Detroit Country Day Middle School is seeking a full-time 8th grade science teacher, beginning with the 2018-2019 school year to join a highly experienced, innovative, and supportive Science Department. The intent of the Middle School science curriculum is to engage Middle School students and provide a meaningful context for their science education at both a personal and a global level. All classes are student-centered with an emphasis on hands-on, minds-on activities.
? Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education wit a major in science, advanced degrees preferred
? Teaching certificate not necessary but favorably considered.
? Middle School teaching experience, private school experience preferred
? Preference to candidates with coaching experience or expressed willingness to coach or direct other activities.
? Proficient and enthusiastic user of technology.
? Ability to teach a variety of science topics with an emphasis on climate change, water quality, density, weather and the atmosphere, static electricity, atoms and molecules, and groundwater pollution.
? Professional collegiality and enthusiasm for young people required.
Main duties and responsibilities
? To provide innovative, comprehensive, and content-rich instruction designed to foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills within the context of mathematics instruction.
? To create and manage a caring, supportive, purposeful and stimulating environment which is conducive to children’s learning.
? To create various classroom activities designed to foster student-centered learning.
? To plan and prepare lessons in order to deliver the curriculum that ensures breadth and balance in all subjects.
? To identify clear teaching objectives and learning outcomes, with appropriate challenge and high expectations.
? To organize and manage groups or individual pupils ensuring differentiation of learning needs, reflecting all abilities.
? To plan opportunities to develop the social, emotional and cultural aspects of pupils’ learning.
? To maintain a regular system of monitoring, assessment, record-keeping and reporting of children’s progress.
? Contribute to the development and coordination of the department’s curriculum.
? To communicate and consult with parents over all aspects of their children’s education – academic, social and emotional.
? To promote equality as an integral part of the role and to treat everyone with fairness and dignity.
? Additional duties include advising, coaching and other extracurricular activities.
Interested Candidates Should Submit:
Cover Letter, which includes:
? Your vision of what a middle school science classroom looks like in our world today.
? A narrative that describes how you have set yourself apart from other teachers.
Link to a Digital Portfolio, which may include:
? Samples of lesson plans
? Samples of assessments
? Samples of student and/or parent feedback
? Recent professional development
? List of references
The responsibilities of the post are to be performed in accordance with the provisions of the teacher contract issued for this position.
About Detroit Country Day School
Detroit Country Day School offers students from pre-school through high school an exemplary education rooted in academic vigor and a commitment to the full development of each student’s potential.
Detroit Country Day School provides a superior college preparatory, liberal arts education to young people of cultural and intellectual diversity. Detroit Country Day School promotes each student’s in-depth exploration of the fine and performing arts, from basic art and music concepts in pre-school to a full conservatory program in the upper grades. Equally important, the school promotes the moral, character and leadership development of all students, enabling them to achieve excellence in their lives and careers, and play effective roles in their families and communities.
Detroit Country Day School also guides students in their physical development, believing it essential to the emergence of a well-rounded individual. The school offers more than 30 team sports, ranging from traditional sports including football, basketball, baseball and softball to snowboarding, mountain biking, figure skating and ultimate frisbee. Athletic teams are primarily coached by Detroit Country Day Scho...ol faculty and alumni, ensuring that the school’s values are consistently reinforced, both in the class and on the field.
The school’s four distinct campuses are organized by grade level, yet the Detroit Country Day School philosophy is consistent throughout. The school is an independent, coeducational, non-denominational, college preparatory school nationally recognized for excellence in academics, athletics and the fine and performing arts. It offers a superior liberal arts curriculum at all levels, emphasizing Advanced Placement and college-level courses in grades nine through twelve. The prestigious International Baccalaureate program, originally adopted by the school in 1980, qualifies graduates for international university admission or sophomore standing in many American colleges. Every Detroit Country Day School graduate earns acceptance at four-year colleges and universities.
Founded in 1914 by F. Alden Shaw, Detroit Country Day School today enrolls more than 1500 students on four campuses located in Beverly Hills and Bloomfield Township, Michigan. While the school was initially established in Detroit, it now serves more than 50 local communities.