St. Paul’s School for Girls is pleased to announce an opening for a full time Upper School
St. Paul’s School for Girls is an independent, all girls’ college-preparatory school enrolling 415 students in grades five through twelve, founded in 1959, in the Episcopal tradition. St. Paul’s Plus, a division of St. Paul’s School for Girls, is an educational childhood program for ages six weeks through Pre-K. St. Paul’s School for Girls educates hearts and minds in an inclusive community that is grounded in the Episcopal values of respect, integrity, and spiritual growth. We empower voice, nurture intellectual curiosity and creativity, and inspire confident leaders who serve in the world.
The successful candidate will be a creative, passionate, and exceptional high school science teacher with a strong educational background who is primarily able to teach chemistry and physcis, and electives as needed. This highly versatile individual must be well-versed and current in 21st century science instruction, pedagogy, and content. Through a variety of instructional techniques, including project-based learning, hands-on lab experiences and authentic assessments, our ideal candidate will engage and inspire students at all levels. He or she will model a love for science, scientific inquiry, scientific thinking, and critical inquiry. Classes taught by this individual will be rigorous, relevenat, innovative, and student-centered.
Exceptionally qualified and interested candidates may be considered for a department chair role. As department chair, the successful candidate will possess the ability to lead a team of middle and high school teachers collaboratively and by example and to articulate to all constituencies a vision for strong science instruction in the 21st century.
A bachelor’s degree in science is required; a master’s is preffered.
The successful candidate will
Inspire students to be curious about learning within the classroom and outside it
Foster, within his or her students, a passion for research, exploration, experimentation, and inquiry
Provide multi-modal experiences within and outside the classroom
Employ instructional methods that meet the needs of a diverse range of learners
Be willing to personalize learning for students
Be able to prioritize what students must learn and achieve within the curriculum
Be able to communicate early and often with parents and students about student progresss
Integrate technology intentionally and meaningfuly in his or her instruction and be comfortable teaching in a one-to-one laptop environment
Work collaboratively with members of the science department to create and reshape curriculum
Work collaboratively with members of other departments on interdisciplinary initiatives
Have at least 6 years of classroom instructional experience
Responsibilities Specific to the Department Chair Include
Collaboration with department members and members of the administrative team to develop a shared vision for excellence in science teaching
Being a thought-leader in the field of teaching science, disseminating information on the latest trends and topics in science instruction
Observing, coaching, and evaluating science department members
Reviewing the department’s scope and sequence and implement changes or new approaches necessary to equip students with the skills to be successful scientific thinkers beyond graduation
Synthesizing departmental feedback and data from classroom observations and assessments to inform departmental goals
Leading the department in staffing and hiring
Leading the department in integrating technology as it inspires and facilitates learning
Working closely with parents, teachers, and division heads when concerns arise to support the development and well-being of the student
Ensuring appropriate placement of students in science sections
Serving on the school’s Academic Council and work with other department chairs and administrators to establish and plan collective goals and initiatives
In addition to teaching, this faculty member will contribute in other significant ways to the work of the community as needed, including, but not limited to serving as a student advisor and club mentor. SPSG supports the model of the teacher-coach as it scaffolds student development and connection, and thus the School is especially interested in candidates with coaching experience and/or those who are able to demonstrate initiative and serve as coaches in a variety of significant ways outside of the classroom. Other supervisory responsibilities and duties are shared among faculty members.
Therefore, this individual must possess strong communication skills; be well-versed in school life and pedagogy; and understand the developmental needs of girls.
This position is 100% full-time and a 10-month position. Salary is commensurate with experience. The successful candidate is eligible for full benefits package including, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, disability, flexible spending and 403(b). Additional benefits include AFLAC, free lunch, dry cleaning service delivery and fitness center. Tuition remission is also available for full-time employees for 50% reduction in tuition fees at St. Paul’s School for Girls, St. Paul’s School and at St. Paul’s Plus’ Pre-School program for children ages two years old and older.
To apply for the position, please forward cover letter, resume and list of references to Shannon Duckett, Human Resources Director, at email@example.com. SPSG is an equal opportunity employer.
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