Website: www.howardschool.org

School Profile: The Howard School educates students with language-based learning disabilities and learning differences through instruction designed to complement and address each student’s individual needs, and to help each student understand and advocate for his or her own learning process. The curriculum focuses on depth of understanding to make learning meaningful and therefore, maximize educational success.

Position Purpose: The candidate must be comfortable teaching “Broadfield” science in grades 9-12, including coursework Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics, Robotics, and/or Biology. The Lead Teacher is responsible, in collaboration with the teaching team, for creating a vibrant, student-centered language rich environment that supports the learning and personal growth of each student. He or she must be skillful in establishing a strong relationship with students and creating learning opportunities that motivate and inspire students to develop all aspects of their profiles. The Howard School recognizes and celebrates learner passions and strengths, while also addressing their disabilities and weaknesses, and believes that learners are neither defined nor limited by labels. We seek an experienced educator to join an interdisciplinary team who is committed to interactive project-based learning, student self-knowledge and self advocacy, collaboration, flexibility, and humor. They must possess the insight and skills to participate fully on a team which brings research-based expertise, depth of experience, and enthusiasm to a full and robust academic program that includes the arts, technology and athletics.

Teacher Characteristics:

  • Committed to best practices for the education of students with language learning differences and disabilities
  • Committed to and skilled in differentiation
  • Committed to designing and adapting instruction to meet a range of student learning needs and interests
  • Committed to multidisciplinary instruction, encouraging students’ creative expression, incorporating student interest and passions, and developing critical thinking
  • Curious about the world of ideas across multiple disciplines, and excited to teach across different disciplines.
  • Highly collaborative and excited about generating curriculum and assessment ideas in a team setting
  • Curious, creative, self-reflective, and willing to take initiative and run with new ideas

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Advanced degree and 3-5 years of classroom experience working with students with language learning disabilities and differences preferred
  • Desire to plan and work collaboratively on a team essential
  • Ideal candidates have the attributes of flexibility, humor, collaboration, creativity, and passion for emerging research and pedagogy
  • Flexible teaching background and interest in teaching electives, coaching and/or advising clubs is a plus


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