Job Purpose: To plan, organize and present instruction and instructional environments that help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their educational and social development
Sugar Bowl Academy, a boarding and day school specializing in the academic and athletic development of competitive skiers in grades 8-12, seeks an innovative, energetic and dedicated upper school math/science teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. Rich content, innovative pedagogy, and authentic relationships are essential components of an SBA classroom. The ability to provide those elements while working collaboratively with colleagues and placing the best interest of our student-athletes at the heart of the classroom experience are vital to this position. A B.S. in math, science, or a related field is required. A Master’s degree and three or more years of teaching experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will have the capacity to teach math through calculus as well as physics. Sugar Bowl Academy is a residential and day school serving 70+ students in grades 8-12 located eight miles from the town of Truckee, California. As such, the faculty is intimately involved in the curricular and co-curricular programs at the school. Candidates should be committed to Sugar Bowl Academy’s unique education environment; willing to contribute to the greater success of SBA’s community and programs. For more information regarding Sugar Bowl Academy’s academic, athletic, and residential programs visit www.sbacademy.org. Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Ryan Aldrich, Head, Sugar Bowl Academy, PO Box 68, Norden, CA 95724 or via e-mail to email@example.com.
Summary of Roles and Responsibilities:
Teacher will fulfill the following responsibilities:
Prepare for and teach all scheduled classes as determined by the daily school schedule and the Director and/or Head of School.
Submit weekly / daily lesson plans
Ensure that standards, curriculum, instructional practices, assessment, and curriculum are aligned to support the school mission and goals.
Create, document and submit a scope and sequence for courses using a model agreed upon by the Academic Dean.
Utilize the adopted curricula for science, math as the primary structure for teaching those subjects.
Regularly track, document and communicate student performance/achievement.
Administer diagnostic assessments to identify specific areas of students’ need (i.e. literacy remediation, recovery and intervention.) Designate targeted goals and objectives for student improvement in specified areas of need.
Complete quarterly report cards as determined by the annual school calendar and in accordance with the template used by the school.
Be proactive in communicating with parents individually via meeting, phone, or email.
Support the messaging, vision, marketing of SBA within the community, country, and world.
When issues arise (behavioral, emotional, psychological, family crisis, community crisis, etc.) be active in addressing the issues with school counselor in a supportive role.
Identify and regularly participate in professional development opportunities that promote self-efficacy and the development of one’s skill set.
Devote a reasonable amount of time to understanding internal processes and procedures. Abide by TEA’s internal procedures including but not limited to finance, transportation, HR, admissions, marketing, fundraising, etc.
Attend Faculty/Staff Meetings, participate in school-wide events.
Devote a reasonable amount of time to completing additional duties as assigned by the Director or designee, including but not limited to leading at least one After School Club and an additional duty (i.e. committee membership, program leadership, etc.)
Agree to and abide by the expectations outlined in the SBA Employee Handbook.
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:
Teaching experience and/or professional experience in the field of math and/or related professional education.
Must be able to present Common Core based curriculum for multiple levels including Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre Calculus, Calculus, and Statistics in support of online learning platform .
Candidates should also be prepared to develop supplemental resources and interdisciplinary projects that engage students in authentic real world learning.
Ability to individualize instruction is a must, as students from multiple levels will be present within the same classroom.
Have a background and/or strong interest in additional STEM-related fields (computer science, engineering, data analysis, etc.)
Individuals who are interested in developing applications and learning experiences that bridge all of the STEM domains
Master’s degree in math, computer science, or a closely related field.
Enthusiasm to engage and lead teen learners in and out of the classroom.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to work well with a team and independently.
Ability to develop connections and collaborate with other academic departments, and/or industry leaders.
Motivation to provide enrichment experiences for students, such as academic competitions and clubs.
Proficient in using technology to enhance learning in the classroom.
Must be able to use a variety of equipment and classroom tools such as computers, copiers, typewriters, calculators, pencils