LOWER/MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHING POSITION (Full-Time)
St. Michael's Episcopal School
February 28, 2018
Full Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
St. Michael’s Episcopal School seeks a qualified full-time science teacher for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a ten-month position, beginning in August.
The position’s primary responsibilities will be to:
teach science to students in sixth, fifth and fourth grades,
serve as a middle school advisor; and
participate, as background provides, in school life through clubs and co-curricular activities.
The successful candidate will have…
excellent verbal and written skills, and ability to communicate effectively with students, parents and colleagues;
a minimum of 3 years experience teaching science, preferably in lower and middle school;
a bachelor’s degree in education, science, or a STEM-related field. An advanced degree is preferred, though not required.
The ideal candidate will have…
used a variety of instructional strategies and assessment methods to meet the cognitive and affective needs of all students;
worked cooperatively with colleagues on a consistent basis;
integrated technology effectively into student learning;
demonstrated kindness, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, investment in continued learning and professional growth, and a passion for supporting children as they grow and learn;
worked actively to cultivate an inclusive environment and support a school community grounded in empathy, social responsibility, and an appreciation and respect for individual differences;
employed effective classroom management skills;
demonstrated an embrace of the International Baccalaureate approach to learning as well as a track record of modeling the characteristics detailed in the IB learner profile;
mentored middle school-aged students to support their personal and social-emotional growth;
demonstrated success in significantly growing students’ capacity to be curious about and investigate via the scientific method the world around them;
experience learning and teaching across a variety of scientific contexts including physical, chemical, life, and earth sciences; and
directed/coached school activities/clubs/sports outside of the classroom -- with particular weight toward FLL Robotics or similar programs.
St. Michael’s Episcopal School provides children with superior academic instruction in an environment that acknowledges and develops the Christian values of kindness, respect, acceptance, integrity, responsibility, resilience, and compassion. The K-8 co-educational community is small enough (375 students and 48 faculty-staff) for everyone to know one another, and large enough to provide rich curricular and co-curricular opportunities. Its student-teacher ratio is 11:1, and average class size 18 to 19 students. The Middle School is located on a stunning 70-acre campus. In 2018, the Lower School will move into a brand new building on this campus. Students hail from 30 different zip codes. Founded in 1957, St. Michael’s is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). St. Michael’s values diversity as an important element of serving its mission and thus considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
As Richmond’s oldest independent school south of the James River, St. Michael’s Episcopal School strives to provide children with superior academic instruction in an environment that acknowledges and develops Christian values.Our academic community is small enough for adults and children to know one another, but large enough to provide exciting opportunities in the arts, sports, clubs and robotics. We are proud of our graduates who are praised by high school guidance counselors and admission directors for their academic achievement and enthusiasm for learning. Our K-8 co-educational school draws students from Richmond City and the surrounding counties of Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, Chesterfield and Powhatan. St. Michael’s offers two classes per grade with a faculty ratio of 1:11. Most classes average 20 students.The Lower School, which serves approximately 240 kindergarten through fifth graders, is located on the fourteen acre Bon Air Campus in Chesterfield County. The Middle School, which serves approximately 135 sixth through eighth graders, is located just 10 minutes away on the scenic thirty acre W.E. and Dale Harman Singleton Campus. Established in 1957 by St. Michael’s Epis...copal Church, St. Michael’s is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).