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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 2023-2024 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. There is some flexibility in courses taught by this instructor depending on areas of expertise, including physical science, inquiry science and other related science courses.

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

To apply:

Wye River is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diverse candidates of all backgrounds. Please visit our website, 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,

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