Delivers STEM-oriented instruction through project-based learning methods.
Employs a variety of instructional techniques, instructional media, and performance assessments, which guide the learning process toward curriculum goals and student learning.
Uses technology to promote learning, creativity, and collaboration.
Works directly with the Head of School, and Middle School faculty team in the development, implementation, and evaluation of STEM initiatives and curriculum
Organizes, develops, and coordinates special STEM events/activities.
Coaches teachers on STEM initiatives and instructional best practices in the STEM areas.
Serves as liaison to prospective or selected STEM vendors, to determine the best resources, options and innovations that will optimize the learning experience for students and staff.
Initiates new programs that support the STEM vision.
Shares STEM events and activities through social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Attends professional development and training related to STEM programs and methodologies, staying abreast of current research.
A bachelor’s or master’s degree in mathematics and/or science and/or STEM preferred or related field or National Board Certification (Robotics and Coding a plus).
Classroom teaching experience with project and problem-based learning, and curriculum planning.
Excellent oral and verbal communication and writing skills.
A track record in the use of a rich array of instructional methods, the analysis and use of data and technology to improve instruction, and the ability to build professional relationships, solve problems, and plan collaboratively.
Proficiency with current trends in educational technology.
Organizational and time management skills that will bring structure and accountability to the position.
Proven ability to apply science and math content knowledge, formative assessment, and technology integration at a high level.
Deep understanding of student learning theory, brain-based learning, and differentiated instruction.
Deep understanding of NGSS and Common Core Curriculum (knowledge of gifted education and trends a plus).
Proven ability to collaborate positively and effectively with teachers regarding student learning.
Desire to continue learning “what works” in classroom instruction with a “can do” and “do whatever it takes” attitude.
Communicate effectively with parents, administrator, students, and coworkers.
Exhibits the following core values and leadership skills:
Enthusiastic, confident, and a sense of humor.
Loyal and reliable - takes pride in quality work and teaching
Professional, independent, strategic, creative thinker and problem solver.
Empathetic and compassionate.
Flexible and collaborative.
Exceptional time and classroom management skills.
Supports the school and its leadership
Articulates positively and promotes the school's mission and philosophy.
Participates positively in the life of the school. Assists and attends school events/meetings and admissions events (tours and open houses) which may occur on evenings or weekends
Sustains and enhances The Spring Hill School’s positive climate, and respectful, supportive, and warm culture.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary
About The Spring Hill School
The Spring Hill School is a co-educational independent school with 156 students, toddler - 8th grade, located in Petaluma, California. At the core of The Spring Hill School, we seek to build a strong academic foundation that nurtures our children’s lifelong love of learning through an engaging and global curriculum and STEAM-based program.