The ideal candidate will be an experienced and accomplished high school teacher who can teach Chemistry and Physics. The ability and willingness to teach a math course would be an additional asset . Teachers in the Upper School also serve as a mentor to a small group of students, moderate a co-curricular activity, and participate in Upper School activities that support the divisional program. He or she will be experienced in numerous modalities of instruction in which learning is academically rigorous as well as engaging, lively, and communication-based.
Responsibilities of an Upper School Teacher
The School’s faculty strives to set for its students an example of high ethical standards, moral behavior, and devotion to excellence. This responsibility involves the following:
To maintain a climate of trust and mutual respect which encourages students to risk the questions, the opinions and mistakes necessary to learn.
To offer students clear educational objectives for each course supported by appropriate assignments, activities and evaluation.
To accurately assess each student’s progress and inform the student, the parents, the academic mentor and the appropriate administrator immediately of any serious difficulty.
To show concern for and nurture the student’s intellectual, social, emotional, ethical, and aesthetic development.
As a science teacher it is also essential to:
Collaborate with other teachers teaching the same or similar core courses
Create activities and labs which help students understand both content and scientific inquiry
Explain, show and illustrate complex process in ways that all learners can understand
A teacher’s effectiveness in the programs of the School includes various activities in addition to teaching and classroom duties, such as readiness to act as a mentor, participation in and support of school activities, giving extra help to students who need it, communication of suggestions directly to the administration, encouragement of the efforts of colleagues, concern for the appearance of the classroom and of the grounds, promptness in meeting all School obligation, and flexibility and cooperation in furthering academic and extracurricular programs. Attendance at School activities, such as plays, concerts, athletic events, etc., is very strongly encouraged. Regular attendance at faculty meetings and open houses is expected and required.
Bachelor’s degree in science or related subject
Previous experience teaching a variety of science courses at the high school level
Proficiency with technology
Master's degree in related subject or education; California Single Subject Teaching Credential – Science
Previous experience working with ELL/international students
Experience teaching in 1-1 environment
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience, plus an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/matching 403b retirement plan, daily lunch.
About San Domenico School
At San Domenico, we believe that what students do with their education is as important as their academic performance. Everyday we encourage our students to not just study, but also to reflect on their learning, find their purpose, and celebrate in community, because an exceptional education, where values and academics join together, creates more than just great students – it develops great people. San Domenico is a K-12, co-ed school, with international boarding and day students in our Upper School.