Convent of the Sacred Heart is an independent, Catholic day school for girls from kindergarten through grade 12 with a coed preschool and prekindergarten. With a beautiful view of the Long Island Sound from our 118-acre campus in Greenwich, Connecticut, our 740 students carry on the Sacred Heart tradition of academic excellence and development of the mind, body and spirit. We are currently seeking an Upper School Chemistry teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.
Position: Upper School Chemistry Teacher
Reports to: Head of Upper School
FLSA Status: Exempt
The Chemistry Teacher in Upper School is responsible for providing a stimulating and developmentally appropriate educational environment in a way that is in accordance with the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education and the philosophy that implements it. This philosophy includes providing children opportunities to develop spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills. The Chemistry Teacher has the following responsibilities:
• Teaching 4 sections of College-Prep Chemistry (10th grade); focusing content on classifying matter, atomic structure, chemical bonding, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, thermodynamics, phase changes, equilibrium, and acids/bases.
• Serving as an advisor to a group of Upper School students
• Organizing and providing developmentally appropriate educational programs and instruction; planning and implementing curriculum and differentiated instruction for Upper School students
• Providing activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem-solving appropriate to the developmental levels and learning styles of his/her students
• Planning and preparing supportive and caring classroom environment in which children can learn and interact positively with one another; overseeing instruction and authentic assessment; supervising children in the classroom
• Interacting with parents; maintaining open and cooperative communication with parents and families, encouraging their involvement
• Participate in regular Upper School and departmental meetings and perform various faculty supervisory duties