The master teacher should bring energy and passion for teaching science and STEM+ to fifth grade students. He/she should utilize a balanced approach and strive to support the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development of children. He/she should be innovative, forward-thinking, and growth-minded. Other responsibilities and necessary competencies include the following:
Provide classroom instruction that is student-centered and meet the needs of diverse learners.
Familiarity with current trends in science and STEM-based education, such as best practices according to NSTA and the Next Generation Science Standards.
Participate in the work of the department on curriculum development and create vertical alignment with fourth and sixth grades.
Collaborate and partner with students, parents, and colleagues positively and professionally.
Understand the development fifth grade students and display a passion for working with this age group
Participate in other aspects of the School community (i.e. advising a student club, athletics, committees)
Bachelor’s degree in elementary education, science or STEM education, MS or MEd highly desirable; previous experience teaching science; experience in an independent school setting preferred.
About Ravenscroft School
Ravenscroft School is an independent coeducational day school offering a broad curriculum in the liberal arts with numerous advanced classes and an emphasis on best-practices teaching methods at every level. Founded in 1862, the school enrolls 1160 students in grades pre-K through twelve who demonstrate high standards of conduct as well as the capability of achieving success in a rigorous academic program.
Ravenscroft School Mission Statement: "The Ravenscroft community, guided by our legacy of excellence, nurtures individual potential and prepares students to thrive in a complex and interdependent world."