Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School
March 8, 2018
Full Time - Faculty
Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School, an independent co-educational primary school located in Washington D.C., seeks a full-time science teacher for the 2018-2019 academic school year.
Faculty Position Summary
Faculty at Beauvoir may be assigned a role as either a Specialist Teacher, Learning Resource Specialist, or Partner Teacher. Specialist teachers collaborate closely with Partner teachers and in some cases Learning Resource Specialist teachers. Direct supervision is managed by the designated administrative leader.
Duties and Responsibilities For Faculty of Science Position
Demonstrate a joy for learning and teaching
Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning
Develop schemes of work, lesson plans and projects that demonstrate a distinguished knowledge of science content and pedagogy appropriate for early childhood students
Develop and implement plans for the science curriculum (including various branches of science, including but not limited to the life and physical sciences, STEM, and earth/environmental science)
Plan and use appropriate instructional/learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflects accommodations for individual needs of students assigned
Use technologies in the teaching/learning process to support and enhance instruction and learning
Provide appropriate written/oral feedback on student work, and work with grade-level team to assign developmentally appropriate and relevant homework when appropriate.
Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies
Observe and assess student performance and development
Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development, including anecdotal notes and or written reports
Prepare required written formal and informal reports on student progress and development
Communicate necessary information regularly to student, colleagues and families regarding student progress and needs
FUNCTIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
(EX: BEST PRACTICES IN CONTENT AREA OR SPECIALTY)
Demonstrate a penchant for teaching early childhood children and helping them to achieve their fullest potential
Possess a thorough understanding of the curricular elements of scientific study, and a general knowledge of engineering and environmental science.
Demonstrate a love of teaching science and the desire to nurture and shape the lives of young students through inquiry and experimentation
Support disciplinary literacy and writing of evidence based statements with students
Demonstrate professional flexibility, a growth mindset and optimism
Demonstrate initiative, confidence, and joy in aspects of work and in front of colleagues, parents, and students
Demonstrate an ability and willingness to collaborate with other teaching professionals within the school community
Take initiative in building curriculum related to science, engineering, and outdoor education
Demonstrate a willingness and ability to learn more about a topic, strategy, or area of interest that students identify as interesting to their learning; design learning experiences around topics of student interest
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a field of science. Master’s degree in science education preferred.
At least three years of demonstrated experience in teaching.
Coursework and or professional training in early childhood development and fields of science.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Compatibility with the School’s values, Life Rules, mission and vision.
Passing periodic background checks, FBI background check and, at the discretion of the school,
drug and alcohol screening.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong writing and editing skills; ability to write and format professional correspondence, memos, and support documentation.
Mature judgment and discretion; ability to maintain confidentiality and composure under pressure.
Consistent and prompt attendance.
Compliance with the provisions of the Beauvoir Faculty & Staff Handbook
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and three references to the attention of:
Mr. Drew Mackay
Director of Specialists, Teaching and Learning
About Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School
At Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, we provide an extraordinary early childhood education in a diverse community that values every individual. Beauvoir’s program encourages creative, courageous learners and builds an enduring foundation for a lifelong spirit of inquiry and joy in learning.