Sayre Lower School is seeking a progressive, knowledgeable and passionate educator to lead our experiential Lower School science program. We desire an individual who will use our beautiful, new science laboratory to facilitate a student-centered, inquiry-based science curriculum which is engaging and relevant for our students, building sound foundational skills in scientific principles and techniques while challenging them to be strong critical and imaginative thinkers. We seek to hire an individual with a robust understanding of child development, experience teaching science to elementary-aged children, knowledge of child-directed learning approaches and Next Generation Science Standards.
Our next Lower School science teacher will have the opportunity to play a key role in the continued development and cultivation of this land in ways that build an outdoor education program which supports our students’ knowledge and appreciation of nature, sustainability and ecological principles. There is an amazing opportunity for the ideal candidate to play a key role in shaping the continued development of this educational resource for future generations of Sayre students.
In addition to our brand new Lower School building situated on our beautiful campus in downtown Lexington, Sayre School owns a 50 acre athletic complex and farm outside of the Lexington City limits. Our main campus is nestled in Lexington’s historic district which is at the center of a vibrant urban core that is attracting businesses and young families to live and work in the area. Sayre School is walking distance to the University of Kentucky and Transylvania University as well as a rich array of galleries, theatres and restaurants. Our campus features a unique blend of original historic structures, green space, and award-winning contemporary architecture.
We welcome candidates celebrating the diversity of the world in our educational program, admission policies, staff hiring, and other school-administered programs. Sayre School recognizes and respects the diversity of backgrounds, outlooks, and talents individuals bring to its community.
Successful candidates will:
Have strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and good organization
Have formal training in science/science education/STEAM (B.A./B.S. minimum;Masters preferred)
Have knowledge of Next Generation Science Standards
Be committed to professional growth and collaboration with the broader Lower School faculty
Possess a true love for working with children in these critically important and formative elementary years.
Please send cover letter, resume and three, professional references to Luanne Stiles Assistant to the Lower School Head at email@example.com.
About Sayre School
Established in 1854, Sayre School is an independent PS through 12th grade college preparatory co-educational school located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. A second campus, comprising a 50-acre athletic complex and farm, is several miles outside of town.