Science Teacher

Job Description

To apply:

Email Dr. Karyn Ewart with your resume and a brief statement of interest: karyn.ewart@thesycamoreschoolva.org

Job Summary

The Sycamore School, a mastery-based learning school, is seeking a full-time Science Teacher to co-teach middle school and high school integrated experience classes with cross-curricular staff.  Each class has no more than 12 students and two staff. Responsibilities include helping create and teach curricula that integrates English, history, science, and math content. This position is also responsible for planning and supervising weekly field trips that are an extension of the learning and support the mission of the school.

Responsibilities

  • Develop curriculum that integrates science content with transferable skills
  • Create differentiated lesson plans that are tailored to student needs and interests
  • Provide individualized instruction
  • Develop hands-on learning experiences with a reflection component
  • Create and follow routines and procedures in conjunction with other staff to create consistency across classes
  • Build positive relationships with students and staff
  • Collaborate effectively with staff
  • Provide appropriate supports and accommodations for students who have poor executive functioning skills, anxiety, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and/or non-verbal learning disabilities
  • Manage classroom behavior to create a warm and safe classroom environment
  • Meet in cross-curricular teams for transdisciplinary curriculum development for core subjects
  • Monitor and communicate student progress to students, parent/guardians, and other teachers
  • Give timely and effective feedback to students to improve student products

Qualifications and Skills

Skills Needed:

  • Proficient in English – strong written and verbal skills
  • Strong background in Science
  • Tech savvy, including proficiency using Google Classroom, Google Docs and Google Sheets
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to give and take feedback in a constructive and professional manner
  • Friendly, reliable, accountable and trustworthy
  • Can work independently or as a team
  • Flexible and calm under pressure
  • Ethical, honest and has high integrity
  • Respects confidentiality

Education and other qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree required
  • Experience in classroom management
  • Previous teaching experience

Industry

  • Primary/Secondary Education

Employment Type

Full-time