Sequoyah School, an independent school founded in Pasadena, California in 1958, recently opened an innovative high school program in September of 2016. As an extension of our K-8 program, students are guided through the deep intellectual exploration of content following a student-centered, problem-based pedagogy that offers relevant contexts for exploration and opportunities for application. Furthermore, the high school program builds upon the changemaking work practiced in the K-8 program by offering a program for Social Innovation. Finally, field studies is a hallmark of a Sequoyah education. Students and teachers travel around California, the Southwest and Pacific Northwest and Latin America to explore the natural world and engage with a variety of communities. The high school program also offers international expeditions.
We are currently accepting applications for the fall 2021.
The full time teaching position responsibilities include:
Teach two sections of biology and ecology courses per semester (courses may include: Biology, Advanced Studies Biology, Ecology & Advanced Studies Ecology, Biology of Disease).
Teach one section of mini-course electives for the equivalent of one semester
Act as an Advisor to a group of 10-12 students
Facilitate a group in the Social Innovation Program (SIP) during the weekly SIP block
To apply, interested candidates should send a résumé and cover letter to [email protected].
We are seeking candidates who:
Have a bachelor's degree or higher in a related field
Have 3+ years of teaching experience
Are interested in deeper learning and competency-based education
Teach from an inclusive, anti-racist standpoint
Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of high school students
About Sequoyah School
A progressive, K-12, independent school based in Pasadena, California.