The Madeira School is seeking a STEAM Specialist for the 2018-2019 school year. The successful candidate will support and achieve the School's mission and vision by effectively facilitating learning in student-centered college preparatory classrooms. The successful candidate will be instrumental in developing an interdisciplinary approach to STEAM programming and working across academic departments. The Madeira STEAM program encourages students to engage in an iterative process of designing and creating, thereby developing skills in both problem solving and inquiry.
Teach, design and develop curriculum, support faculty, coordinate, align and provide vision for STEAM curricular activities in the context of the School's academic program
Plan and prepare innovative and rigorous instructional content
Develop curriculum that aligns with and extends STEAM initiatives
Have the content knowledge and personal flexibility to teach well a range of students
Work collaboratively with a team of faculty, colleagues, administrators and parents
Maintain accurate student records such as grades and comments and communicate such data in accordance with the Academic Calendar and School expectations
Perform all duties associated with advising
Know how girls learn and use this knowledge to guide instructional and curricular decisions; apply principles of mind, brain and education science when teaching, developing curriculum, and assessing student learning
Develop interdisciplinary projects and courses in collaboration with other members of the STEAM departments
Support and act in accordance with the school's mission and values
Ability to teach coding, robotics, design thinking, and digital technology
Experience in writing and designing curriculum a plus
Ability to demonstrate growth mindset, optimism, and belief that all students can learn required
Self-starter with the ability to innovate and think creatively about education
Ability to inspire students and encourage creative thinking
Ability to make contribution to the School outside one's academic department, including to activities program, residential program (periodic weeknight/weekend duties), and interdisciplinary offerings
Leadership ability in the use, adaptation, and introduction of a wide-array of technology as tools to support and deepen student learning and instruction
Be a practitioner of diversity, equity and inclusion
Uphold the School's professional standards including punctuality, courtesy and discretion
About Madeira School
Founded in 1906, The Madeira School is one of the nations’ top secondary schools for girls. Located just outside Washington DC, Madeira enrolls approximately 315 boarding and daygirls in grades 9-12. The school has a long tradition of rigorous academics and one of the country’s oldest Experiential Learning programs, currently known as Co-Curriculum.
As an all-girls college preparatory boarding and day school, The Madeira School is dedicated to providing girls with a top-notch education and the skills to lead lives of their own making. At Madeira, you will find an extraordinary faculty that engage and challenge the minds of our students.
Lucy Madeira founded her school with the belief that it is our duty and privilege to help young women to understand their changing world and to have the confidence to live lives of their own making, their own passions, their own dreams.
Launching women who change the world.
Leading innovation in girls’ education.
Our Strategic Goals:
Make Madeira the 21st century leader in girls’ education.
Bring the world to Madeira and Madeira to the world?
Advance our inclusive culture that flourishes in diversity.
Protect and enhance Madeira’s environment and facilities.
Assure Madeira’s financial sustainability.