Edmund Burke School is looking for a creative, organized and energetic middle school science teacher, who loves working with young people, to serve as a member of our science department beginning in mid-August of 2018. This full-time position includes teaching 6th grade earth science and 8th grade physical science, along with advising 6-8 students in the middle school. The ideal candidate would have a degree in science, experience teaching courses that emphasize laboratory and field work, and a commitment to ongoing professional development. Experience with coding (Scratch or block language) and using a makerspace is preferred but not required.
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on experience.
About Edmund Burke School
Edmund Burke School is a co-educational day school for grades 6-12. We emphasize a progressive, student-centered, constructivist approach to education. In addition to demonstrating expertise in their subject matter and skill in their delivery of lessons, we expect teachers to:
Run orderly but energetic classes.
Use innovative, developmentally-appropriate classroom activities and assignments designed to engage many types of students.
Include multicultural perspectives in classroom instruction.
Employ appropriate technology in the classroom, especially using iPads.
Use our web-based Student Information System to write comments, report cards and post assignments.
Enjoy building curriculum through collaboration with colleagues.
Take pleasure in the company of adolescents.
Be open-minded, patient and maintain a respectful, supportive environment.
Teachers at Burke are an integral part of a lively, informal and inclusive school community; we are committed to building a diverse, multicultural faculty. Many teachers and staff serve as advisors for six to eight students. We are always looking for teachers who can enrich Burke’s community outside the classroom, especially ...by coaching.
We are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, and are a member of Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, the Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools, and the National Association of Independent Schools.
A nonprofit educational institution, Edmund Burke School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability or handicap, veteran status, marital status or any other classification protected by law.