This full-time position supports math, computer science, and STEM efforts for grades 5-12.
Grades 7 and 8
This position is responsible for the teaching of 2 sections of Middle School math, ranging from Pre-Algebra to Advanced Algebra I.
In addition, this position supports 7th and 8th-grade teachers in integrating computer science and design thinking into their classroom curricula and collaborates with teachers around the use of the Makerspace. The person in this role will build collaborative relationships with teachers, understand their curricular goals, and support their efforts at increasing the use of technology and resources for innovative, student-centered learning.
Serving as a researcher, supporter, and collaborator to bring teachers’ new curricular STEM-based ideas into fruition
Co-designing and co-teaching lessons and classes, as needed, for the successful implementation of new and past STEM and engineering projects
Operating and helping others safely operate the Makerspace tools, including the laser cutter, 3D printers, robotics kits, electronics, vinyl cutter, hand tools, power tools, etc.
This position is responsible for the teaching of 2 Upper School minor elective courses in the Computer Science and Engineering Department-- Foundations in Computer Science, an introductory computer programming course, and smART Tech, a course focused on the creation of hands-on projects that merge computer science programming with the design of physical objects.
The STEM coordinator is responsible for providing support in the coordination and implementation of the School’s 5-12 STEM efforts, including but not limited to designing STEM units and lessons, providing content knowledge in STEM, and sharing best practices.
Acting as a cross-departmental coordinator for STEM-related projects, activities, or events
Organizing, developing, and coordinating STEM events/activities, including all-school presentations and assemblies
Serving as a resource in identifying appropriate research-based instructional strategies to improve STEM achievement for students in grades 5-12
Facilitating student participation in national and local math, science, and engineering opportunities and competitions
Serving as liaison to prospective or selected STEM programs and vendors to help determine the best resources and innovations that will optimize the learning experience for students and faculty
The ideal candidate will possess most or all of these qualifications:
Experience teaching Middle School math
A post-secondary degree
Experience in employing a variety of pedagogical approaches for different learning styles
Interest in using technology thoughtfully and creatively to enhance teaching and learning (Dana Hall School is a 1-1 iPad school)
Commitment to fostering an inclusive learning environment
Flexibility and collaborative spirit in working with department members and colleagues across disciplines as a member of a small division
About Dana Hall School
Dana Hall School, founded in 1881, is a college preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 5-12. The School is located in Wellesley, MA, 12 miles west of Boston.