Full-time Middle School Science Teacher (Grades 7 & 8)
Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences, an EL Education school, is seeking an innovative, dynamic, collaborative middle school science teacher with a strong background in teaching Science, and additionally mathematics.
The middle school program is in the midst of an exciting evolution as we consider options for integrated teaching and learning in science and math. We are especially interested in candidates who can teach both subjects as we plan for future program innovations. The middle school science program engages students with a hands-on curriculum that is grounded in real-world scientific examples. Students receive a solid foundation in the scientific disciplines of chemistry, physics and biology.
The exceptional middle school science teacher has a strong understanding of best practices in teaching and working with adolescents. A deep understanding of middle school philosophy and a commitment to the academic and social/emotional growth of students is essential.
The successful candidate will understand the developmental needs of adolescents (ages 12-14) and combine her or his knowledge of Mathematics with humor, energy, and a desire to inspire middle school students, and model and promote the school's character traits of compassion, courage, respect, trust, honesty and stewardship. Additionally, the successful candidate must be flexible and an excellent communicator and collaborator.
Other important aspects of the position include:
Teaming with colleagues to help further differentiate instruction, focusing on challenging, enriching, and supporting a diverse group of learners
Acting as a caring and committed Crew teacher and Advisor
About Our School Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences is committed to educational excellence, seeking to develop students who are recognized for superb academic performance and for their ability to work creatively with others to recognize and solve problems. Arts & Sciences students are compassionate, creative, and contributing members of the local community who exemplify the EL Education ideal of citizen scholars.
Located in the high desert mountains of Santa Fe, NM, Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences is well connected to our surrounding community and environment. Santa Fe is rich in its diversity, culture, and history, which provides many opportunities for students to build relationships with experts and organizations outside of our school. Our campus has many opportunities for outdoor learning and constant collaboration among age groups and faculty.
Our teaching community is diverse in their tenure with the school; many have been here for many years, while others have recently joined Arts & Sciences. All teachers are committed to helping every student pursue their passion while honoring everyone's learning style. Teachers are empowered to create and revise the curriculum to implement best practices and grow in our craft. Our interdisciplinary learning expeditions, professional development and collaboration as a team, make learning a joyful and powerful experience at Arts & Sciences.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develop curriculum and activities that align with the school's academic standards, mission, and vision
Create, maintain and promote a safe, nurturing learning environment that responds to students' academic, social, and emotional growth
Maintain and communicate high academic and personal expectations for all students
Incorporate direct instruction, discussion, projects, and cooperative work to engage all students, keep classes focused, and infuse a lasting desire to learn
Develop and maintain student portfolios in accordance with school standards and philosophy
Develop and use a variety of assessments that measure progress toward academic goals
Plan and initiate field trips and extracurricular activities
Attend staff and divisional meetings, workshops and conferences
Professional Development Teachers at Arts & Sciences develop a culture where professional development is expected and embedded in the daily fabric of our school. Professional development includes large group presentations, grade level or team meetings, workshops, peer observations, team teaching, and offsite institutes and workshops.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and a list of three references by Monday, April 30, 2018 to:
To find out more information regarding Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences, please visit our website at www.santafeschool.org
Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences places a high value on creating a diverse faculty and staff that reflects the cultural richness of our state, our country, and our world. The school is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions, including those related to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and recognition of individuals on the basis of their ability and job-related qualifications and without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other classification proscribed under applicable federal, state, or local law. Diversity among faculty and administration as well as among students is actively sought. The school complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application/interview process are requested to contact the school in order to arrange such accommodation.
Qualifications and Attributes
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Science Education, or Science-related content area, or related field
Experience teaching middle school science courses including Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science
Experience with STEAM/STEM curriculum and/or involvement with extra-curricular STEAM/STEM activities a huge plus
Experience teaching middle school students Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry & Algebra II
Have a deep passion for science and mathematics
Understanding of learning styles and differentiated instruction
Ability to design hands-on, experiential learning activities that advance learning and present real-life opportunities
Ability to work with technology to support, supplement and enhance teaching and learning
Affinity and enthusiasm for working with adolescents
Excellent communication skills
Capacity to inspire others
Strong work ethic
Willingness to learn and improve professionally
Sound judgment and emotional maturity
Ability to collaborate and work with a team
Willingness to engage in all aspects of the Arts & Sciences community
Additional Salary Information: Medical Benefits (100% premium for employee, 50% dependent)
Retirement after 36 months (Simple IRA, employer contribution 2%)
About Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences
SFSAS is committed to educational excellence, seeking to develop students who are recognized for superb academic performance and for their ability to work creatively with others to recognize and solve problems. SFSAS students are compassionate, productive, creative and contributing members of the local community who exemplify the EL Education ideal of citizen scholars. To find out more information regarding Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences, please visit our website at www.santafeschool.org