Gann Academy seeks candidates for a fulltime position teaching 9th grade conceptual Physics, and 12th grade Advanced Physics for the 2018-2019 school year. Successful candidates will have a passion for teaching Physics and a facility with advanced Physics topics, along with a strong commitment to a foundational 9th grade curriculum and the skills based teaching younger high school students require. Personal qualities such as creativity, curiosity, perseverance, flexibility, versatility, and resilience are desirable as are strong communication skills with both students and families.
It is an exciting time to join the Gann community. In its 21th year, Gann is mission-driven and innovative. The successful candidate will join a school deeply invested in progressive teaching, and a teaching community committed to collaborating, reflecting and growing in their teaching practice. Gann is committed to a diverse professional community. Professional engagement with diversity and multiculturalism informs both our pedagogy and our programming. The school is in the midst of a capital campaign to create more flexible and dynamic innovative teaching spaces, and opportunities exist for this position to work in conjunction with our new Computing, Design, and Fabrication department.
A bachelor’s degree in Physics or related topics is required, a master’s degree is preferred. In addition to a minimum of three years teaching experience and a strong background in curriculum design and pedagogy, the successful applicant will also have the following:
• A commitment to student-centered, skill-based science teaching. • Ability to successfully utilize multiple teaching modalities to reach a diverse set of learners. • Familiarity with general educational technology such as managing classroom documents, communication through a learning management system, and utilizing collaborative documents. • Ability to use science focused technology such as data collection probe ware, and . • An interest in progressive teaching practices such as blended learning, project-based learning, and mastery teaching. • A willingness to participate and engage in the life of the school through our robust student advising program, work with students groups or other duties.
About Gann Academy
Gann Academy is a pluralistic Jewish day school that challenges students to cultivate their talents and interests in all areas of human potential: intellectual, artistic, spiritual and physical. Our faculty, made up of both Jewish and non-Jewish educators, facilitate the student journey. We seek teachers who are committed to collaborating and growing in their teaching practice, supporting diverse learners in the classroom, and connecting with students outside the classroom, both formally and informally.