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Middle School Science Teacher

Company: The Walker School
Location: marietta
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Title: Middle School Science Teacher

Reports to: Middle School Division Head

Employment Status: Full -Time 10 Month

FLSA Classification: Exempt

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Walker seeks an energetic and dedicated individual for a combined Middle School and Upper School Science position beginning with the 2021-2022 school year. Because science represents an integral way of thinking about the world around us, our science curriculum trains students to explore life with a critical eye and an open mind. From early on, emphasis is placed on observation, analysis, and communication skills. Courses are taught via a wide variety of developmentally appropriate methods, including labs, classroom discussion, modeling, and projects. Technology is integrated at each level to allow our students to gather and analyze data, as well as to connect with current events in the field. The teaching load is five sections with no more than three preparations along with grade level advising. Total student contact will be between 70 and 100.

QUALIFYING CHARACTERISTICS

* Be capable of teaching 6th grade Earth Science and either Upper School Chemistry or Physics. * Mastery of a wide range of developmentally appropriate teaching strategies to engage and challenge all learners * Exceptional collaborative skills to maximize vertical science curriculum alignment and interdepartmental connections to involve Middle School students in authentic inquiry learning * Clear communication skills to build and maintain positive, professional relationships with students, parents, colleagues, and administrators * Demonstrate a growth mindset by seeking out opportunities for professional growth to remain current in curricular, technological, and pedagogical technique * Use technology in meaningful and appropriate ways in and out of the classroom * Utilize feedback regarding teaching and learning from Department Chair and colleagues

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

* Develop, implement, evaluate, and revise curriculum for said courses * Conduct administrative tasks relevant to these classes including but not limited to working with students during tutorial, maintaining student grades, working with the Department Chair and Grade Level Dean, and communicating with students and parents in a timely, constructive manner * Serve as a student advisor * Participate in the professional life of the school by attending meetings and carrying out other duties as directed * Engage in the life of the school community outside of the classroom * Actively participate in the schools mission to create and maintain a caring and diverse community where meaningful relationships inspire transformative learning

Preference will be given to candidates interested in contributing to the full life of the school through coaching at the Middle School or Upper School level or sponsoring a student organization

CORE QUALIFICATIONS

Classroom teaching experience is required, and a Masters degree or advanced course work is preferred.

SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

The Walker School is metro Atlantas top Pre-K (3)-12th grade school open to all faiths, and our commitment to diversity provides a safe atmosphere for students to discover who they are and how to navigate successfully an ever-changing world. At the Walker School, the infinite worth and dignity of each student defines our approach to learning. With an average class size of 15 students, each child is known, challenged, supported and encouraged to explore. The Walker School is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. Cultural competence is an expectation of employment for all professional staff at Walker. Our core value of the infinite worth and dignity of the individual, undergirds our mission as faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to teaching and working in a diverse, multicultural setting.

SALARY and BENEFITS

Walker Schools salary and benefits are competitive and include medical, vision, dental insurance, a retirement plan, a smoke-free environment and a daily prepared lunch.

Interested applicants, must complete the online application on the Careers Page at

Keywords: The Walker School, Marietta , Middle School Science Teacher, Other , marietta, Georgia

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