Founded in 1950, Greenhill School is an independent, coeducational day school enrolling 1,338?students in grades pre-kindergarten-12. The school is located on a 78-acre campus approximately 12 miles north of downtown Dallas.?
The?School’s?mission statement reads:?In a diverse and inclusive community, Greenhill prepares and inspires students to lead authentic, purposeful lives.?Consistent with its mission and its steadfast commitments to?its core values of?excellence,?integrity, courage, and compassion, Greenhill combines a rigorous, creative academic program with outstanding opportunities in arts and athletics for students from?a wide variety of?backgrounds. The school is widely known for its exceptional educational environment and has a national reputation for graduating highly qualified students who are well prepared to succeed at the most competitive colleges and universities and in later life.????
The Middle School science program promotes skill-building, inquiry-based learning, and rigorous scientific exploration. The 7/8 science position requires faculty to work collaboratively to build and implement a lively, relevant program in the fields of life and physical science. The faculty member will join experienced grade level and science teaching teams in a community that has high expectations of equity and student engagement.
This is a full-time, 10-month, exempt position. Some evening and weekend work is required.?
The school seeks an outstanding educator for Middle School Science, whose duties comprise:
Teaching four sections of Middle School Science across two grade levels;
Creating a classroom environment that promotes the development of process skills utilized in the scientific process and in experimental design;
Utilizing appropriate supporting content across two grade levels:
7th: life science with an emphasis on interactions between living systems;
8th: physical science using modeling and direct student observations and measurements to build understanding.
Serving as a grade level advisor and team member managing all aspects of the grade level experience.
The ideal candidate will…
Manifest an earnest, active, and ongoing commitment to increasing her/his cultural competency and to valuing and respecting the myriad cultural differences among members of the Greenhill Community and beyond;
Have the optimism, desire, and positive enthusiasm to work with Middle School students and to play an important role in the opening of a new STEM building.
Demonstrate competency with student-centered technology, an interest in advancing and supporting its use to enhance student learning, and the desire to employ technology to connect with students;
Have a rich background in the teaching of environmental, general science, life science, and/or physical science through inquiry and exploration;
Collaborate with other members of the Science department to design and implement curriculum as well as employ an equity lens, recent research, and national standards proven to lead to effective science learning;
Have the ability to support students in their acquisition and development of key process skills related to scientific work;
Be enthusiastic about creating student-centered lessons that allow young learners to implement inquiry-based lessons in a variety of ways;
Have 3-5 years of prior teaching experience with Middle School students;
Demonstrate excellent communication skills both written and spoken and a highly refined work ethic and positive spirit;
Be motivated to find ways to contribute to the life of the School through coaching, clubs, etc.
Specific Skills and Abilities:
Have a desire to contribute to a community where the people, culture, and curriculum rely on actively engaging difference.
Show a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (e.g., familiarity with concepts; evidence of relevant personal growth; examples of relevant practice, etc.).
Have an ability to welcome and include others and an openness to collaboration across differences.
Founded in 1950, Greenhill School is an independent, coeducational day school enrolling 1,325 students in grades pre-k-12. The school is located on a 78-acre campus approximately 12 miles north of downtown Dallas.
The School’s mission statement reads: “In a diverse and inclusive community, Greenhill prepares and inspires students to lead authentic, purposeful lives.” Consistent with its mission and its steadfast commitments to excellence, diversity, individuality, and community, Greenhill combines a rigorous, creative academic program with outstanding opportunities in arts and athletics for students from disparate ethnic, religious, socio-economic, and racial backgrounds. The school is widely known for its exceptional educational environment and has a national reputation for graduating highly qualified students who are well prepared to succeed at the most competitive colleges and universities and in later life.