At The Benjamin School we believe that good teachers set high standards for their students and then do everything they can to help them achieve those standards. We are looking for teachers who will help our students become self-directed, independent learners with superior academic collegiate skills.
Specifically, we are seeking a full time, dynamic teacher who understands how to teach Pre-Algebra and Algebra to the regular and advanced Middle School student. This ideal candidate will focus on developing positive relationships with both students and their parents. This candidate will also be able to incorporate several styles of teaching and use varied approaches when presenting the material. This person must have a desire to work with students in a challenging, college-preparatory environment; he or she should possess strong interpersonal and written communications skills. A strong desire to work with students outside of the classroom is a necessary qualification. Creating a healthy teamwork environment in the classroom and working as an effective member of the Middle School faculty team are also essential skills. A passion for working with Middle School level students is essential.
General Professional Qualifications:
The most desirable candidates will have the following background or comparable experience:
Minimum three years teaching Pre-algebra, Advanced Pre-algebra, Algebra I and Algebra I Honors at the Middle School level
Advanced degree preferred
Experience with project-based teaching and collaborative learning
Experience integrating technology into the curriculum
Ability to engage parents as a partner in the student’s education experience
Ability to use a variety of communication/teaching styles and methods
A proven willingness to experiment with different teaching strategies
A history of continued growth and development as an educator
A history of effective collaboration with colleagues
Desire to hold students to a high and clearly articulated standard of performance
Desire to interact with students outside of the classroom in Middle School level co-curricular activities: coaching, clubs, after-school study programs, etc.
Contact Person: Please email a resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Benjamin School is an independent, non-affiliated day school for pre-kindergarten to 12th grade students in Palm Beach County. The School resides on two campuses; the 14 acre Lower and Middle School campus in North Palm Beach and the 50 acre Upper School campus in Palm Beach Gardens. Approximately 144 teachers and associates are responsible for about 1135 students. The Lower School currentl...y serves 452 students in grades Pre-K 3 through 5; the Middle School enrolls 230 in grades 6-8; and the Upper School has 453 students in grades 9-12. The School’s rigorous and varied program prepares its students for acceptance to 4-year colleges.
The Benjamin School’s core is academics, with a balanced emphasis on athletics and the arts. The Lower School challenges students with an academic program that includes, among other strong elements, highly developed research-based instruction in language arts and mathematics and a strong Pre-K 3 to 5th grade world language program. In the Middle School students are challenged with a wide variety of college preparatory courses including advanced world language instruction, Algebra I and Geometry and advanced science programs. At the Upper School campus, the faculty offers courses on three levels: regular, honors, and AP.
Each May the School administers 449 or more AP examinations to all of the students enrolled in its 24 AP courses. In May, 2015 eighty-two percent of those tests received qualifying scores of at least a 3, and 87 percent of the students taking the tests earned at least one 3 or better. Seventy-four percent of the seniors in the class of 2015, took one or more AP course,. The Upper School also has more than 50 semester electives. Students can study Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese to satisfy their language requirement.
In all three divisions, students have many opportunities to be involved in dance, instrumental (including strings) and vocal music, drama, and the visual arts. Students in all three divisions also have a physical education program, and those in the Middle and Upper Schools must participate in one or more team sports.
The School makes extensive use of technology in its programs. Almost all classrooms have an interactive whiteboard (Smartboard or Epson), and all computers on both campuses have internet access via a school-wide Wireless access. The fourth and fifth grade students bring iPads to school each day. The Middle School has a BYOD program, and in the Upper School all students own and use laptops or iPads. The School also provides specialized computers for video editing, digital graphics, desktop publishing, and the language lab.
Please visit our website at www.thebenjaminschool.org for more information about our school.