Hutchison School, a PK2 ? 12 school for girls, seeks a full?time fifth grade Science teacher for the coming school year. Fifth grade science is a general science course that incorporates the scientific method, lab procedures, scientific writing and research, measurement, and an introduction to coding and robotics. Candidates should be conversant with current practices in science education including areas such as student?centered instruction, Next Generation Science Standards, and STE(A)M education.
Hutchison’s facilities included four dedicated middle school science labs, an innovation lab, a farm, a lake, and a VEX robotics studio. All middle school students participate in an annual Science Night, and our fifth grade science classes partner with the University of Memphis each year for a multi-week LEGO robotics residency.
The ideal candidate will have experience teaching upper elementary or middle school science in an independent school setting and will be comfortable teaching girls in a student?centered environment. A Bachelor’s degree is required and advanced degrees are preferred. Candidates should be passionate about both the field of science and the development of adolescent learners.
Founded in 1902, Hutchison is a vibrant leader in the Memphis community. While preserving timehonored traditions and respect for its founding on Christian principles and values, Hutchison welcomes faculty and students of all faiths and teaches appreciation for the differences among us. Within a structured and nurturing environment, Hutchison encourages each student to develop a lifelong joy of learning, to sharpen her intellectual curiosity, to cultivate artistic expression, and to strive for physical well?being. Students, administrators, parents, and teachers—the entire community—work together to develop each girl’s self?reliance and her commitment to our core values: integrity, respect, responsibility, honor, and excellence.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following electronically as separate documents to email@example.com
• Formal letter of application for the position;
• Current resume;
• Statement of educational philosophy and practice;
• List of at least five references with name, title, phone number and e?mail address of each.