The Foote School seeks an experienced science teacher to join its lower school faculty in the fall of 2019. Foote serves 475 students in kindergarten through ninth grades.
The Foote School is known for its strong science program, which is built upon a shared philosophy of discovery through inquiry and a commitment to hands-on work.
The successful candidate will be a nurturing, flexible person who has a passion for science and who understands the developmental and cognitive needs of children. He or she should be able to communicate effectively with students, parents and peers and to employ a variety of instructional techniques to engage young learners. The successful candidate will have a commitment to our school’s mission, demonstrating teamwork, collaboration and service to the school community.
We are deeply committed to diversity and an inclusive curriculum and community. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, nationalities, and beliefs. We seek candidates who have a clear interest in being part of a community that challenges prejudice and is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Bachelor’s degree in life sciences or a related educational field
Minimum 2-4 years teaching experience
Experience in field, laboratory and classroom instruction
Experience with project-based and experiential learning
An understanding of the developmental needs of lower school students ages 5 through 11
Experience designing and employing authentic assessment tools
Ability to support the classroom teachers K-3 in curriculum and professional development as it relates to science
Experience using technology to enhance instruction
Effective communication skills with families and peers, including use of blogs
Strong personal and interpersonal skills
An understanding of critical role in supporting the work of the admissions office
Individuals interested in being considered for this position should send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
A current resume
Letter of interest
A personal statement
Two letters of recommendation
List of three references
Thank you for your interest in The Foote School!
About The Foote School
A coeducational school for students in Kindergarten - Grade 9 that reflects its motto, "Gladly will I learn and gladly teach" throughout its strong and varied curriculum. Seventeen-acre campus near downtown New Haven and Yale University.