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Biology, Honors Biology, and Animal Behaviors long-term substitute teacher

  • 13 Nov 2023 3:03 PM
    Message # 13278990


    Position Description



    Position:                Biology, Honors Biology, and Animal Behaviors long-term substitute teacher

    Reports to:               Craig Bouma, Science Chair

    Date Written:         November 1, 2023

    Status:                   Exempt (Salaried)

    Pay Scale:              $60,000 - $80,000 annually 

    Period of Employment:March 18, 2024 - June 15, 2024 and/or August 15, 2024-Nov 30, 2024

    Contact: Annalee Salcedo, Dean of Academics; annalee_salcedo@cate.org805-684-4127 ext. 271



    Cate School is committed to attracting and retaining a highly talented and diverse community.  We seek applications from candidates who are eager to live among and teach young people from all over the world. A small co-educational boarding school on the Central Coast of California, Cate School offers a career opportunity for educators whose priorities and purposes mirror the four pillars of our mission statement--commitment, scholarship, companionship, and service.  

    Job Description for Science Teacher

    Cate School is currently seeking highly qualified biology instructor candidates. The position will include close collaboration with science colleagues and teaching three junior-level biology sections (two Biology and one Honors Biology) and one elective: Animal Behaviors. All four classes meet thrice weekly for 65 minutes. One-hour department and faculty meetings are scheduled once per week.  The teacher will instruct four sections, attend department and faculty meetings, and report to Craig Bouma, Chair of the Science Department.

    Cate students, teachers, and parents have high expectations for teaching and learning. Consequently, we expect our teachers to...

    • Collaborate

      • work with course team teachers to deliver consistent, high-quality instruction 

      • participate in department, school, and parent meetings 

      • communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues, and parents regarding student progress and student needs

    • Practice excellent teaching:

    • plan, prepare, and design activities that engage students in inquiry and facilitate active learning experiences

    • be knowledgeable of and incorporate national standards and best practices

    • identify and select differentiated instructional resources and methods to meet students' varying needs

    • guide and monitor student learning and growth through formative assessment and appropriate feedback

    • assign and grade class work, homework, tests, and assignments in a timely, fair, and consistent manner

    • maintain accurate and complete records of student's progress and development

    • participate in department and school meetings, parent meetings

    • communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues, and parents regarding student progress and student needs

    • keep updated with developments in the subject area and with teaching resources and methods, make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities, and be willing to grow professionally and attend conferences

    • Continue to Learn

      • maintain a commitment to continuous professional growth through reflective practice, evaluative feedback, and evolving school needs

      • stay up-to-date with curriculum standards, developments in education, teaching resources and methods, and incorporate new learning into teaching practices 

      • help advance the school’s objectives concerning the curricular integration of computational thinking

    • Demonstrate commitment to  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work

      • foster a sense of belonging for each student 

      • help advance the department’s objectives concerning anti-racist pedagogies and curriculum 

    In terms of education and experience, applicants for this position will have:

    • minimally a BS or BA in life science or a related field

    • experience teaching high school life science courses 

    • demonstrated facility with or ability to learn LMS (Schoology, Veracross, etc.)

    • demonstrated commitment to / love for working with teenagers as a role model, mentor, advisor

    • demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work

    • demonstrated commitment to professionalism, collaboration, and growth

    Key Competencies

    ·   self-motivation

    ·   high energy level

    ·   verbal and written communication skills

    ·   Attention to detail

    ·   high work standards

    ·   problem-solving

    ·   decision making

    ·   organizing and planning

    ·   learning orientation

    ·   critical thinking

    ·   stress tolerance

    ·   flexibility and adaptability

    ·   initiative

    Interested candidates should send a CV and two letters of reference to Annalee Salcedo, Dean of Academics,
    Last modified: 13 Nov 2023 3:04 PM | Anonymous member

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