Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an independent coeducational, college preparatory day school serving grades Pre-Kindergarten – 12 at our main campus and Pre-K – Grade 3 at our Harbour View campus. Founded in 1966, the school has a current enrollment of approximately 900 students, 175 employees, and sits on two campuses, a 100-acre campus and a 3-acre campus, both located in Suffolk, Virginia. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
This individual will work with the Department Heads, instructional faculty and staff to model integrative STEM Education, oversee the state-of-the-art STEM Innovation Lab and grow NSA’s STEM Program. The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty across all three divisions - Lower, Middle and Upper School and in multiple STEM content areas.
Teach STEM and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses to Upper School, as well as support integrative STEM instruction in the Middle School, and Lower School, as needed
Collaborate with fellow faculty members to integrate STEM education throughout NSA’s curriculum
Model the STEM curriculum for faculty, staff, parents and other community members
Collaborate and co-teach lessons and activities with NSA faculty and students that utilize the Lab
Maintain and operate the STEM Innovation Lab
Mentor students on individual projects in the STEM Innovation Lab
Oversee the fabrication of class projects in the STEM Innovation Lab
Direct the STEM internship program and students’ productivity
Ensure the safety of students in the STEM Innovation Lab
Actively seek out (and maintain) partnerships around the Commonwealth and the Hampton-Roads region to advance STEM offerings and opportunities for our learning community
Develop new programs and partnerships to bolster NSA’s STEM programs working collaboratively with the Head of School, Department Heads and Directors, instructional faculty and staff
Work with the Communications Director to market and promote STEM activities
Troubleshoot technical equipment
Perform other duties as assigned
A bachelor’s degree in computer science, education, engineering or related field from an accredited College or University. A master’s degree in STEM Education with CTE (Career Tech Educator) or certification to teach Project Lead the Way courses (PLTW) (i.e., Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or Manufacturing) is preferred.
Applied experience in STEM areas such as, engineering design, engineering and technology, additive and subtractive manufacturing, computer science and design-thinking, etc.
Experience with design software (e.g. CAD programs like SolidWorks, Fusion 360, Adobe Illustrator, etc.) and hardware (e.g., FDM & SLA 3D printers, laser cutting, vacuum forming, injection molding, 3D scanning, as well as manufacturing with CNC Router, mill, and lathe machines)
Ability to instruct students from all three schools (Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School) with developmentally-appropriate skills and pedagogy
Experience troubleshooting technical equipment
Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to maintain a positive, collaborative working relationship with faculty, staff, students, parents and administration
Proficient use of instructional technology in the classroom, including use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the use of SmartBoards and digital projectors
5+ years successfully teaching in a K-12 environment
Ability to adapt quickly and effectively to new and evolving technology
Exhibit innovation and vision in processing information related to this role
Prior successful experience managing and motivating people.
Experience in instructional technology, instructional design or educational technology.
Possess a strong educational and experiential background in STEM education and technology.
Demonstrated experience using technology and STEM lab equipment; Experience with G Suite for Education Apps and Blackbaud, preferred.
Excellent organizational and communication skills and be able to attend to detail.
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy offers a competitive salary, health, retirement, disability and life insurance benefits. Qualified applicants shall submit a letter of interest, resume with references, and completed NSA employment application (form posted online) to Amy Morrell, Executive Administrator, Office of the Head of School, at email@example.com, for further consideration. Salary commensurate with experience.
At Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, students are engaged in personal growth, inspired to discover their passion
and empowered to make a difference in the world.
About Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, founded in 1966, is an independent, non-profit, coeducational, college-preparatory day school, which offers an academic program to approximately 750 students encompassing pre-kindergarten through the twelfth grade. Governed by a Board of Trustees, the Academy seeks to admit students who are prepared to enter an academically challenging educational environment. To prepare students for success in a pluralistic society, the Academy pursues diversity as a component of a selective enrollment process.
The city of Suffolk, Virginia, located twenty miles from Norfolk and thirty-five miles from Virginia Beach, retains the charm of tidewater community living while offering easy access to urban and ocean-resort attractions.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer