Chesterfield Day School seeks an educator to join the faculty for the 2015-2016 school year as a full-time upper elementary teacher.
Chesterfield Day School offers an exceptional personalized learning environment in support of our vision: Through meaningful work, Chesterfield Day School students develop fundamental skills, think creatively and critically, identify and solve complex problems of the world, express themselves to the community, and grow in character.
Our engaging and rigorous approach to preparing students is implemented by a collaborative team of subject area specialist teachers in the upper grades. CDS offers a student-teacher ratio of no more than 12:1 in order to allow the faculty to be truly personalized in their approach.
We seek an energetic and intelligent science teacher with a sound understanding of best practices in the teaching and working with this age group of children. This position is designed for a teacher who values curriculum design and implementing a personalized and engaging curriculum. Working with a team of teachers and our Director of Academics and Student Services, this teacher will design his/her classroom environment and program to create a program that allows for creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. The program will be authentic and meaningful and build character in our students.
Chesterfield Day School has strong commitment to fundamental academic skills while also enhancing and enriching our curriculum. We create opportunities for students not found elsewhere (e.g.: Inquiry Based Learning, Passion Driven Education, Design Thinking, MakerSpace, Web 2.0 Tools, Project Based Learning, Service Learning, LEGO Robotics, STEM or STEAM approaches, and more).
Specific responsibilities associated with this position include:
Delivering a personalized learning experience
Designing innovative, dynamic science units (interdisciplinary, multi-age, inquiry based).
Participating in the design and execution of our annual overnight Outdoor Education experience for 4th, 5th and 6th Grades in the fall
Directing students through an advisory course to develop character, teamwork, and other life skills
The ideal candidate will:
Enjoy spending time with 10-12 year olds
Be flexible, visionary and hard-working
Have a deep interest in science and a vision for how the subject matter can be taught to develop critical thinking and analytic reasoning along with fundamental skill mastery
Have strong communication skills with parents and children
Demonstrate understanding of the educational and social development of children in this age-group
Exhibit a passion for developing, implementing and improving curricula that is informed by best practice and experience
Understand and embrace the role of "customer service" in an independent school
Have knowledge or experience working with LEGO Robotics.
Have interest in the Maker movement and partnering with or leading our MakerSpace.
Chesterfield Day School offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including tuition remission up to 65% for qualified students and a long commitment in the budget to ongoing professional development for our faculty.
Send cover letter and resume with references to firstname.lastname@example.org Please use the following subject line "Science Teacher" and address all communications to Jeff Horwitz, Director of Academics and Student Services by March 16th.