St. Mark’s Episcopal School is conducting a search for a part-time science teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.
St. Mark’s, established in 1979, is a coeducational parish day school, now serving 475 students from age two through Grade 8 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The foundation of St. Mark’s program is to provide students with balanced exposure to academics, arts, athletics, and spiritual life. At all levels, our students will be, as our mission states, academically enriched in a nurturing Christian environment.
Sixth grade science follows an Earth science curriculum and capitalizes on students’ natural interest and curiosity about the world in which they live. Activities are carefully constructed to give students opportunities to hypothesize, follow scientific procedure, make observations, draw conclusions, and reflect through writing.
Qualified candidates should have experience designing relevant, stimulating, and challenging investigations that develop students’ skills and ability to problem solve, work collaboratively, and think critically. A firm understanding of inquiry-based and hands-on learning should drive instruction.
Ideal candidates are those who seek to partner with parents, collaborate with team members, demonstrate a commitment to professional growth, motivate students academically, and support students in developing their moral character. A firm understanding of differentiated instruction and 21st century skills should drive this candidate’s instruction. Qualified candidates should have the understanding and ability to respond to the distinct needs of middle school students, as communication with children of this age requires a healthy balance of structure, empathy, and humor.
Interested candidates should email Nicole Robison, Head of Middle School, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preferred Professional Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree in a related field. Advanced degrees preferred.
A love of science and a passion for teaching students to develop their own appreciation.
An understanding of best practices for teaching content area skills.
Previous middle school teaching experience.
Familiarity with independent school culture.
Comfort with a faith-based school.
Knowledge of authentic, age-appropriate technology integration.
An interest in leading co-curricular activities or coaching sports and chaperoning overnight trips.
About St. Mark's Episcopal School
St. Mark’s Episcopal School, a PK2 through eighth grade parish day school serving approximately 470 students, is located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The School develops individual potential through passionate teachers and its exemplary academic, fine arts, and athletic programs. Service to others and the development of values essential to live a life of purpose are woven into the daily life of the School. The School’s mission of providing an academically enriched program in a nurturing Christian environment is the Episcopal way.