Middle and High School Science Learning Specialist
The IDEAL School of Manhattan
April 12, 2018
Manhattan, New York
Full Time - Faculty
Science, Special Needs
The IDEAL School of Manhattan is seeking a talented, enthusiastic, and creative Middle and High School Science Learning Specialist.
IDEAL teachers are charged with inspiring students in an inclusive and nurturing learning community to achieve personal and academic excellence. It is the norm for subject-area teachers at IDEAL to partner with learning specialists to differentiate subject matter and for teachers within a discipline and across subject-areas to work together to develop curriculum and projects. The Science Learning Specialist will co-teach Middle School science classes with the general science educator and will teach independent sections of High School Science. Instruction throughout the department is differentiated, hands-on, and project-based.
All IDEAL teachers also serve as advisors and contribute in significant ways beyond the classroom; it is the norm for teachers to mentor a club, provide extra help, chaperone overnight class trips, and lead their own extra-curricular activities and initiatives. They know their students as learners and as individuals, and they inspire their students by setting a high bar for excellence while making the classroom fun and supporting all learners in achieving. In short, they adore and believe in their students and, in turn, are admired and respected by their students.
The successful candidate will work effectively with Middle and High School students; partner thoughtfully with colleagues and parents; demonstrate the ability to inspire students to strive for both personal and academic excellence; and possess a commitment to inclusive education.
- Appreciation for the school’s mission and commitment to social justice
- A strong understanding of differentiation
- A lab-based approach to science instruction
- The ability to collaborate as a part of a team
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- A desire to make a difference in the school--to contribute time and talent outside of the classroom to the growth of students and the school
- Bachelor’s degree and experience in an appropriate field are required; a Master’s degree and independent school experience is preferred
The IDEAL School of Manhattan is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities for all qualified employees and job applicants and to administer all employment activities regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status, marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence, gender identity or expression, citizenship, genetic predisposition or carrier status, uniformed service, or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state or local law. The IDEAL School of Manhattan will not tolerate any action by its directors, officers, employees, supervisors, agents, or independent contractors in violation of such policy.
Please send a cover letter and resume to: http://www.theidealschool.org/about/careers
About The IDEAL School of Manhattan
The IDEAL School is an independent K - 12th grade school that offers a rigorous, individualized academic program. Our team-teaching model, small class sizes, and low student-teacher ratios allow us to differentiate instruction based on individual strengths, interests, and abilities. The curriculum challenges students by promoting high academic achievement and social and emotional growth. With an emphasis on creative arts and a unique elective program, we offer enrichment and support through classes such as world languages, chess, musical theater, and media production. Our philosophy of inclusion instills students with respect for differences and develops empathy, social responsibility, and world stewardship.