MICDS offers employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits plan, including a generous 403(b) retirement plan where the School contributes 8% of salary with an employee’s 3% contribution; medical, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts and long term care insurance; life insurance and short-term and long-term disability insurances; tuition benefit; paid leaves; access to a fitness center; and free lunch.
MICDS is seeking a full-time middle school science instructor for the 2021-22 academic year. The ideal candidate should bring a collaborative nature and a student-centered approach to the classroom and a commitment to meeting the needs of a diverse group of learners; a knowledge of Physical Science and/or Earth Science is preferred. Our school community encourages ongoing professional growth that supports a strong interest in implementing new curriculum and pedagogies aligned with highly effective teaching practices. Preference is given to candidates with a bachelor’s degree in science or science education, masters preferred, and at least three years teaching experience at the Middle School level. Experience with a 1:1 tablet laptop environment or the willingness to effectively integrate technology in the curriculum is essential.
Works with the department chair and curricular team to plan, document, evaluate, and revise curriculum.
Selects and develops related print and online course materials.
Creates effective assessment tools to support student achievement and growth.
Implements effective classroom management strategies to ensure a productive learning environment.
Evaluates, documents and communicates student progress through reporting systems and conferences.
Attends faculty, grade level and departmental meetings and supervisory duties.
Serves as grade level advisor for 10-12 students and implements grade level programming and advisory curriculum.
Assists and supports students outside of class as needed.
Communicates student progress consistently with parents and guardians.
Collaborates effectively with departmental and grade level teams as well as student support service personnel.
Participates in the MICDS professional development framework and pursues outside opportunities to stay current with best practices.
Serves on divisional and school-wide curriculum and program committees.
Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the school’s discretion.
Job Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor degree in subject matter required and Masters preferred.
Ability to work in an environment that embraces a diverse community of students, educators, parents, and alums.
Experience working in a one-to-one laptop environment or relevant technology skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must enjoy working and learning with children.
Founded in 1859, MICDS is a nonprofit, independent, preparatory school offering non-sectarian education to qualified students regardless of national origin, race or religion. MICDS consists of the Ronald S. Beasley Lower School, for grades Junior Kindergarten-4; Middle School, offering a coordinate model of single-gender education in the core curricular classes, for students in grades 5-8; and the Upper School for grades 9-12. MICDS is recognized as one of the nation's leaders in independent education.