Full-Time High School Science & Social Science Position
High School Science Teacher (9th grade Physical Science/9th grade “Big History”)
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes health, dental, vision and 403B
Location: Sedona, AZ USA
Employer: Verde Valley School
Type: IB Boarding School
Preferred Education Level: B.A. and/or Masters degree in the sciences
Verde Valley School is a small (120 students), independent boarding and day school serving grades 9 – 12. We are an International Baccalaureate World School, and our student body is 50% international. Our guiding principles include academic excellence, intercultural understanding, environmental stewardship, physical labor and service to others. Please visit our web site for more information at www.vvsaz.org
Verde Valley School seeks a skilled and enthusiastic high school science teacher to teach 9th grade Physical Science and 9th grade “Big History”(https://school.bighistoryproject.com) in a rigorous academic setting. Teachers at Verde Valley School employ experiential, student-centered methods to engage students in the study of science and social science.
The ideal candidate is someone who truly loves working with adolescents and is ready to fully immerse in all facets of boarding school life on our rustic desert campus. In addition to classroom teaching, each faculty member supervises students one evening per week, one weekend per month, and twice each week for campus work jobs. Each faculty member leads one extracurricular activity or sport twice each week and is responsible for advising 4-5 students. Most faculty members lead a 2-week wilderness & service trip throughout the Southwest each November. Meals in our dining hall are provided. On-campus housing may be available, space-permitting.
Preference is given to candidates who have:
Experience teaching high school science using an inquiry-based approach
Experience working in a residential setting
Experience and enthusiasm for living and teaching in diverse communities
Experience teaching non-native English speakers
Experience coaching and/or leading outdoor activities
This position begins August 2018.
Please send cover letter and resume via email with subject heading: “Science Position Application” to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or faxes please.
Pre-employment background check is required.
Additional Salary Information: Salary DOE.
About Verde Valley School
Verde Valley School is a small, independent, boarding and day school serving grades 9-12. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is our main curriculum, and the student body is 50% international. VVS’s guiding principles include academic excellence, intercultural understanding and service to others. Please visit our website for more information at www.vvsaz.org.