Science Teacher (Grades 7-12)

Stuart Hall School
Staunton, VA United States

Stuart Hall School, an independent Episcopal day and boarding school in Staunton, VA that serves students in grades 6-12, seeks a Science Teacher for grades 7-12.

About the School

Stuart Hall School is an Episcopal boarding and day school in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia that provides a college preparatory education for area day students in grades 6-12 and boarding students from around the world in grades 8-12. Founded in 1844, the school is a member of the Episcopal Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia, is fully accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Episcopal Schools.

With more than 130 students, a loyal alumni base, a commitment to mastery-based education, a vibrant community, and dedicated faculty and sta?, Stuart Hall is committed to its mission to “prepare students of all faiths for success in universities worldwide and for engaged lives of intellectual curiosity, creativity, and contribution.”

The school is located in Staunton, Virginia, a town that often ranks among the best small towns in the United States. In addition to being a great place to live, Staunton is a great place to learn. There are abundant opportunities for students to extend their learning and engage with the community through the school’s Staunton Is Our Campus initiative.

About the Position

This is a full-time position that includes teaching science in grades 7-12, (possibly Upper School level Chemistry and Physics), involvement in the school’s co-curricular program, and participation in residence life as either a dormitory parent or weekend duty team member. Candidates should be excited about the rewards of teaching and living in a boarding school.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Academics:

  • Teaching 4 sections of Science
  • Consistent development of personal professional growth
  • Collaboration within the Science department, as well as with all faculty

Student Life:

  • Facilitating afternoon Co-Curricular Activities
  • Serving as faculty advisor to approximately 10-15 students
  • Candidates with interest or experience in any of the following areas are encouraged to express this interest when applying:
    • Coaching basketball or tennis, or overseeing a weight room/fitness center
    • Work towards diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice topics
    • Planning weekend activities for students

Residence Life:

  • There may be opportunities for this person to live in on-campus housing and be part of the residential life faculty, working evenings and weekends with boarding students.
  • If this person lives in their own housing, they would be part of the group that serves on the weekend student activities teams, chaperoning on- and off-campus events for all students (approximately one weekend per month).

Overall:

  • Supporting the school’s mission and culture
  • Adhering to the guidelines in the employee manual
  • Proactively providing parent and student communication
  • Consistently pursuing personal professional growth
  • Collaborating within the science and math departments as well as with all faculty
  • Proactively provide Parent and Student communication
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School

Qualification Requirements

  • Expertise in areas of Chemistry, Physics, and Robotics preferred
  • Experience in STEM and/or STEAM Learning preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • 3 years of teaching experience preferred
  • Experience in Standards-Based Learning preferred
  • Experience in Project-Based Learning preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills with students, colleagues, and other adults; team skills, such as lesson planning with others
  • Strong communication skills, including experience in writing student comments and other school-related documents
  • Motivation and interest in professional development
  • Previous experience and/or interest in boarding schools (residential life) preferred

Contact Information

Application Information

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Sharon Arne at humanresources@stuart-hall.org

Stuart Hall welcomes candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching and learning and who will add to the diversity of our community.

Stuart Hall does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its hiring practices.  The School is committed to providing an inclusive educational environment. We actively engage students, families, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our school community respects the differences in ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status

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