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Science Teacher, Grades 7-8 (Middle School)

  • 13 Feb 2020 10:18 PM
    Message # 8746683

    Oakwood School is a K-12 coeducational day school in North Hollywood, California that opened its doors in 1951.  The school has remained faithful to its original mission ever since: to create a diverse educational environment where young people are partners with the adults who teach them and learn from them; where the best means of preparing students for the future is to immerse them in the present; where a healthy learning environment requires joy and humor as well as rigorous intensity; and where students’ intellectual and aesthetic depth – along with their capacity for empathy and moral courage – emerge out of authentic engagement with their teachers, one another, and the world around them.

    The Opportunity

    Oakwood School seeks a dedicated full-time middle school Science teacher to develop, implement, and assess project-based science curricula for students in grades 7 and 8. Our middle school Science program affords students the opportunity to build discipline-specific and interdisciplinary inquiry-based research, writing, investigation, and laboratory skills. Seventh and eighth grade students gain foundational knowledge of general science, life science, and physical science material through skills-centered lessons that involve and foster collaboration.

    Responsibilities

    The teacher plans, prepares, and executes developmentally-supportive science lessons/investigations in accordance with Oakwood’s Science department learning protocols. He or she collaborates with fellow Science teachers in planning, conducting, and assessing project-based investigations. Maintains an organized assignment calendar and gradebook in Oakwood School’s learning management system.

    Regularly communicates with student-support team members: parents, teachers, student services, deans, and other administrators.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in a science discipline required; Master’s degree preferred
    • 3+ years of experience teaching  in middle school and experience working in an academic science lab
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including a high degree of cultural competency
    • Ability to prioritize and carry out assignments with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness
    • Dedication to the whole-person development of young people, including an enthusiasm for positive identity development and diversity, equity, and inclusion work

    Please forward your resume and letter of interest to Liz Willis, Academic Dean at Oakwood School – lwillis@oakwoodschool.org                         

    Oakwood School is an equal opportunity employercommitted to cultural diversity in our workforce.

    www.oakwoodschool.org


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