St. Paul’s School for Girls is pleased to announce an opening for a full time Upper School
St. Paul’s School for Girls is an independent, all girls’ college-preparatory school enrolling 415 students in grades five through twelve, founded in 1959, in the Episcopal tradition. St. Paul’s Plus, a division of St. Paul’s School for Girls, is an educational childhood program for ages six weeks through Pre-K. St. Paul’s School for Girls educates hearts and minds in an inclusive community that is grounded in the Episcopal values of respect, integrity, and spiritual growth. We empower voice, nurture intellectual curiosity and creativity, and inspire confident leaders who serve in the world.
The successful candidate will be a creative, passionate, and exceptional high school science teacher with a strong educational background who is primarily able to teach chemistry and physics, and electives as needed. This highly versatile individual must be well-versed and current in 21st century science instruction, pedagogy, and content. Through a variety of instructional techniques, including project-based learning, hands-on lab experiences and authentic assessments, our ideal candidate will engage and inspire students at all levels. He or she will model a love for science, scientific inquiry, scientific thinking, and critical inquiry. Classes taught by this individual will be rigorous, relevant, innovative, and student-centered. A bachelor’s degree in science is required; a master’s is preferred.
The successful candidate will
- Inspire students to be curious about learning within the classroom and outside the classroom
- Foster, within his or her students, a passion for research, exploration, experimentation, and inquiry
- Employ instructional methods that meet the needs of a diverse range of learners
- Be willing to personalize learning for students
- Be able to prioritize what students must learn and achieve within the curriculum
- Be able to communicate early and often with students and parents about student progress
- Integrate technology intentionally and meaningfully in his or her instruction and be comfortable teaching in a one-to-one laptop environment
- Work collaboratively with members of the science department to create and reshape curriculum
- Work collaboratively with members of other departments on interdisciplinary initiative
- Have at least 6 years of classroom instructional experience
In addition to teaching, this faculty member will contribute in other significant ways to the work of the community as needed, including, but not limited to serving as a student advisor and club mentor. SPSG supports the model of the teacher-coach as it scaffolds student development and connection, and thus the School is especially interested in candidates with coaching experience and/or those who are able to demonstrate initiative and serve as coaches in a variety of significant ways outside of the classroom. Other supervisory responsibilities and duties are shared among faculty members.