Rippowam Cisqua School, located in Bedford, New York, seeks a dynamic educator to teach three sections of Grade science on our Upper Campus (Grades 5-9). In addition to teaching, this individual will serve as a Grade 6 homeroom teacher. Ideal candidates will also coach one or two seasons of fifth/sixth grade athletics.
The Grade 6 curriculum focuses on human biology, health, and energy systems. Students explore the anatomy and physiology of human body systems, including the reproductive system and stages of development. In addition to developing curriculum-based instructional materials, the candidate must have a comfort with and ability to create lab-based instruction.
The Grade 6 science teacher reports to the Head of Upper Campus (Grades 5-9), serves as a key member of the sixth grade team, and works collaboratively with the science faculty in Grades 5-9.
The ideal candidate will have experience teaching at the middle school level, a keen understanding of the developmental needs of this age group, a collaborative spirit, and a sense of humor.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, although a master’s degree or higher is preferred. Rippowam Cisqua is very interested in meeting candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, especially those from groups historically underrepresented in independent schools.
To apply, candidates should submit the documents below to Matt Hall, Head of Upper Campus, at email@example.com:
Cover letter indicating specific interest in the science position
A list of references (no contact will be made without candidate approval)
The start date for the position is August 2018.
About Rippowam Cisqua School
Rippowam Cisqua School is a PreKindergarten through Grade 9 independent country day school with Campuses in Bedford and Mount Kisco, New York. RCS serves approximately 400 students from 48 surrounding communities in New York and Connecticut. The Lower Campus, located in Mount Kisco, serves PreKindergarten through Grade 4, and the Upper Campus, located in Bedford, serves Grades 5 through 9.
Rippowam Cisqua School ignites learning in PreKindergarten through Grade 9 students so they believe in their infinite abilities, lead with the skills to bring their ideas to life, and enter the world knowing their futures are limitless.
With an immersive curriculum that specializes in the magic of these wonder years, a teaching philosophy based on strong teacher/student bonds, and an engaging program resolute in creating a growth mindset, RCS students develop the social, emotional and intellectual skills young minds need to embrace new challenges and ideas, confidently problem-solve, and make smart choices to chart their own path.