St. Mary’s Academy is seeking a High School Science Teacher with experience in teaching Chemistry and Advanced Placement Chemistry courses reporting to the High School Principal. This individual will support the school community by planning, organizing, and implementing an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.
Through regular conversations with the principal, St. Mary’s Academy teachers learn and understand their job responsibilities. It has been a hallmark of teachers throughout the history of St. Mary’s Academy that their work goes beyond the classroom and includes not only the academic preparation of the student, but also the emotional, social and spiritual development of students. Additionally, teachers at St. Mary’s Academy are enthusiastic and energetic and will find support for new ideas and programs. This enthusiasm is encouraged and applauded at SMA. Additionally, faculty members at St. Mary’s Academy are a supportive group. One does not have to look far to find a helping hand at St. Mary’s Academy.
Teach three 90-minute block classes per semester.
Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences
Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
Use relevant technology to support instruction
Provide appropriate and timely feedback on work to allow students to grow in their educational abilities
Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development, and prepare required reports on students and activities
Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing appropriate rules and procedures
Keep updated with developments in the subject area, teaching resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities
Participate in department and school meetings, as well as parent meetings
Participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities such as social events, sporting events, clubs, overnight trips, community service, and other school community activities
Serve as a grade-level advisor and club sponsor
Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues, and parents regarding student progress and student needs
Adhere to and support the mission of St. Mary’s Academy
Other tasks as assigned
Education and qualifications should include the following:
At least three years of teaching experience - ideally in Chemistry and AP Chemistry
Bachelor’s degree in a science subject or related field, required
Master’s degree or teaching certification is strongly preferred
Commitment to employing a positive mindset to teaching chemistry with student-centric pedagogy and problem-based learning.
Willingness to build and maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues and parents
Understanding of and appreciation for high school-aged students in an all-girls community.
All teachers are also responsible for a variety of duties and tasks throughout the day; the principal will make these assignments and share them with faculty. These tasks and assignments change as the needs of the community are determined.