Location: Washington, D.C.
Type: Full Time
Sheridan School, an independent K-8 school in Washington, D.C., is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, student-centered middle school science teacher who loves science and wants to positively impact the lives of young people through science education. The science teacher is responsible for effectively collaborating to create a nurturing educational environment, delivering high-quality instruction, and supporting the social-emotional growth of students.
Founded in 1927, Sheridan is a progressive school with 230 students, a vibrant, engaged community, and a fierce commitment to both equity and diversity. We are dedicated to advancing our practice of progressive education and delivering a rich curriculum that prepares our students to know, to challenge and to achieve. We provide a learning culture that is curious, thoughtful, joyful, and just, and our professional culture is steeped in collaboration, respect and eagerness to embrace new experiences and ideas.
The individual who fills this role will:
- Provide a progressive, concept-based, rigorous science curriculum to students in Grades 6-8.
- Assess and adapt the science curriculum to meet needs of students and classes in a flexible and responsive manner.
- Employ instructional strategies that reflect the variety of student learning styles.
- Use a variety of assessment techniques to track student progress
- Serve as an advisor in the Middle School advisory program
- Work collaboratively with the student support team on issues related to student growth and support
- Create an environment that ensures equitable and respectful care and support for students with diverse beliefs and practices and varied backgrounds
- Actively participate in Mountain Campus trips, Admissions, and other important facets of the school
The successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field, 3-5 years of teaching experience in a similar role, a proven ability to establish supportive relationships with all school constituencies, strong communication and writing skills, and knowledge of developmental stages of students in 6th-8th grade.
We are eager to consider candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and resume in one PDF file to Tiphanie Gilmore Edwards, Assistant Head of School for People and Programs, via email at email@example.com. Please include Middle School Science Position” in the subject line.
Sheridan School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other category protected by law.
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About Sheridan School
Sheridan is an independent, co-educational, K-8 school located in northwest Washington, DC, offering a progressive, concept-based curriculum that promotes social justice and utilizes Reading and Writing Workshop, Math in Focus and Responsive Classroom. Each grade has about 25 students in one homeroom with two teachers. Departmental classes are taught in smaller sections outside of the homeroom by content specialists.
Sheridan strives to create a diverse and equitable learning environment, and we are fully committed to fostering our multicultural community. About 25% of our 225 students are from traditionally underrepresented groups and we are eager to consider teacher candidates from diverse backgrounds. Sheridan values continued professional growth, offering fully-funded faculty development opportunities and a mentoring program for new faculty. More information about Sheridan is available at www.sheridanschool.org.
Sheridan School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other category protected by law. EOE.