Tower Hill School is looking for a Lower and Middle school technology teacher and technology integration specialist to join its vibrant and growing Lower and Middle School Divisions.
Tower Hill provides an innovative technology curriculum based on the real-world need for computer science and technology fluency in science, math and business. We teach practical computer-based skills that will be immediately useful beyond the classroom.
This teacher will design lessons, units, projects, and classroom activities to convey computer science principles and computational thinking to Tower Hill’s lower and middle school students. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and experience with teaching computer science, information literacy and media production, and will work to share that knowledge with even our youngest students in engaging and meaningful project-based and experiential learning activities.
Principle duties include:
Provide direct and partnered technology and computer science instruction to students in grades K-8
Collaborate with teachers to develop their own curricula to include technology literacy skills and capacities
Provide in-house professional development for teachers to effectively integrate technology into their practice to enhance the student experience
Provide curricular inspiration for teachers and help them use technology in classroom-based project work
Teach skills like responsible use, typing, productivity suite, web design and coding
Build understanding within students and families so that all are informed about the aims and goals of our technology program
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
A Bachelor degree or above with a concentration in some aspect of education
Innovative teaching experience, rich with creativity, technology and student-centric practice in an elementary or middle school environment
Experience teaching computer science/computational thinking to elementary or middle school students
The ability to promote thoughtful, inquiry-focused dialogue in the classroom
Interest and experience in computer science, coding and programming
Interest and experience in the “maker arts,” DIY and fabrication
Experience with Mac-based tools.
Skills, talents and flexibility for contributing to the independent school community in additional capacities. Example: coaching, advising extracurricular activities, etc.
Expertise in project and inquiry-based learning
Strong written and communication skills
An open, energetic and engaging personality
A positive, can-do attitude
The ability to differentiate instruction to meet a range of student abilities; Empathy and patience and an ability to encourage students of all levels; Ability to provide additional challenges to students who are excelling, and provide and encourage open and honest communication.
An insatiable need to try new things, reinvent, take risks, evolve and embody the spirit of innovation.
The successful candidate will be a strong communicator, a team player and a trusted voice for teachers looking to bring technology into their classroom. They will appreciate the joys of working in a school serving a diverse student and family population. Most importantly, s/he will have a passion for working with young children and for working to enhance and bring joy to every student’s individual learning experience in meaningful ways.
Tower Hill School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions and personnel programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.
A letter of interest and copy of a recent resume should be sent to Mr. Art Hall, Assistant Head of School and Dean of Students, at email@example.com.
About Tower Hill School
Tower Hill School is a coeducational private school for age 3 through Grade 12, dedicated to living our motto "Multa Bene Facta"- Many Things Done Well. With a beautiful 44-acre campus located in northwest Wilmington, Tower Hill has the reputation as one of the top academic schools in the region. Our unparalleled resources include excellent faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and individualized learning support.