Derby Academy, a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 co-educational day school located in Hingham, Massachusetts, seeks a collaborative and enthusiastic teacher Science Department Head beginning in August 2018. Rooted in the school’s motto, “Improve Both Mind and Heart,” Derby provides students with a joyful and rigorous academic environment.
The Derby Academy science department values an inquiry-based science that has students formulating questions about the world around them and seeking out the answers through scientific investigation. Students receive a solid foundation of scientific knowledge in life, earth and physical science. Real world, authentic applications of science are stressed throughout the program. Students are also encouraged to apply their knowledge toward being good stewards of the planet.
The ideal candidate will:
Share a deep passion for science;
Have a love of working with elementary and middle school-aged students;
Have enthusiasm, flexibility, and a desire to collaborate with colleagues both in the department and across disciplines;
Have a desire to develop curriculum that focuses on the real-world application of science and hands-on learning;
Provide activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, innovation, problem-solving, and the use of technology;
Create a supportive and caring classroom environment in which students can learn and interact positively with one another; through student-centered instruction, collaboration and authentic assessment;
Contribute to school life as a positive community member in ways that go beyond his/her role in the classroom.
A competitive salary and benefits package includes generous funding of professional development. At least five years of previous teaching experience and a master’s degree are preferred, but teacher certification is not required for consideration.
Derby Academy is committed to diversity in hiring and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability.
Derby Academy is a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 co-educational day school located in Hingham, Massachusetts. Rooted in the school’s motto, “Improve Both Mind and Heart,” the school provides students with a joyful and rigorous academic environment.