Middle School Science Teacher (8th grade)

  • Cary Academy
  • 155 North Harrison Avenue, Cary, NC, USA
  • May 10, 2023
Full time Teacher

Job Description

Cary Academy seeks a Middle School Science Teacher dedicated to meeting and nurturing the unique developmental needs of younger adolescent learners, sharing a passion for science in engaging and meaningful ways that build on the students’ natural curiosity and foster interactive, participatory and discovery learning. Serves as an advisor, developing personal connections with a group of student advisees. Contributes to the school’s rich extracurricular program and participates actively in the life of our learning community.

Cary Academy's Beliefs about Learning

· Learning is an iterative and interdependent process.

· Taking risks, embracing struggle, and developing resilience are essential to deep and life-long learning.

· Individuals must develop self-awareness as learners and take ownership of their learning.

· Clear, ongoing, and timely feedback elicits self-reflection and drives growth.

· Physical, social, and emotional balance is essential for learning and well-being.

· The most impactful learning occurs where people, disciplines, and ideas connect to address human and community needs.

· Diverse and inclusive environments create a secure and affirming culture that enables both the individual and the community to flourish.

· Excellent teaching is the foundation of an outstanding learning community.

The Cary Academy Professional Culture

· Above all else, we are fiercely committed to putting our students first in all that we do.

· We are relentless in the pursuit of our mission.

· We are insatiably curious, knowing that if we are open to and excited about learning, the right answers will come to us—eventually!

· Tradition matters to us, butmoving forward with an eye to the new, different and unexplored matters even more.

· We deliberately seek out a broad range of backgrounds and experiences in our employees and value this as essential to allowing our community to grow and innovate.

· We share ideas, information and perspectives in a way that honors and empowers everyone and allows our community to thrive.

· We nurture meaningful relationships with community members that make us look forward to coming to work each day.

· We are self-motivated professionals who take pride in and responsibility for the work we do.

Cary Academy's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Committed to attracting and retaininga diverse staff, Cary Academy encourages applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seekto create working and learning environments that are safe and inclusive.

The Cary Academy Diversity Mission Statement

"Cary Academy fosters a learning community where the richness of diversity is recognized, respected, and embraced. Our view in diversity includes, but is not limited to ability, age, appearance, gender, national origin, personal qualities, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Our vision is to nurture and sustain an equitableand inclusive environment where everyone is valued.”


Teaches a standard load of 8th grade science classes in the Middle School (8 contact periods) in a manner consistent with the mission and educational philosophies of Cary Academy.

  • Provides personal and academic guidance to a group of student advisees, if assigned to do so.
  • Leads and/or supports co-curricular and extracurricular activities, including a Middle School club and Flex Day opportunities.
  • Engages actively in equity and anti-racism work as part of the school’s commitment to inclusion and justice.
  • Is readily available to students for extra help and guidance outside of class.
  • Communicates effectively with parents and responds to concerns in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Supervises students before and after school and during break as assigned.
  • Eats lunch with students each day at an assigned lunch table.
  • Supports students and advisees by attending a variety of student performances, events and competitions each year.
  • Provides occasional substitute coverage for another faculty member’s class as needed.
  • Shares responsibility for transporting students to school activities by occasionally driving a 14-passenger school activity bus.
  • Participates in grade level trips.
  • Seeks out and engages in ongoing professional development.
  • Completes all required administrative and operational tasks in a timely manner per school operating policies and procedures.
  • Performs other functions as assigned in support of school operations.