The STEM Teacher is responsible for developing, implementing, assessing and modifying a dynamic STEM program for students across all grades that aligns with Congressional School’s mission, vision, and values. The STEM Teacher will teach a combination of elementary school science and middle school STEM electives in robotics, design, computer science and/or engineering. The STEM Teacher will work collaboratively to develop curriculum that strives for interdisciplinary connections, enhances existing programs, and complements existing STEM initiatives. The STEM Teacher is positive, collaborative, innovative, and passionate.
Duties and Responsibilities
Teach a combination of elementary science, and middle school STEM electives in robotics, design, computer science and/or engineering.
Provide a hands-on, inquiry-based learning experience tailored to individual student needs.
Collaboratively plan, observe classes, and design cross-curricular projects with members of a dynamic Congressional faculty..
Collaborate and co-teach with colleagues.
Responsible for managing and maintaining the design lab and equipment.
Create a classroom environment that is safe, conducive to learning and is appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
Employ a variety of instructional techniques, instructional media, and assessments
Establish and communicate clear objectives for all lessons, curricular units, and projects.
Coordinate and help organize special science and STEM events/activities.
Maintain a high level of awareness regarding research and recent developments on programs that will benefit students in STEM
Perform other related duties as required and assigned by the Division Director
Bachelor’s degree in math, science, engineering, computer science, or related field; Master’s degree in related field preferred.
Minimum 3 years teaching experience in an elementary and/or middle school setting
Knowledge of current theories, techniques and methodologies of STEM.
Proficiency in application of educational technology
Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative environment
A growth mindset, sense of humor, warm personality, strong initiative, and excellent organizational and communication skills
Founded in 1939, Congressional School is an independent, co-ed, day school in Falls Church, Virginia, serving 350 students and 2,000 campers annually through our academic and summer programs. A diverse and caring community, Congressional draws families from all over Northern Virginia and prepares students through a rigorous, but developmentally appropriate, curriculum infused... with numerous opportunities for exploration and growth. Our graduates find success in high school and matriculate to local public, private, magnet and faith-based schools, as well as, boarding schools.
We ignite the spark in young learners to become great thinkers and leaders who will positively impact our world.
We provide an inspirational and challenging student-centered educational experience within our diverse and supportive community where children question, collaborate, create, and lead.
We believe that strong character is essential to being a great thinker and leader. These core values reflect our aspirations as individuals and as a community: Integrity, Kindness, Perseverance, and Respect.