CATS Academy Boston is a busy international boarding High School located in Braintree, MA. We are looking for a dynamic and passionate STEAM Teacher to become fully integrated and involved within the CATS community.
The STEAM Teacher will teach a variety of classes, with a focus on Engineering, and will be responsible for a course load of five classes and up to three preparations, serves as an advisor, and satisfies extracurricular (activities/athletics) responsibilities as defined by the administration.
All teachers are expected to plan, prepare, and teach well-developed lessons that enthuse and inspire students and promote their enjoyment of learning. They effectively and appropriately differentiate instruction so as to meet all student learning styles with an appreciation for student learning differences. Full-time teachers provide all students, but especially their advisees, with educational guidance and general counselling in a supportive manner that recognizes individual student needs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The following is a guide to the scope of the STEAM Teacher. It is not a complete list of all duties and may vary when necessary to match the skill set of the position holder and/or the needs of the Academy.
Determine STEAM class needs and order textbooks and other subject specific classroom materials.
Create and monitor an annual STEAM budget.
Register student attendance on a daily, class by class basis in a timely manner and supervise student behavior in accordance with the Student Handbook.
Write reports on student academic and personal progress with clear formative comments and targets as to how to improve work by the deadlines given and provide assignments, grades and feedback on assessments on a timely basis using school designated software (Canvas).
Develop course work, materials and resources as directed by the Director of Academics using school designated curriculum planning software (Canvas).
Design and administer a range of lesson materials and assessments that reflect an awareness of different learning styles and language skills.
Support and implement the advisory curriculum and House program as designated by the Director of Student Affairs.
As part of your role within the Academy, you will also be expected to:
Safeguard the welfare of all students for whom the school is responsible.
Adhere to standards and procedures detailed in the Faculty/Staff Handbook.
Attend academic, departmental, and school meetings when required and attend/deliver professional development sessions as directed.
Attend school events (concerts, plays, sports contests, etc.) whenever possible that promote school spirit and support advisees.
Provide weekend support and student supervision during the day; two weekend days per semester, 6 hrs. per day.
Satisfy extracurricular responsibilities as defined by the administration.
Log requests for absences from work (sick days, personal days, special leaves, etc.) in school designated software (Paylocity).
Participate in your own annual performance evaluation process.
Promote a positive work experience for all Academy employees.
Assist in providing a professional and welcoming environment for all visitors to the Academy.
Comply with any reasonable request from the Head to undertake other work not listed above.
Ethics and Behavior:
You will be expected to maintain high standards of ethics and behavior both inside and outside the Academy. In particular, you must:
Treat students with dignity and build relationships with them rooted in mutual respect.
Model the behaviors you expect of students in your own behavior.
Remember that safeguarding student safety and well-being is of primary importance.
Maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality.
Understand and act according to relevant Academy policies and/or national or local statutory frameworks.
Willingness and Ability to live our company values in the workplace:
Accountability – Takes responsibility, dedicated, committed, pro-active, makes decisions.
Enthusiasm – Flexible, responsive, can-do attitude, honest, willingness to learn, positive in the face of challenges.
Creativity – New ways to improve, creates ideas and implements, looks at problems in different ways, solutions lead.
Team player – Friendly, punctual, reliable, respectful of co-workers, collaborates with colleagues.
Customer focussed – Whether this is our students, colleagues or external contacts: Approachable, helpful, shows empathy, welcoming, organised, attention to detail, courteous.