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Middle School Science Teacher
Alta Vista School

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Middle School Science Teacher

Alta Vista School
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Job Summary

Wage
$70-85 per year
Job Type
Full-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 4 days ago
Job Role
Teacher
Employer's Industry
Education
Job Schedule
Weekdays

Job Description

MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER POSITION
Opportunity starting Fall of 2021. Alta Vista seeks dynamic Science teachers for grades 6-8. AVS Middle School offers students and their families courses designed to scaffold skills and build long-term competencies. We are seeking an experienced, energetic, learner-centric teacher, eager to help with the development of  +STEAM and inquiry-based curriculum. 

The teacher will effectively and collaboratively design a learning experience that fosters creative problem-solving. In addition, the teacher will promote a positive and responsive classroom culture. Strong communication skills and professional ethics are essential. Additional responsibilities include: participating in professional development and school committees, leading an after school club once a week, and  advising a small group of students as well as various daily duties on a rotating basis. Educators with experience working with middle school students, interest in curriculum development, and an inquiry-based, hands-on approach to teaching are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Traits and Requirements:

  • Develop high-quality, innovative curriculum aligned with the mission of Alta Vista School.
  • Design and maintain vibrant classroom environments.
  • Work cooperatively and collegially with the school’s administration, the faculty and staff, and the parents to create and maintain an exemplary school environment.
  • Prepare for and actively participate in all school activities, faculty meetings, and conferences, including those with parents, during and after school hours as may be necessary.
  • Take full advantage of all opportunities to grow as a teacher.
  • Cultivate collaboration, transparency, inclusion, curiosity, fun, innovation, and excellence in a dynamic learning community.
  • Possess a passion for Science and have the ability to spark student motivation and love of learning
  • In-depth knowledge of Science curricula and best teaching practices
  • Experience with Next Generation Science Standards
  • Ability to conduct dynamic and flexible instruction to address a variety of learning needs and interests.
  • Willingness to examine one's own teaching with a critical eye in order to continuously improve one’s practice.
  • Evaluate student progress regularly using standards based assessment. 
  • Provide students with opportunities to question, investigate, and wonder.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree; Master’s degree preferred 
  • Experience teaching Science at the middle school and/or secondary school level
  • Familiarity with teaching in independent schools

Alta Vista is committed to being a safe and welcoming place for all families, students, and faculty. The Alta Vista School does not discriminate against employees on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status or disability.

Business Overview

Our Story

Founded in San Francisco in 2010 as an inquiry-based STEAM program, Alta Vista is in an exciting period of transition—from tenacious start-up to a stable educational institution serving approximately 300 students across two campuses. The Middle School program, founded four years ago, graduated its first eighth-grade class in 2018. 

Alta Vista School encourages students to go beyond a strong academic foundation to pursue their passions with the help of our community. Faculty, administrators, and families believe experiences and hands-on activities are the best practice for meaningful learning. Alta Vista educators benefit from small class sizes and are intentional in their instruction. Teachers serve as guides for students as they explore, observe, predict, measure, and analyze for themselves in an inquiry-based journey of discovery and knowledge-making. Likewise, AVS teachers are serious about play. We love learning alongside our students, believing that children learn better in joyous, authentic settings. Most important to the AVS approach is a foundation rooted in the scientific method and a belief that science and technology, guided by the arts, can be leveraged to benefit all. At AVS, students learn to embrace technology and to apply principles of design-thinking as powerful tools for innovation. Technology is thoughtfully integrated into each classroom.

Why Work With Us?

Alta Vista educators benefit from small class sizes and are intentional in their instruction. Teachers serve as guides for students as they explore, observe, predict, measure, and analyze for themselves in an inquiry-based journey of discovery.

Team Size

11-50 team members

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Benefits
Health Benefits
Paid Time Off
Retirement Benefits
Training
Workplace
Collaborative
Community Oriented
Creative
Fun
Innovative
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