Derby Academy, a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 co-educational day school located in Hingham, Massachusetts, seeks a Upper School science teacher (Grades 6-8) beginning in August 2019. Rooted in the school’s motto, “Improve Both Mind and Heart,” Derby’s Upper School provides students with a joyful and rigorous academic environment. An Upper School science teacher will typically teach four sections of science, collaborate with grade level colleagues and lead/coach one-two clubs/sports. In addition, the teacher will serve as an advisor responsible for the academic progress and social emotional health and development of a small group of advisees.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education/science, excellent written and verbal communication skills, commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, ongoing engagement in professional development, and a passion for working with middle school children is required.
The Derby Academy science department values an inquiry-based science that has students formulating questions about the world around them and seeking out the answers through scientific investigation. Students receive a solid foundation of scientific knowledge in life, earth and physical science. Real world, authentic applications of science are stressed throughout the program. Students are also encouraged to apply their knowledge to being good stewards to the health of the planet.
The ideal candidate will:
Share a deep passion for science;
Have a love of working with Middle School students;
Have enthusiasm, flexibility, and a desire to collaborate with colleagues both in the department and across disciplines;
Have a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and the impact it has on the curriculum and the community
Have a desire to develop curriculum that focuses on the real-world application of science and hands-on learning;
Provide activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, innovation, problem-solving, and the use of technology;
Create a supportive and caring classroom environment in which students can learn and interact positively with one another; through student-centered instruction, collaboration and authentic assessment;
Communicate with parents to provide timely and appropriate feedback regarding student progress
Possess a growth mindset when it comes to engaging with relevant and mission-driven professional learning for themselves
A competitive salary and benefits package includes generous funding of professional development.
Derby Academy is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive educational community and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, color, veteran status, physical ability, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. Derby Academy is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested candidates may email a letter of interest and C.V. to:
Director of Teaching and Learning
No phone calls, please.
About Derby Academy
Derby Academy is a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 co-educational day school located in Hingham, Massachusetts. Rooted in the school’s motto, “Improve Both Mind and Heart,” the school provides students with a joyful and rigorous academic environment.