Lowell School, a progressive school of approximately 300+ students in NW Washington, DC, is looking for a Full-Time Maternity Leave Middle School Science Teacher (maternity leave from August 23 to November 27, 2017).
The ideal candidate has experience teachinggrades 7 and 8 in physical science and ecology. In keeping with the mission of the school, a successful candidate will foster a safe learning environment that promotes individuality, equity, and cultural competency.
The successful candidate will:
Possess a contagious enthusiasm for their craft
Prepare lesson plans for classes
Identify resources, ideas, and strategies to ensure student achievement
Regularly assess student achievement and skill mastery
Create an outstanding environment for teaching and learning
Manage classroom administration and record keeping including grades, attendance records, and student progress
Regularly communicate with students and parents to share progress and opportunities
Differentiate lessons for various types of learners
Possess a flexible working attitude
Experience with curriculum development, assessment strategies, a collaborative spirit, a ready sense of humor and experience with constructivist teaching/learning are preferred. If you wish to apply for the position, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Kavan Yee, Director of Middle School, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of reference are highly encouraged.
Lowell School has a longstanding institutional commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Lowell prohibits any discrimination or harassment based on a person's race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, past or present military service, or any other ground prohibited by federal, District of Columbia, or other applicable law. This policy covers all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotions, termination, pay, and the work environment.
Our mission is to create an inclusive community of life-long learners in which individual is valued and respected. At Lowell, dedicated teachers nurture curiosity and help children develop fundamental skills and deep, conceptual understandings that will last a lifetime. In the Pre-Primary School, opportunities abound for exploration, discovery, and learning. Teachers pay close attention to each ch...ild’s social, emotional, and academic development. In the Primary and Middle Schools, a rigorous, integrated curriculum—which includes the full complement of academic classes, as well as arts, technology, and physical education—engages students in active, experiential learning. A strong social curriculum develops interpersonal skills, multicultural understanding, and community engagement. A full array of after-school activities—including sports, swimming lessons, music lessons, and minicourses—are also available for all enrolled students.