and/or secondary school
-Thoroughly conversant with current thinking on teaching PK12 computer science, including the CSTA curriculum and other resources
-Excellent oral and written communication skills
-A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively
-Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced.
-A profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
-Checking in and out books and other materials
-Managing book inventory, including shelving and re-shelving
-Delivering thoughtful and engaging library-skills lessons
-Advising students on reading choices
-Being a positive and contributing member of the professional community
-Attending staff development and services, faculty meetings, grade level and other departmental meetings as required
-Collaborating with core subject area teachers on interdisciplinary projects
-A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
-Preference will be given to candidates who have a valid California certification as a Library Media Specialist or Teacher
-Experience in the field of education, especially early childhood development
-Good sense of humor and warm demeanor
-A love of reading and books
-A passion for working with children
The School Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School is committed to excellence in educating the whole student. We value the uniqueness of each and every child, celebrate their curious, creative, and social nature, and respect their desire for autonomy, competence, and fun. To meet these needs, we partner with families to uphold high expectations for learning and character and to foster student inquiry, reflection, and risk-taking in a safe, inclusive, and nurturing environment. By doing so, we aim to empower children to discover their personal best, to become confident, lifelong learners, and to contribute to the greater community.
Saint Andrew's Episcopal School values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds. All employment decisions are made without regard to unlawful considerations of race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other legally protected status.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references via email email@example.com. When applying, please indicate whether you are interested in a the Computer Science position, Lower School Library position, or a combined role.