Computer Science, Technology, and Robotics Teacher Grades 6-12
April 6, 2018
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
Full Time - Faculty
Math, Science, Technology
Ranney School is an Age 3-Grade 12 independent, college preparatory school based in Tinton Falls, NJ. Our school serves a diverse body of approximately 700 students from across Monmouth & Ocean Counties on the northern New Jersey shore. A secular, college-preparatory day school, Ranney is guided by a strong Board of Trustees, an experienced Head of School, Dr. John Griffith, and most notably, by a powerful mission and vision. Our mission is “To nurture intellectual curiosity and confidence to inspire students to lead honorably, think creatively and contribute meaningfully to society.” We envision Ranney School as a nurturing learning community, in which families, faculty, alumni and all of Ranney’s constituents collaborate to distinguish and value every child, foster individual talents, sustain powerful connections between children and adults, and graduate resilient, globally-minded citizens. We continue to foster an inclusive community that supports a spectrum of cultures, beliefs and talents to promote the intellectual growth and moral development of all members of our community. We are inspired by an awareness and appreciation for diversity, human dignity and interpersonal acceptance.
The Middle and Upper Schools seek a faculty member to work primarily in our Middle School, teaching both technology and computer science. The position requires coaching of our Middle School VEX robotics team as well. Because computer science has been so popular in our Upper School, we also would look to hire an educator who can teach 1-2 sections of computer science in our Upper School.
Candidates will ideally have a master’s degree and 3+ years teaching experience in a high school and middle school setting.
Key Skills and Qualities:
Adept at building and fostering strong relationships with students, colleagues, and parents.
Ability to teach several major computer science languages (Java, code.org App Lab, RobotC)
Collaborative spirit, enabling effective co-teaching and curriculum development with both MS and US colleagues.
Passion for STEAM and interdisciplinarity.
Ability to teach and coach Middle School robotics (requiring time after school and on weekends) in both a class setting and as an after-school activity. VEX experience is a plus.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Primarily through push-in to Middle School courses, teach MS students foundational technology and computer science skills.
Collaborate with MS colleagues on development of technology/cs curriculum and support of STEAM and humanities curricula. Support the MS faculty in helping integrate technology in existing courses and curriculum.
Teach 1-2 sections of Upper School Computer Science (Introduction to Java or AP Computer Science Principles)
Coach Middle School Robotics (VEX); collaborate with, and occasionally back up, Lower School and Upper School robotics coaches.
Collaborate with colleagues, school personnel, parents and various community constituents for purposes of planning curriculum, identifying opportunities for student growth, and enhancing overall student experience/education.
In addition to a full-time teaching schedule faculty serve as advisors, mentor students in co-curricular activities (coaching robotics in this case), participate in division and department meetings, serve on school-wide committees and in various supervisory roles. Developing strong relationships with students and colleagues is critical for one’s success at Ranney and for the school’s successful accomplishment of its mission.
Please submit an application dossier compiled into one, single PDF file and emailed to Upper School Head, Dr. Greg Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Middle School Head, Mr. David Ketcham (email@example.com). The dossier must include a cover letter, a CV/resume, a statement of educational philosophy, and a list of three to five professional references. References will not be checked without first notifying candidates. The subject line of the email should read “Ranney School Middle School Technology Application.” Please name the PDF file with the following format: “[Applicant Last Name] Ranney MS Tech Application.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and priority will be given to applicants who apply before April 13th, 2018.
About Ranney School
Ranney School is dedicated to engaging its students in an exemplary, well-rounded education, one that promotes the development of every child’s intellectual, personal, creative, and moral promise. By serving a diverse community that values a rigorous, wide-ranging program of study, Ranney students are inspired to reach their full potential. Guided by dedicated and compassionate professionals, the Ranney experience is distinguished by the heartfelt bond between student and teacher — the hallowed principle celebrating the unique nature of every child. In an environment with contemporary learning resources, students learn the value of contributing to their local and global communities through leadership and service. The school’s motto — Knowledge, Vision, Honor — is as much an inspiration as it is a social imperative, one that informs the thinking and actions of our students. Awakening students’ intellectual potential and encouraging them to communicate with confidence in their own unique voice remains fundamental to the Ranney experience. The ultimate success of our students is the result of a simple yet powerful mission-promise…every child will be known and valued.