Middle School Science Teacher

  • Palisades Episcopal School
  • 13120 Grand Palisades Parkway, Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Jun 04, 2024
Full time Teacher

Job Description

Job Title: Middle School Science Teacher

Department: Middle School

Reports to: Head of School, Middle School Director

 Mission: Palisades Episcopal School is a school honoring Christ and committed to providing a classical education challenging the mind, body and spirit

Job Summary: Teachers at Palisades Episcopal School are not just educators, but also passionate, innovative, and dedicated members of the Palisades community. We embrace the unique philosophy and traditions of the School while always striving for excellence. We are committed to growth as professionals and individuals and value and respect every member of the community. As a Middle School Teacher, you will be welcomed into a supportive and collaborative environment, where your contributions are valued, educational autonomy is promoted, and your growth is encouraged.

Palisades Episcopal School is seeking a middle school science teacher who will deliver interactive, innovative lessons for grades 5-8 students. Applicants must possess strong communication skills, a knowledge of subject area, a passion for educating middle schoolers, a strong work ethic, and a fun, collaborative spirt. The candidate will work in concert with a team of middle school teachers to foster belonging and strong relationships with students and families. The candidate will be an integral part of the annual implementation of a problem-based learning project, as well as in the regular development of strong, passionate, open-minded, joy-filled young adults.

*NC teaching certification is not a requirement in independent schools.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

Instructional:

●      Demonstrates a desire to meaningfully integrate technology into the classroom.

●      Employs a variety of teaching methods to engage different learning styles and ability levels in the classroom

●      Engages students in project-based tasks designed to build students’ conceptual and procedural understanding

●      Prepares motivating and stimulating lessons that reflect knowledge of the curriculum, child development, and student abilities

●      Encourages an inclusive classroom that accepts the different perspectives and backgrounds of the students, fosters global citizenship, and elicits a greater understanding of the world around them

●      Utilizes a variety of assessments and data in the classroom to develop lessons and instructional activities as needed

●      Updates curriculum and materials as needed

●      Fosters a classroom community that effectively manages students by engaging them in dynamic learning, developing their moral compasses, and evoking their sense of empathy and connection to each other.

Teaching and Learning Environment:

●      Creates a learning environment that is motivating and age-appropriate, setting clear expectations for classwork and homework while maintaining current books and instructional resources that support classroom learning

●      Seeks to actively know students’ strengths and weaknesses and responds promptly and with care to parent concerns. Communicates effectively with parents, colleagues, and administrators.

●      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.

●      Prepares well-thought-out and thorough conferences and written documentation on student progress.

●      Maintains substitute plans and engages substitutes in advance when needed and when possible

●      Demonstrates strong classroom management skills.

 Professional Development:

●      Demonstrates a willingness to learn, grow, and improve as an educator.

●      Continues to update knowledge of content area(s) taught.

●      Engages in goal setting and review process with assigned administrator.

●      Attends and participates appropriately in full, divisional, and departmental/team faculty meetings.

 School and Community:

●      Maintains a positive attitude and approach

●      Supports colleagues

●      Represents the School in the larger community in a positive manner

●      Assists with project and school-wide initiatives

●      Engages in other work-related duties as assigned by supervisor or management

 Skills/Qualifications:

●      Bachelor’s degree required/Masters or Doctorate degree preferred

●      Experience in a classroom setting

●      Excellent written and verbal communication skills

●      Demonstrated success in professional development

 QUALIFICATIONS: The middle school program is a high-quality, advanced program based on the latest academic research into best practices. It has high expectations for content mastery as its foundation. In terms of outcomes, our students should consistently match or exceed the Independent School norms based on the ERB Test of Basic Skills (spring test) and the ISEE admissions test for high school placement.

 Work Location: In person

 Please visit https://pescharlotte.org/about/ to complete the employment application form. Resumes can be sent to Lara Serfontein at [email protected]