Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is seeking a full-time IB Physics teacher for the 2017/18 School Year!
Léman Manhattan is an international school whose global outlook utilizes the International Baccalaureate Programme as a foundation for educating students to be the successful leaders of tomorrow.
The IB Physics Teacher reports directly to the Head of Upper School. This position shall have direct oversight of the student body, inclusive of behavior management, academic protocols and guidance. Ability to connect with students, families, and to work as part of a dedicated team of individuals.
The IB Physics Teacher is responsible for:
Ability to articulate the Mission, Vision, and Values of the school, both verbally and in writing
Comprehensive knowledge of curriculum and instruction within the appropriate content area and/or grade level.
Ability to function as a student achievement advocate and advisor.
In depth understanding of all elements, goals, instructional best practice strategies, embodied in the Academic Plan, as well as the ability to clearly articulate the plan to parents and students.
Effective organizational skills including but not limited to lesson planning, implementing units of study, differentiating instruction, designing and implementing assessments.
Ability to monitor student progress and report information in a timely manner.
Ability to manage, delegate and monitor tasks.
Ability to mentor and coach students.
Highly developed collaborative leadership skills and the ability to work well with and through others.
Ability to prioritize and to expend allotted resources in alignment with stated academic priorities.
Implement the established curriculum as described in the Léman curriculum maps.
Maintain and update curriculum maps on Atlas Rubicon.
Select and plan appropriate learning and teaching activities that are in alignment with Léman’s standards and Academic Plan.
Exercise good classroom management with the use of fair and consistent standards and appropriate sanctions that are clearly articulated to the students.
Encourage students to ask questions and to express their difficulties.
Know and use a wide range of assessment strategies consistent with course content and objectives.
Provide reports on student progress and maintain open communication with ensuring that these reports are accurate and constructive
Differentiate instruction and assessment to meet the diverse needs of students
Identify students who need additional academic assistance and be able to refer such students appropriately.
Provide opportunities for student expression using spoken, written, and electronic forms of communication.
Develop lessons that engage students in higher order thinking.
Provide a safe learning environment in which students can take intellectual risks.
Use learning resources and technology to enhance lessons where appropriate
Create a stimulating and challenging learning environment with effective use being made of classroom displays.
Develop student cooperation and tolerance through group work.
Create an environment that fosters a global mind set.
Create an atmosphere of mutual respect.
Assist students in taking responsibility for their own actions.
Encourage students to set realistic goals and to use their time in a constructive and balanced manner.
Encourage students to participate in the co-curricula life of the school.
Assign homework that is meaningful and appropriate.
Follow Léman Professional Protocols.
Attend functions in support of school and community.
Maintain student portfolios and facilitate student led conference following division requirements.
Preferred Qualifications for this position are as follows:
Prior Physics teaching experience in the High School setting, preferably 3+ years of teaching IB Physics/Sciences
Knowledge of relevant technology as it relates to curriculum.
A demonstrated ability to work within a collaborative management context.
Contact: To be considered for a position, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references to Robert Spezzano, Head ofUpper School, at R.Spezzano@lemanmanhattan.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. To learn more about our school, please visit the website: www.lemanmanhattan.org.
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is an international learning community committed to educating, empowering and inspiring students from early childhood through 12th Grade to be confident, independent critical thinkers.
We equip young minds with the knowledge and skills they need to evaluate, compare and make thoughtful choices so they can become informed and engaged citizens of the world.
L...éman Manhattan Prep is enriched by our vibrant downtown location and the proven academic resources afforded us as a member of the Meritas Family of Schools.
We believe in the value of:
Learning to think critically
Achieving academic excellence
Personalizing learning according to each student’s unique learning style, goals, interests and strengths
Developing a global perspective
Promoting healthy minds and bodies
Respecting one’s self and others
Serving the local and global community
World views from every classroom
Offering “world views from every classroom” is at the heart of our school’s mission. We want our students to be rooted in their community but we also feel that we have a responsibility to help our children see beyond the Manhattan harbor and engage in a conversation with others around the world. Therefore, we encourage young minds to see the world from fresh perspectives and to remember that a vantage point will change depending on where one is standing. And as the only preparatory school in Manhattan with established sister campuses in Europe, Asia, Latin America and throughout the United States the opportunities for international exchange are endless.