Plan, teach and evaluate students in 7th- and 8th-grade science classes (the anticipated teaching assignment will be 4 sections and 2 preps, that is, two sections each in both seventh and eighth grades). Our program is inquiry-based and inspired by the Next Generation Science Standards. Though multi-disciplinary at each grade level, there is an emphasis on earth science in fifth and sixth, physical science in seventh, and biology in eighth.
Collaborate with the 5th- and 6th-grade science teacher to refine curriculum, evaluate students, and monitor the efficacy of the program.
Serve as an advisor to 12-13 students, a role that includes partnering with other advisors to design and deliver advisory content in the domains of academic skills, social-emotional learning, and cultural humility.
Serve as a supervisor for a range of student activities and events such as outdoor education trips, chapel service and assemblies, field trips, recess and lunch.
Communicate with parents of students and advisees both formally (through progress reports, report cards, and conferences) and informally (through emails and phone calls as needed).
Participate in ongoing professional development and attend all faculty and staff meetings and retreats.
3-5 years of experience teaching Science at a variety of levels and familiarity with NGSS and inquiry-based instruction.
B.A. or B.S. from a four-year institution in a relevant field.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to differentiate instruction and address a range of learning styles.
An advanced degree or teaching credential in a relevant field of study.
Professional training in diversity, equity and inclusion practices.
Experience with problem-based or place-based teaching and learning.
Our most effective faculty tend to possess:
An eagerness to work in an all-boy environment and to embrace the school’s mission.
A fundamental belief in the value of a multi-cultural society oriented towards social justice.
A growth mindset and commitment to personal and professional development.
An appreciation and enjoyment of middle school students.
A strong work ethic coupled with the ability to be flexible.
A willingness to take initiative and lead as well as to defer to the needs of the team.
How to Apply:
Please send resume, cover letter, and references to Chad Harlow, Director of Upper School ([email protected]). For email submissions, please use the subject line: Middle School Science Position. Video recorded lessons are welcomed.
About Cathedral School for Boys
Cathedral School for Boys, founded in 1957, strives to provide education in the best tradition of the Episcopal Church and in consonance with the mission of Grace Cathedral. We believe that this education is derived from three main sources: the highest academic and personal standards humanely applied; building a diverse community united in its concern for the school and for the world; and an active engagement with religion and the spiritual dimension.
To provide an excellent education for boys at the elementary level.
To attract a diverse student body of strong academic potential.
To provide a school committed to intellectual inquiry and rigor, centered in the Episcopal tradition, respectful of and welcoming to people of all religious traditions and beliefs.
To develop social responsibility through exemplary programs of outreach and service.
To create a community bonded by open-heartedness, hope, compassion and concern.