The Park School seeks an experienced teacher with a strong science background and a demonstrated commitment to working with elementary students K-5. This full-time position includes science teaching as well as co-teaching with and/or mentoring teachers. In addition, all Lower School faculty are full participants in the life of the division, attending faculty meetings and sharing duties.
Park’s Lower School is committed to progressive principles of education. Respect for children and confidence in their natural capacity to learn-and to enjoy learning- are key. The program at all grade levels centers on experiential learning within an integrated curriculum. Our approach emphasizes open-ended inquiry and problem solving, collaborative projects, and exposure to a wide range of learning activities and materials, anchored by a focus on essential understandings and attention to basic skills. All students study science connected to grade level themes.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Park salaries and benefits are highly competitive with those in other leading independent schools. For new appointments, salaries reflect experience and training equated to Park’s scales.
In addition to normal retirement and health benefits, the school offers the following distinctive programs:
Faculty and Curricular Advancement (FACA) Program:
This program supports summer professional work by faculty on a distinctive scale. Established in 1989, FACA is supported by a $5.6 million endowment; currently, over 40% of all Park faculty participate in projects annually. Grants cover full salary and benefits for group or individual projects selected through a formal review process. Grants range in length from one week to four weeks.
Under current policy, faculty and staff who have been employed at Park full-time for two years are eligible to receive full tuition remission for their children who attend Park. All candidates, including employee children, must meet Park’s standards for admission. (During the first two years of employment, faculty may apply for aid through the need-based financial assistance program.)
Send letter of interest, statement of educational philosophy, and resume. Please indicate whether you plan to attend any national recruitment forums. Please also indicate whether there are any special circumstances that will affect the timing of your search, availability for interviews, and decisions for the coming year.
Contact Person: Priscilla Morales, Associate Head of School
The Park School of Baltimore
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
Telephone: (410) 339-4159
The Park School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of age, race, color, sex/gender, national origin, citizenship status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance the requirements of all federal, state, and local laws.
· Orientation to a constructivist approach to science teaching, with emphases compatible with the school’s philosophy.
· Formal training in science (B.A./B.S. minimum; M.A./M.S. preferred)
· Knowledge of child development and experience teaching upper elementary age students
· Knowledge of science pedagogy and curriculum
· Demonstrated interest in curriculum development, assessment, and differentiated instruction
· Strong interpersonal skills needed to work collaboratively with other faculty and administrators
· Flexibility, strong organization, sense of humor
· Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply
About The Park School of Baltimore
Founded in 1912, Park School is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school with 830 students in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. The school’s core values, rooted in progressive educational philosophy, sustain an unshakable belief in children’s capacity to enjoy learning, to act rationally, and to grow when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers. A fundamental commitment to inclusiveness and equity guides all programs and activities.