Full-time Science Teacher, Part-time Art and ASL Teaching Positions Available for 2022-2023 School Year

To apply:

Wye River is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diverse candidates of all backgrounds. Please visit our website, https://www.wyeriverupperschool.org/ to learn more about our school community and vision.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter to our Assistant Head of School, Nicole Sophocles, nicolesophocles@wyeriverupperschool.org

American Sign Language Teacher, part-time

Position Description:

Wye River Upper School is now reviewing applications for a talented and innovative American Sign language educator. We are looking for a candidate who is committed to cultivating an exceptional academic experience for students with learning differences. This educator is a collaborator in an innovative and dynamic educational community. The candidate of choice applies a growth mindset both personally and professionally; they inspire others to do the same through optimism flexibility and teamwork. The selected candidate should have a desire to contribute to the school community by sharing their passions and participating in school functions, professional development, field trips, and other special activities.

We are searching for a part-time American Sign Language Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. This course has the option of being taught from a remote location or on-site. This teacher will have one class of introductory students, American Sign Language 1 with the goal of adding additional classes during the 2023-2024 school year as we build this new addition to our school program.

Essential Functions:

● Teaches one section of American Sign Language to students from grades 9-12. ● Plans for unique, project-based, and student-centered learning.

● Contributes to the American Sign Language curriculum by providing information and commentary pertinent to course content considerations.

● Creates, collaborates, and analyzes authentic student data to drive instruction. ● Establishes course outlines and objectives by following curriculum guidelines, and state and school system goals.

● Assesses student work by preparing, administering, and scoring tests; reviewing and correcting written assignments; evaluating student learning.

● Involves parents in student development by providing information and comments regarding academic and social progress; suggesting available educational and social improvement resources; addressing parent concerns; answering questions and requests

● Maintains classroom order by establishing rules and procedures for student participation and movement, adhering to rules for a clean, safe and healthy environment. ● Maintains student records by documenting learning accomplishments, attendance and behavior.

● Participates in school meetings, professional development, field trips, and special activities.

● Demonstrates a commitment to student learning, personal growth, and embraces a growth mindset through daily actions and attitude

● Partakes in off-site experiential trips which may include an overnight experience.

Qualifying education and experience:

● Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in American Sign Language, Teaching, or other related field of study.

● Teacher certification in secondary education is preferred, but not required. Demonstrated teaching skills and experience

● Experience working with special education populations is a plus

● Excellent oral, written, and organizational skills

● Comfortable working with technology including a 1:1 laptop program, google applications and an online learning management system

● Genuine excitement for and the ability to work with high school students

Art Teacher, part-time

Position Description:

Wye River Upper School is now reviewing applications for a talented and innovative art educator. We are looking for a candidate who is committed to cultivating an exceptional academic experience for students with learning differences. This educator is a collaborator in an innovative and dynamic educational community. The candidate of choice applies a growth mindset both personally and professionally; they inspire others to do the same through optimism flexibility and teamwork. The selected candidate should have a desire to contribute to the school community by sharing their passions and participating in school functions, professional development, field trips, and other special activities.

We are searching for an Art Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Currently, this position is part-time with a flexible schedule to be determined summer of 2022. There is the potential for full-time in the future. This art teacher will have classes in the foundations and fine arts, and, at times, electives of their choosing. Full-time teachers lead a student advisory section. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated successful experience working with students in several mediums such as painting/drawing, ceramics, graphic design, and other digital media.

Essential Functions:

● Teaches multiple sections of visual arts courses to grades 9-12 and students of varying levels.

● Plans for unique, project-based, and student-centered learning.

● Contributes to the art curriculum by providing information and commentary pertinent to course content considerations.

● Creates, collaborates, and analyzes authentic student data to drive instruction. ● Establishes art course outlines and objectives by following curriculum guidelines, and state and school system goals.

● Assesses student work by preparing, administering, and scoring rubrics; reviewing and correcting written assignments; evaluating student learning.

● Involves parents in student development by providing information and comments regarding academic and social progress; suggesting available educational and social improvement resources; addressing parent concerns; answering questions and requests

● Maintains classroom order by establishing rules and procedures for student participation and movement, adhering to rules for a clean, safe and healthy environment. ● Maintains student records by documenting learning accomplishments, attendance and behavior.

● Participates in school meetings, professional development, field trips, and special activities.

● Demonstrates a commitment to student learning, personal growth, and embraces a growth mindset through daily actions and attitude

● Partakes in off-site experiential trips which may include an overnight experience. ● Assists in the planning of the school’s annual artistic showcase.

Qualifying education and experience:

● Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in fine art, art education or related field. ● Teacher certificate in secondary education, Demonstrated teaching skills and experience ● Experience working with special education populations is a plus, Certificate in Special Education a plus, though not required

● Excellent oral, written, and organizational skills

● Comfortable working with technology including a 1:1 laptop program, google applications, and an online learning management system

● Genuine excitement for and the ability to work with high school students

Wye River is an independent, college preparatory school serving bright students with learning differences. Students who learn differently discover through innovation, develop with rigor, and celebrate the strengths at Wye River Upper School while preparing for success in college, career, and life.

Science Teacher, full-time

Position Description:

Wye River Upper School is now reviewing applications for a talented and innovative science educator. We are looking for a candidate who is committed to cultivating an exceptional academic experience for students with learning differences. This educator is a collaborator in an innovative and dynamic educational community. The candidate of choice applies a growth mindset both personally and professionally; they inspire others to do the same through optimism flexibility and teamwork. The selected candidate should have a desire to contribute to the school community by sharing their passions and participating in school functions, professional development, field trips, and other special activities.

We are searching for a Science Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. This science teacher will have classes in the biological sciences and chemistry, and, at times, electives of their choosing along with a student advisory section. This may include honors and regular level instruction and the ability to run related labs.

Essential Functions:

● Teaches multiple sections of science courses to grades 9-12.

● Plans for unique, project-based, and student-centered learning.

● Contributes to the science curriculum by providing information and commentary pertinent to course content considerations.

● Creates, collaborates, and analyzes authentic student data to drive instruction. ● Establishes science course outlines and objectives by following curriculum guidelines, and state and school system goals.

● Assesses student work by preparing, administering, and scoring tests; reviewing and correcting written assignments; evaluating student learning.

● Involves parents in student development by providing information and comments regarding academic and social progress; suggesting available educational and social improvement resources; addressing parent concerns; answering questions and requests

● Maintains classroom order by establishing rules and procedures for student participation and movement, adhering to rules for a clean, safe and healthy environment.

● Maintains student records by documenting learning accomplishments, attendance and behavior.

● Participates in school meetings, professional development, field trips, and special activities.

● Demonstrates a commitment to student learning, personal growth, and embraces a growth mindset through daily actions and attitude

● Partakes in off-site experiential trips which may include an overnight experience.

Qualifying education and experience:

● Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, other related fields of science. ● Teacher certificate in secondary education, Demonstrated teaching skills and experience ● Experience working with special education populations is a plus, Certificate in Special Education a plus, though not required

● Excellent oral, written, and organizational skills

● Comfortable working with technology including a 1:1 laptop program, google applications, and an online learning management system

● Genuine excitement for and the ability to work with high school students

Substitute Teachers

Wye River Upper School seeks qualified substitute teachers in a variety of subject areas. Must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree and pass a criminal background check. Competitive hourly pay. Send resume and cover letter to Nicole Sophocles, Assistant Head of School, at nicolesophocles@wyeriverupperschool.org.

Boys' Soccer and Girls' Volleyball Coaches

Wye River School seeks additional boys' soccer coach and a girls' volleyball coach for the current season. Anyone interested should contact Ron Vener, Athletic Director, at ronvener@wyeriverupperschool.org or at 410.758.2922.

Wye River Upper School values diversity and does not discrimate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or ethnic origin.