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Middle School Science Teacher (Long-Term Sub)

Tacoma, WA | Full Time
2 Days Ago

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Description

Charles Wright Academy (CWA), located on a beautiful, wooded 107-acre campus, serves students in preschool through 12th grade. The only coeducational independent preschool-12 school in Tacoma, Washington, CWA provides challenging, college preparatory academics that prepare students to thrive in college and in life. Equally important is a wide array of experiential education, artistic, athletic, and service opportunities that promote students’ social-emotional development and provide avenues by which they discover and pursue their passions. Close, respectful, and trusting relationships between faculty and students result in an environment in which all community members embrace both the hard work and the joy inherent in the journey of intellectual and personal growth.


Charles Wright Mission Statement: To inspire active, joyful learning while nurturing and challenging our students to develop the character, creativity, and skills to successfully navigate the future with confidence.


Summary:

CWA Middle School Teachers are assigned four courses (year-long equivalent) and an Advisory. They are expected to challenge each student to develop fully his/her/their intellectual, physical, and artistic abilities, and his/her/their potential for moral conduct and responsible citizenship with the School Mission and Portrait of a Tarrier as guiding documents. In addition, each full-time Middle School teacher is expected to coach two seasons of athletics or offer three elective classes and provide supervision for students throughout the school day, as well as participate in the daily life and culture of the school.


This position is a long-term sub for a full-time faculty appointment to teach three sections of sixth grade and one section of fifth grade Science. The estimated duration of this long-term sub role is 10/21/2022-3/24/2023. The Middle School Science curriculum focuses on biology in sixth grade and a blend of physical and earth science in seventh and eighth grade. Faculty can teach any combination of the above courses and flexibility to teach more than one level is expected. 


Essential Functions:

  • In collaboration with the Academic Leadership Team and departmental curriculum maps, provide an academic curriculum which is developmentally appropriate and effective to student learning, content mastery, and advancement of study and performance skills.
  • Models, imparts, and inspires enthusiasm for the subject to all students.
  • Maintains complete engagement during school hours to engage with students through instruction, supervision, advisement, or conferencing time.
  • Serves as an advisor to a small group of students each year and delivers Advisory curriculum as appropriate; encourages and models growth of moral character.
  • Maintains thorough and up-to-date communications to be fully engaged in partnership with students, families, and Advisors to keep them abreast of students’ performance and proactively to correct any lapse in performance or behavior.
  • Engages in assigned supervision of hallways/commons during passing, lunch and arrival/departure times of students.
  • Leads or participates in grade level trips, school events, extracurricular activities, and other special programs.
  • Attends and participates fully in all scheduled faculty and community meetings, including admissions and prospective family events. 
  • Works in partnership with the Student Support Team to fully support diverse needs of students.
  • Lead and/or advise as a coach for athletics, advising an approved club, or other similar responsibility. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


Charles Wright offers a generous benefits package including medical/dental/vision, life and long-term disability, paid-time off and participation in a retirement plan, including an employer contribution once you meet eligibility, as well as partial tuition remission.

Requirements

Skills and Abilities:

  • Awareness of the intellectual, physical, emotional, and developmental needs of adolescent learners.
  • Willingness and ability to work cooperatively and in collaboration with colleagues and administration. 
  • Possess a passion for working with adolescents.
  • Commitment and ability to model and implement the school’s Mission Statement, Values, Portrait of a Tarrier, and our DEIB Inclusion Statement.
  • Thorough understanding of appropriate pedagogy and best practices of adolescent education
  • Strong supervisory, self-management, and leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative analytical and problem-solving skills


Education and Experience:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in related field, masters’ preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the academic subject.
  • Demonstrated success and experience in teaching high school students in the subject area.
  • Familiarity with educational technology preferred, including Zoom and Google G-Suite for education to deliver lessons in a remote and/or hybrid teaching mode when needed.  
  • Experience with Mac hardware and systems is preferred.
  • Experience using a Project Based Learning (PBL) framework and/or enthusiastic willingness to learn and utilize.


Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.  
  • Must be able to traverse school facility and lead students to safety in the event of an emergency.  


Estimated Schedule:

  • Full-time, 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. daily, plus weekly meetings to 5 p.m.
  • Expected to work in-service and professional development days as well as those directed by the Head of School.


All Charles Wright employees must show proof of MMR vaccination or a titer test. Employment is contingent on the successful completion of a national background screening and fingerprinting process. Charles Wright Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/V/D.

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