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
The High School Science Teacher/Crew Leader will fulfill the following responsibilities:
Prepare for and teach all scheduled classes as determined by the daily school schedule and the Director.
Implement multi-disciplinary, experiential model into lessons and curricula that spans grade levels and content areas.
Submit weekly / daily lesson plans including learning targets, if asked by the Director or Instructional Guide.
Prepare for and implement at least 30-days of effective, travel-based fieldwork that is multidisciplinary in design and execution and collaborative with teaching team and students.
Ensure that standards, curriculum, instructional practices, and assessments are aligned to support the school mission and goals.
Create, document, and submit a scope and sequence for experiential and expedition-inspired lessons using a model agreed upon by the faculty, Instructional Guide, and Director.
Coordinate with experts, teachers, and other faculty to design and implement learning expeditions for multiple grade levels.
Regularly track, document and communicate student performance/achievement using agreed-upon assessment and evaluation instrumentation as directed by the Instructional Guide and Director.
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, narrative progress reports as determined by the annual school calendar and in accordance with the template used by the school.
Participate in multi-grade passage processes aimed at evaluating student competencies, content mastery, and readiness for grade-level advancement.
Be proactive in communicating with parents individually and collectively via meeting, phone, or email.
Develop and update a class and/or crew web portal consistent with other modes of communication, as agreed upon by the faculty and Director.
Support the messaging, vision, marketing of TEA 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.
Reflect upon performance as a TEA teacher using the teacher evaluation rubric and assessment practices driven by Director and Instructional Guide.
Identify and regularly participate in professional development opportunities that promote self-efficacy and the development of one’s skill set.
Exhibit positivity about the School, Faculty, Staff, Parents and Students.
Abide by TEA’s internal procedures including but not limited to finance, transportation, HR, admissions, marketing, fundraising, etc.
Attend Faculty/Staff Meetings and participate in school-wide events occasionally after hours.
Devote a reasonable amount of time to completing additional duties as assigned by the Director or designee.
Agree to and abide by the expectations outlined in the Tahoe Expedition Academy Employee Handbook.
Minimum Qualifications Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:
Bachelor’s degree in a science discipline.
At least 3 yrs. teaching and/or professional experience in the field of science and/or related professional education.
Must be able to present Next Generation Science Standards Curriculum and Cross-Cutting Concepts across multiple science disciplines and content areas 9-12th grade.
Strong background in multi-disciplinary and/or expeditionary and/or experiential education.
Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to work in collaborative teaching team.
Ability to develop connections and collaborate with other academic departments, and/or industry leaders.
Strong ability to provide and accept coaching and feedback from peers and school leadership.
Evidence of professional development and interest in additional professional development and growth.
Master’s or other advanced degree in a science discipline.
Experience in a professional field commensurate with academic training.
Certification or licensure to teach 9-12th grade science issued in the United States.
Additional certifications such as Special Education, STEM training, etc.
Current authorization to work in the United States. Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.
Current Wilderness First Aid certification, Wilderness First Responder certification more preferred.
Must be able to use a variety of equipment and classroom tools such as computers, copiers, typewriters, calculators, pencils, scissors, and equipment for children with special needs, etc. Must be able to exert a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Due to amount of time spent standing and/or walking, physical requirements are consistent with those for Light Work.
Tahoe Expedition Academy was founded by a group of educators and parents seeking to create an adventure based, experiential learning school for children in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Our mission is to empower students to reach their full potential by cultivating intellectual growth, character and confidence through engaging academics and outdoor adventures. Our program combines high-level academics, ...character building and hands on-exploration and adventure. Currently, our school serves students from PreK to High School and we are part of the Expeditionary Learning Network.