Teacher, Middle School Science - Transition Learning Support Department

  • Woodward Academy
  • College Park, GA, USA
  • Mar 08, 2023
Full time Teacher

Job Description

The Woodward Academy Middle School strives to help students fulfill their potential in every facet of their lives. Woodward provides opportunities for students to expand their horizons through academics, arts, athletics, and community service. 
Our dedicated teachers excel in their respective fields and provide a stimulating, fun, and challenging environment. Whether they are promoting academic excellence or demonstrating personal accountability, the middle school teachers find creative and meaningful ways to communicate with their students. 
This position involves teaching both Life and Physical Science to 7th and 8th-grade students in the Transition Learning Support Program. The MS science teacher should be a leader in inquiry-based instruction and exhibit enthusiasm for science, engineering, and STEAM.
  • Prepares motivating lessons that reflect knowledge of the curriculum, adolescent development, and student abilities
  • Utilizes a variety of teaching methods to engage different styles of learning and ability levels in the classroom
  • Utilizes a variety of teaching and learning strategies to teach grade-level content to bright students who have learning disabilities, processing weaknesses, and/or attention deficit
  • Utilizes data to design instructional activities and assessments as needed
  • Demonstrates a high level of responsiveness to student needs, including the implementation of differentiated teaching strategies       
  • Encourages an inclusive classroom that accepts the different perspectives and backgrounds of the students and elicits a greater understanding of the world around them with a global perspective 
  • Meaningfully integrates technology into the classroom, including but not limited to, Google Apps Suite, Microsoft Office, Interactive Whiteboard, and other engaging tools in a 1:1 iPad environment.
Teaching and Learning Environment:
  • Creates a learning environment that is motivating and age appropriate, setting clear expectations for classwork and homework.
  • Seeks to actively know students’ strengths and weaknesses and collaborates with the Program Director and other Transition teachers assessing student profiles and designing plans for maximum student learning and achievement
  • Communicates effectively with parents, mainstream and Transition colleagues, and administrators; responds promptly and with care to parent concerns
  • Maintains an accurate and organized system for monitoring student grades and records. Meets reporting deadlines and requirements and follows school-wide procedures for reporting grades. 
  • Demonstrates strong classroom management and organizational skills.
  • Maintains substitute plans and engages substitutes in advance when needed and when possible. 
Professional Development: 
  • Engages in goal setting and demonstrates a willingness to learn, grow, and improve as a teacher 
  • Continues to update knowledge of content area(s) taught 
  • Attends and participates appropriately in Academy/school/department faculty meetings.
School and Community: 
  • Maintains a positive attitude and approach 
  • Supports colleagues and collaborates as a team player with colleagues and administration
  • Represents the Academy in the larger community in a positive manner 
  • Assists with projects and school-wide initiatives and has the ability and willingness to contribute to the Academy through coaching or other co-curricular activities.
  • Other work-related duties as assigned by supervisor or management
Minimum Job Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree in Science Education or Learning Disabilities/Special Education from an accredited institution of higher learning; master’s degree in science or education of student with learning disabilities preferred
  • Valid Georgia teaching certificate preferred
  • 2+ years of successful teaching of students with mild learning disabilities required  
  • 2+ years of successful Middle School teaching preferred
  • Independent school experience preferred, but not required
The Teacher, Middle School Science position is an exempt, salaried, ten-month position.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  Benefits are substantial. EOE