Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, an independent Jewish day school in suburban Philadelphia, seeks an experienced, dynamic and caring educator to serve as a full-time Middle School Science teacher and advisor beginning September, 2021. The available position will involve courses that include environmental, physical and life science topics. Interested candidates must have the ability to collaborate with colleagues, to develop a student-centered curriculum, and to foster a growth mindset for each of their students. Developing an inclusive environment where students feel safe to take risks in their learning is a central value for the Barrack science program. In addition, the candidate should seek professional growth and learning through team meetings, professional development opportunities and collaboration with Barrack educators. The candidate must enjoy middle school students and teach with energy, enthusiasm and a strong work ethic.
A bachelor’s degree with a strong background in educating Middle School students grades six through eight. Master’s degree candidates are preferred
Interest in development of science curriculum in the context of real-world learning, STEAM and hands-on projects and assessments.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills, with experience in effective communication with parents, students, teachers and staff
Ability to function as a member of a team with administrators, teachers, students, and parents
A positive and strong work ethic
Ability to differentiate science instruction for students within a heterogeneous classroom setting
Ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner
Proficiency in the use of classroom technology, including but not limited to: Google Suite, learning management systems, and email management.
For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to Aaron Silver, Science Department Chair ([email protected]).
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on experience and degrees earned.
About Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy is a pluralistic Jewish day school in grades 6-12. Located in Bryn Mawr, PA (metropolitan Philadelphia), JBHA is the premier Jewish day school in the Delaware Valley, attracting students from Philadelphia and its suburbs, Allentown, southern New Jersey, and Wilmington, Delaware. The school integrates a comprehensive and rigorous college preparatory curriculum with the teaching of essential Jewish and American values and texts. Guided by our four Derech Eretz values of Honor, Moral Courage, Kindness and Community/, Barrack values diversity, celebrates the richness of Judaism's language, culture, and history, and is strongly connected to Israel. Barrack prepares future leaders of the American, Jewish and global communities who work for a better world through acts of justice and compassion.
Please check out the academic program, extracurricular activities and life of the school at the web site, www.jbha.org