Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree or higher (post-graduate preferred) in science education or a STEAM/STEM-related field.

Minimum Experience: 3+ years of teaching experience with children ages 4-10 preferred

Website: triangledayschool.org/

Triangle Day School is seeking an enthusiastic and talented Lower School Science Lab Teacher to start in early January 2022. This person will be responsible for teaching a hands-on STEAM/STEM curriculum to Transitional Kindergarten (pre-school) through Fifth Grade classes biweekly, attending regular faculty meetings, assisting with science competitions (such as our First Lego League robotics team), and organizing our annual student Science Expo.

TDS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff. The school therefore seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported. A strong applicant should be patient, kind, flexible, and enjoy working on a team, as our teachers work closely with one another and contribute greatly to the wider TDS community. We value faculty who are involved in school life within and beyond the classroom, such as coaching or directing an extracurricular club, to enrich our vibrant community.

Responsibilities:
  • Plan and execute a balanced Lower School science curriculum with achievable goals that can be accomplished through the use of hands-on, lab-based exploration.
  • Collaborate with grade-level homeroom teachers to align science lab and classroom curriculums.
  • Facilitate age-appropriate activities, including the use of available technology (Ozobots, EV3 robots, Smart boards, etc).
  • Maintain care and responsibility for science lab resources, equipment, and small animals.
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity level and interests of the students.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials, providing individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
  • Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.
  • Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other staff members in assessing and aiding in bringing students to their full potential.
  • Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the school and through self-selected professional growth activities.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher (post-graduate preferred) in science education or a STEAM/STEM-related field.
  • 3+ years of teaching experience with children ages 4-10 preferred
  • Deep love for and knowledge of STEAM/STEM education in the primary and secondary years
  • Passion for nurturing the curiosity and creativity of students
  • Eagerness to collaborate with colleagues across divisions and departments
  • Familiarity with instructional technology both for teaching and communication
Additional Details:
  • Full-Time Position, ten-month year (August-June)
  • Salary in accordance with certification and experience
  • School hours run Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Benefits: health, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, and 401(k)
  • Funds available for self-driven professional development
  • TDS requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any boosters recommended and available to the general public.
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