Upper School Science Teacher – Physics and Astronomy

St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Ridgeland, MS United States

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seeks an Upper School Science Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year to foster a dynamic and creative learning environment that engages students in the physics curriculum and concepts through student-centered, differentiated instruction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare engaging, age appropriate lessons that reflect extensive knowledge of the curriculum and student development and abilities.

  • Teach AP Physics C, astronomy, and engineering and robotics (or similar course offerings), and other related courses as assigned.

  • Coordinate the logistical aspects of the Bower INSTAR Scholars program (independent science research.)

  • Utilize a variety of teaching methods to meet the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

  • Integrate meaningful and effective technology in the classroom.

  • Participate in the continuing development of an inquiry-based science curriculum that prepares students to be critical, independent thinkers.

  • Demonstrate strong classroom management.

  • Meet deadlines for reporting grades.

  • Monitor students’ progress, strengths, and weaknesses, and communicate these to parents/guardians and administrators.

  • Prepare substantive parent-teacher conference reports and written documentation on student progress.

  • Collaborate with colleagues across the upper school as well as the science department.

  • Serve as an advisor to a group of upper school students.

  • Attend and contribute in full, divisional, departmental, and team faculty meetings.

  • Take an active role in professional activities and attend relevant professional meetings and conferences.

  • Stay abreast of the latest advances in science education.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional school environment.

Position Type:

This is a full-time position with teaching responsibilities from August – May.  As with any independent school, faculty should be ready to chaperone class trips, perform typical day-to-day duties such as lunch and proctoring duties, and engage fully in all school events that develop the student.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in physics, science education, or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.

  • A minimum of three years teaching experience is preferred.

  • Knowledge of and experience with project-based learning preferred.

  • Represent the school in the larger community in a positive manner that reflects the values of the school.

  • Ability to interface and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty, administrators, and parents/guardians.

  • High degree of cultural competency and demonstrated commitment to working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

  • Professional written and verbal communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

  • Proficiency in Google Suite required.

Contact Information

Interested candidates are invited to apply at http://gosaints.org/jobs.

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