Woodlynde School welcomes and serves students who learn differently and empowers them to become strategic thinkers and self-advocates in a challenging and supportive college preparatory environment.
An independent, coeducational school for students in kindergarten through grade 12, Woodlynde is in suburban Philadelphia. Founded in 1976, the school is nationally recognized for its expertise in serving students with language- or math-based learning differences, executive function challenges, ADHD, auditory processing disorder, or a need for a small classroom environment.
The Upper School Science teacher will be responsible for providing a student-centered, supportive approach in science instruction for students in grades 9-12.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Provides direct instruction to students in Science. Core classes include Chemistry and General Science. Teaching Anatomy and Physiology is also a possibility but not a requirement of employment.
Plans and executes laboratory exercises while maintaining all safety regulations and precautions.
Performs periodic checks of safety equipment and laboratory tools. Alerts maintenance staff and assistant head of safety concerns or needs.
Maintains and updates chemical inventory.
Participates in safety committee meetings.
Develops an ongoing working knowledge of each individual student’s educational and emotional needs.
Effectively collaborates with learning specialists to integrate recommended teaching strategies into content area classes.
Communicates with parents to address learning concerns of students.
Provides individual student assessment as needed.
Shows evidence of adapting and differentiated instruction for all students.
Maintains complete and accurate records that are reflective of a student’s performance and growth in knowledge.
Develops and maintains genuine, positive and consistent communication with parents.
Contributes to and benefits from the campus community.
Practices professionalism through ongoing professional development, reflection and continuous improvement.
Participates in curriculum writing and other developmental programs and activities.
Remains current in knowledge of the scientific world.
Other duties as assigned.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Education or related field is required for consideration.
A 9-12 Science Teaching Certification
Special Education Teaching Certification and/or Reading Specialist Certification.
Experience with students with learning differences and ADHD is a plus as well as mentoring experience.
Responsive Classroom Experience
The ideal candidate is outgoing, well organized, competent in basic computer skills, and is an individual who is eager to work in a highly dynamic, energetic school setting.
Expertise in the relevant subject area.
Understand learning differences and emotional difficulties.
Ability to mentor as a positive role model.
Commitment to continuous improvement.
Self-directed, proactive, intelligent, knowledge of curriculum and assessment, multi-tasker, problem solving skills, professional written and verbal communication skills, ability to connect with students with patience and compassion.
Ability to manage stress, and self-regulate with a consistently positive attitude, strong teamwork, passionate, genuine, organized, internally motivated, service orientation, ability to reserve judgment and respond with curiosity and compassion.