The Darrow School seeks a full-time Physics Teacher and STEM Coordinator who will create a student-centered learning environment and demonstrate enthusiasm and creativity in teaching high-school senior-level physics, as well as one or two science electives, preferably robotics and/or programming, or another related STEM course. One science elective may be substituted for by an upper-level Math course, preferably Calculus or Advanced Calculus. The successful candidate will demonstrate the same enthusiasm in advancing Darrow’s STEM program as the school’s STEM Coordinator. Important aspects of this role include overseeing and further developing the school’s innovation center and supporting the students’ growth in project-based skills. Further, the STEM coordinator will provide leadership and support for faculty in integrating technology and STEM in their teaching. The candidate should have a degree in Science, Math or another relevant STEM-related field, as well as expertise in teaching multiple levels of high school Physics and STEM subjects.
We are looking for people with a proven track record of actively collaborating with teens to solve problems. Our college-preparatory curriculum engages students in all types of subject matter through discussion inside the classroom, and direct experience outside the classroom, where they conduct experiments, perform project-based assignments, and use the Darrow environment as a living laboratory. Supported by our expert faculty, Darrow students actively participate in and guide their own education.
Plan and teach curriculum in accordance with the school’s mission and the philosophy and values of Darrow’s Active Curriculum
Advance the school’s STEM curriculum and resources by overseeing the school’s innovation center and further developing its technology capabilities
Actively support and train Darrow faculty in integrating technology and STEM in their teaching.
Create a student-centered learning environment and teach according to educational needs of students
Provide continuous student assessment, quarterly, semester and year-end progress reports, and hold teacher-student-parent conferences.
Inform advisors, mentors, and other relevant support staff of notable changes in student performance in a timely fashion
Meet deadlines for submission of grades and comments effectively
Promote the general progress and well-being of students
Attend weekly faculty meetings and participate actively in discussions in an ongoing exchange in information and support with a close-knit staff
Attend faculty in-service sessions, as well as opening and closing meetings
Work closely with other faculty and staff to ensure cross-curricular approaches, continuity and progression across grade levels
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Please no phone calls.
Bachelor’s degree in the discipline you wish to teach; advanced degree preferred (state certification not required)
Ability to coach one or more sport and/or lead an afternoon program
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively with all stakeholders, including administration, faculty, parents and students
Ability to drive the school’s vehicles; training will be provided
Ability to work outdoors
Valid driver’s license
Experience in a residential program for adolescents
Good communications skills, both oral and written
Commitment to the 24 hours a day, 7 days a week life of a boarding school
An educational philosophy consistent with the mission of the school
About The Darrow School
Darrow School, a small independent, co-ed, boarding/day school for grades 9-12, located on the New York State side of the Berkshires, offers an innovative, individually-focused college-preparatory curriculum, featuring a unique combination of dynamic classroom instruction, active learning, and environmental consciousness. Students learn within an atmosphere that supports intellectual curiosity, creativity, and experimentation. The School emphasizes differentiated instruction and student-centered, active learning as key teaching philosophies.
Darrow School faculty and staff are fully engaged in the life of a boarding school beyond the academic day as well, supporting students in a range of co-curricular programming, including athletics, residential life, weekend activities, and signature programs like Hands-to-Work, Winterm, and Spring Term. Darrow School’s mission is to create a community of learning able to empower students with a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities, building on each student’s individual talents and interests to inspire enduring confidence for success in college and life.
Darrow School’s mission is to serve students with a wide variety of backgrounds ...and abilities, building on each student’s individual talents and interests to inspire enduring confidence for success in college and life.