Nativity School is a PS-8 school in Menlo Park,CA. Nativity School exists for the education of the whole child, so each child thrives and flourishes spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically, as a unique person in an inclusive Catholic atmosphere. Nativity School works to create an inclusive Catholic educational program and pedagogy that fosters respect for others, appreciation of individual, and commitment to social responsibility, equity, and justice. Our rigorous curriculum fosters innovative thinking and develops academic perseverance, while also celebrating the value of creative expression and each individual’s unique contribution.
Nativity School is seeking a dynamic and innovative Middle School Science teacher to set high expectations for academic excellence, to enable students to seek answers through inquiry, research, experimentation, and data, and to help students develop scientific thinking. The candidate will be skilled in developing students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills and will employ a variety of instructional strategies to ensure that all students are challenged to attain mastery of complex concepts. The candidate must be able to integrate technology in a one-to-one classroom environment. Experience teaching Next Generation Science Standards and STEM curriculum is preferred. In addition, this person will serve as an advisor to 10-12 students, sponsor a STEM club, and serve on the Academic Decathlon Preparation team.
STRONG CANDIDATES POSSESS:
Commitment to Nativity School’s Mission and Philosophy.
Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Education or a related field required; Master’s preferred.
Valid California teaching credential or acquire within five years of hire date of hire.
Experience as a math, science or technology teacher in Grades 5-8.
Obvious passion for teaching; strong teaching ability; enjoy working with children.
Design academically challenging, appropriately differentiated experiential science experiences and curricula and use a wide-range of authentic assessment strategies.
Use thoughtful technology integration to expand learning opportunities and create a collaborative learning environment.
Cultivate a growth mindset in self and students.
Contribute to a culture of innovation with high standards for excellence and ethics.
Commitment to excellence and rigor.
Enthusiasm to work well with students and colleagues; willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of our Nativity community with a flexible “can-do” spirit.
Build cultural competence and global awareness.
Salary is determined per the San Francisco Archdiocesan Salary Scale. This is a Full-time, exempt, with benefits position that reports to the Principal from through June 2020. Local candidates preferred. No relocation support.
To apply send a resume and cover letter to Jessica Patti, Principal, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate Middle School Science Teacher 2019-20 in the subject line of the email.
STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
All school staff of Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of San Francisco shall be employed without regard to race, color, sex, ethnic or national origin and will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories. (Administrative Handbook #4111.4)