St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, MD seeks a design-science teacher to begin August 15, 2017. The mission of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is to know and inspire each child in an inclusive community dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning, and service.
Founded in 1978, St. Andrew’s is a co-educational independent day school, enrolling approximately 585 students in preschool-grade 12. The school has two campuses three miles apart. The Potomac Village Campus (preschool-grade 2) is on the grounds of St. Francis Episcopal Church and the 19-acre Postoak Campus (grades 3-12) is on Postoak Road in Potomac. Since 2008 St. Andrew’s has renovated or newly built each of its buildings and outdoor spaces, culminating in the opening of the new 43,000-square-foot Student Center in 2016 on the Postoak Campus.
St. Andrew’s has earned international recognition as a destination school for research-informed teaching, learning, and leadership development. Its Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (www.thecttl.org) has trained 100% of the St. Andrew’s faculty in the foundations of Mind, Brain, and Education Science research. As leaders in the research-to-practice movement, St. Andrew’s teachers and students conduct original educational research with faculty from The Johns Hopkins University School of Education and Research Schools International, led by individual faculty members at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. CTTL publications and training have influenced more than 10,000 teachers and school leaders internationally. As a faculty member at St. Andrew’s, you can have the opportunity to work directly with the CTTL as a Teacher Research Fellow or contributing author to the CTTL’s internationally recognized publication Think Differently and Deeply.
St. Andrew’s faculty and staff uphold a powerfully innovative, positive culture that challenges and supports one of the most broadly diverse student bodies in greater Washington. The school seeks growth-minded, highly motivated, collaborative faculty and staff who will continue the school’s growth and focus on the development of each student’s full potential.
The Intermediate School is a Responsive Classroom community and implements Everyday Mathematics and TCRW Reading Writing Workshop curriculum. Students use iPads and laptops as appropriate to enhance learning.
The IS Design Course Description:
Science and art are integrated into a course named Design. The science teacher and the art teacher collaborate on design projects that encourage students to think about a question, sketch a plan, test the model, and iterate the original concept while incorporating personal creative voice throughout. This art and science collaboration provides a unique platform for students to be creative, analytical innovators.
St. Andrew’s Intermediate School is seeking a teacher who enthusiastically combines a love and curiosity for all sciences with their joy of working with students grades three - five. The Intermediate School program develops the science skills of practicing the design and engineering process (think, make, test, improve), collaborating with peers, and using science tools for mindful observations and predictions. Some units include LEGO Mindstorm, littleBits, reverse engineering of machines, and journals for illustrations and data. This teacher will foster, guide, and focus children’s natural interests and abilities through carefully planned open-ended, inquiry-based explorations. Comfort with software is essential. Collaboration with the art teacher is expected.
We encourage interested candidates to find out more about the school by visiting www.saes.org.
Consistent with the values of an Episcopal school, St. Andrews is committed to a diverse and inclusive community with respect to race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, family status, economic circumstance, age, and physical disability in its student body, faculty and staff. Pursuant to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, St. Andrews does not discriminate in the administration of admission, financial aid or loan practices, educational or other school-sponsored programs and activities, or in the hiring or terms of employment of faculty and staff, except that the Chaplain shall be a member of the clergy of the Episcopal Church.