We are a school of inquiry, innovation and impact. Grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college ready, globally competitive and engaged citizen leaders.
Since 1972, Mount Vernon has grown as an independent school community serving students and families in Sandy Springs, Atlanta, and beyond. Informed by the school’s strategic plan MVx. Mount Vernon’s Upper School will launch a new modular schedule in 2018-2019. In August 2019, the Upper School will open the doors to a brand new building for Grades 9-12.
Mount Vernon Presbyterian School seeks a dynamic and forward-thinking educator to join an already outstanding Upper School team for the 2018-2019 school year. This individual may initially teach some combination of:
Chemistry (Possible College Prep, Honors Option, Advanced Placement)
Physics (Possible College Prep, Honors Option, Advanced Placement)
Environmental Science (Possible College Prep, Honors Option)
Ecological Literature (Possible College Prep, Honors Option)
In program development for the near future, these individuals will work with math, science and arts faculty to develop STEAM-learning opportunities for students. Additionally, they will serve as an advisor and PLC team member, contributing to the broader life of the School through coaching and/or sponsoring extracurricular programs.
Some of the Upper School’s recent demonstrations of STEAM learning include building 3-D prototypes in the School’s newly constructed makerspace, showcasing an eco-art exhibit created by environmental science students, developing mobile apps, partnerships between our Technology Engineering and Design (TED) and 3D art courses and a bicycle project where our TED students partnered with AP Physics and Honors Algebra II students.
This individual will:
Be a curious and collaborative educator dedicated to facilitating and encouraging the growth of students and colleagues.
Provide meaningful instruction in Upper School science courses using a variety of research-based and innovative teaching methods.
Collaborate with faculty across disciplines to facilitate interdisciplinary and project-based learning experiences.
Possess strong character with an absolute drive for excellence, a team-oriented spirit, and a commitment to meeting the academic and social needs of students.
Demonstrate a high level of competency in multiple Mount Vernon Mindsets (e.g. Creative Thinker, Solution Seeker, Ethical Decision-Maker, Innovator, Collaborator, Communicator)
Show applicability of skills and behaviors across domains while reinforcing domain specific expertise
Employ visual and analytic tools to explore the edges of cross-domain research and creative work
Integrate design thinking into the scientific method and other forms of creative research
Assemble collaboratively produced, cross-disciplinary exhibitions of science and technology issues using controversies as a lens
Develop art and design-based practices that drive innovation and new ways of learning science and technology
General Teaching Responsibilities
Knowledge of the curriculum (subject specific if applicable) of courses being taught and of those throughout the program
Presentation of well-planned lessons with appropriate work within and outside of the classroom (with a focus on integration of subject areas, problem solving, and application)
Maintenance of accurate and comprehensive records of each student’s performance and progress
Care and nurture for the social and emotional needs of each student
Effective and timely verbal and written communication with parents pertaining to a child’s progress and needs as well as general information (through phone calls, newsletters, conferences, and progress reports)
Maintenance of an organized, pleasant, and inviting learning environment
Collaboration with colleagues in lesson planning as well as work on schoolwide goals
Active search and participation in professional growth opportunities
Creation of differentiated lessons to match the needs of each student in the classroom
Participation on Research & Design committee working toward schoolwide goals
Participation in duties (e.g. lunch, enrichment and carpool)
Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field; Master’s degree preferred
Experience as a teacher and teacher-leader with deep knowledge of pedagogy, curriculum, and child and adolescent development
Highly effective communicator in both written and spoken mediums
A skilled collaborator and team-builder, especially in diverse work settings
Ability to work collegially with multiple constituencies
Capacity to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a fast-paced and ambitious environment with minimal supervision
About Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
Established in 1972, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, serving students in preschool through grade 12, is located in the heart of Sandy Springs within the metropolitan Atlanta area on a 37-acre campus. Throughout the School's rich history, MVPS remains committed to offering an innovative educational experience for students to lead the future with confidence as they confront a fast-paced digitally based global marketplace. Mastering 21st century skills, driven by a vigorous college preparatory environment, reflects the world-class education received by students at Mount Vernon. The School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).